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Indian Journal of Sustainable Development

Indian Journal of Sustainable Development (IJSD) upholds high standard and quality research in multidisciplinary areas of Social Sciences in general and social work in specific. It provides a common forum for representatives of discipline of Social Work, Sociology, Education, Psychology, Political Science, Economics, Rural Development, Women’s Studies and other disciplines of social science and interdisciplinary subjects which shares an interest in the study of Sustainable Development. The journal endeavors to create a body of knowledge around the interface of various functional and theoretical areas of Social and Sustainable Development. It is expected to serve as an independent forum for the academia, social workers, researcher’s, civil society activists and development professionals across the globe to carry forward a candid and objective discussion on common issues and prospects of sustainable and social development. The journal strives for bringing out empirical and conceptual clarity to the social issues and challenges with the answer of sustainability. The Journal seeks to enhance understanding of the sustainable development through the integration of knowledge base, empirical evidences and innovative practices to contribute to the planning and implementation of suitable measures for national and regional development and policy formulation at different levels. The main priority of the Journal is to unveil indigenes and modern approaches of sustainable and social development to create a space for assimilating the both in accordance with the current trends that leads to sustainability in all spheres of human life.

The journal publishes Bi-annually in June and December of every year and each issue of the deals with the broad sphere of sustainable development.  

IJSD shall publish contributions in the following categories:

  • Articles
  • Research Paper/Original papers
  • Brief Reports
  • Case Studies
  • Book  Reviews
  • Civil Society Profiles


The goal of the journal is to develop and disseminate literature and empirical evidence in the field of sustainable and social development. The journal endeavors to establish an effective linkage between policy-makers, government agencies, academics and research institutions, and professionals working in the field, and to provide a forum for them to propagate knowledge base and integrate it into practice.

Aims/Scope of the Journal

The scope of the journal includes the broad area of sustainable development. It may include but not limited, to the following core area…

  1. Review and analysis of policies and programmes of sustainability
  2. Community led models of sustainable development
  3. Social aspects of sustainability
  4. Rural and Urban Development and Sustainable development
  5. Sustainable Development and Education
  6. Health care and Sustainability
  7. Employment and sustainability
  8. Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
  9. Environment and sustainable development
  10. Ecology and sustainability
  11. Economic dimensions of sustainability
  12. Political dimensions of sustainability
  13. Economic, social and natural resources issues
  14. Vulnerable sections and sustainable development
  15. Science, Technology and Sustainability  


Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.

An important role of the publisher is to support the extensive efforts of journal editors, and the often unsung volunteer work undertaken by peer reviewers in maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record. It is a tribute to scholarly practice that the system works well and problems are comparatively rare. The publisher has a supporting, investing and nurturing role in the scholarly communication process and is also ultimately responsible for ensuring that best practices are followed.

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