Call for papers for a special issue in Challenges in Sustainability

In the Earth System Governance Task Force Initiative on Sustainability Science, we are considering how sustainability science can engage with and contribute to the Earth System Governance conceptual framework, such as the five ‘A:s’: Architecture, Agency, Adaptiveness, Accountability, and Allocation & Access.

As a step in that direction, we are soliciting submissions for a special issue on Sustainability Science in the journal Challenges in Sustainability (CiS). The aim is to offer high quality peer reviewed articles on three strategic themes which we describe below for further inspiration:

  • What is the mission and mandate of sustainability science?
  • What are the achievements in sustainability science research and outreach?
  • What are the theoretical and methodological conflicts and controversies in sustainability science – and what are the future challenges

Format and deadlines

We welcome short succinct submissions of around 4000 words and would like authors to structure the paper in three main sections:

  • Article statement and argument
  • Analysis and discussion
  • Outlook

Please submit – as an‐email attachment – a short preliminary title and abstract (150 words) covering the three aspects (Argument/Discussion/Outlook) no later than 22 January 2016, to: We will inform the corresponding author within one week after the submission deadline.

For more information see the attached full Call for Papers.

2015 TASK FORCE Call December 13