Call for Associate Editors: "Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World We Want"

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly approved the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. On 1st January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development officially came into force.  The goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection.

The "Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World We Want" is being produced by the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme, being published by Springer, as part of the award-winning"World Sustainability Series".

The editor-in-chief is calling for expressions of interest from colleagues who may wish to support this project by acting as Associate Editors for specific volumes.

This is a honorary, i.e. non-paid position, but entails a wide visibility since the names of  the Associate Editors will appear in the second cover of the publication, as well as on the on-line version, which they will be able to access free of any charges. The tasks of the Associate Editors are: 

1. to supply the editorial team with 25 terms / expressions for use in one of the 17 volumes they choose to contribute towards, which will be the basis of a 5 to 6 pages chapter.

Each volume will have four associate editors, and will entail 100 terms. This means that each associate editor will thus oversee 25 entries per SDG-volume. The submissions will me made on-line we will upload the 25 terms you will provide, on the web site.

2. help us to identify suitable authors (among your contacts/colleagues) who will then write each chapter, tackling one term each. As mentioned above, each chapter consists of a text using a template provided, of 5 to 6 pages. Further details will be provided on the web site of the Encyclopedia, in due course.

Those who think may be able to take advantage of this opportunity and act as Associate Editors of the "Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World We Want" should send the following details:





Selected SDG(s) (up to 2!) where you may act as Associate Editor:

to Svenja Scheday at: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> by 4th April 2017.

Further details will then follow.