Digital files: Send only MS Word for PC files formatted to eliminate any special coding, such as that created by reference citation software. Include tables and figures in the same manuscript file.

Cover sheet: This should be a separate document, and should include the article’s title, authors’ full names and mailing addresses, the e-mail for the corresponding author, and up to five suggested reviewers.

Manuscript formatting

    1. Title/Abstract page: On the first page of the manuscript, provide the article’s title, and an abstract (no more than 250 words) that includes: (1) the problem, (2) research strategy, (3) findings, and (4) takeaway messages for practice (e.g., how your findings are relevant to and important for sustainability issues). You should also include a note about which section the article is intended for (i.e., articles, lab and field notes, seeing sustainability, teaching and learning, or reviews).
    2. Section headings: Included bolded section headings, in 14-point Arial font, with no colon afterwards. Sub-headings should be in italics and in 12-point Arial.
    3. Identifying information:  Any information that might directly identify the author or their position (including in-text and bibliographic references by authors and funding information) should be redacted to allow for blinded peer review.
    4. File naming:  In order to maintain anonymity during peer review, the file name for the manuscript should be the title of the article followed by the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format.  If a colon is used in the title, please use only the first clause (e.g.  Limits to Growth 2014-09-23.doc)
    5. Tables and figures: In the text, indicate the appropriate location of each table and figure on a separate line, after the paragraph where it first appears. Place tables in numerical order at the end of the paper, followed by figures, with each table and figure on a separate page, each with complete title and notes. Do not embed tables in the text, and supply only tables that can be edited in MS Word or Excel. Please only use low-resolution images in the originally submitted manuscript file. Send separate high-resolution digital files for each figure only after the manuscript has been formally accepted. As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction, as well as to “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). Use eps, tiff, psd, or jpg formats only.
    6. Type and spacing: Use 12-point Times New Roman type. Double-space all text except for tables and figures. Left justify the main text and indent first lines of paragraphs rather than spacing between them. Please include continuous line numbers.
    7. Citations and references: Citations should be presented in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and in the text should appear in author-date format example (Graham et al., 2014). No footnotes.
    8. Human Subjects Research: If your article uses direct quotes, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to use the interviewee’s name. Please indicate you have gained this permission by adding a disclaimer at the end of the piece that says the following: “All of the participants in our interviews gave us permission to use their names and direct quotes in this piece.”




Abstracts should be no more than 250 words (excluding references), jargon-free, describe the focus of the article, and indicate how the work is relevant to an interdisciplinary audience of academics, practitioners, and/or policy makers.

In addition, the document should include:
-  names and affiliations of all authors
-  the type of article proposed (e.g. feature article, seeing sustainability, lab/field notes, teaching and learning, or reviews).

Citations should be presented in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and in-text citations should appear in the author-date format [example: (Graham et al. 2014)].

Digital files: Send only MS Word for PC files formatted to eliminate any special coding, such as that created by reference citation software. Include tables and figures in the same manuscript file.

Cover sheet: This should be a separate document, and should include the article’s title, authors’ full names and mailing addresses, the e-mail for the corresponding author, and up to three suggested reviewers.

Manuscript formatting

    1. Title/Abstract page: On the first page of the manuscript, provide the article’s title, and an abstract (no more than 250 words) that includes: (1) the problem, (2) research strategy, (3) findings, and (4) takeaway messages for practice (e.g., how your findings are relevant to and important for sustainability issues). You should also include a note about which section the article is intended for (i.e., articles, lab and field notes, seeing sustainability, teaching and learning, or reviews).
    2. Section headings: Included bolded section headings, in 14-point Arial font, with no colon afterwards. Sub-headings should be in italics and in 12-point Arial.
    3. Identifying information:  Any information that might directly identify the author or their position (including in-text and bibliographic references by authors and funding information) should be redacted to allow for blinded peer review.
    4. File naming:  In order to maintain anonymity during peer review, the file name for the manuscript should be the title of the article followed by the date, in YYYY-MM-DD format.  If a colon is used in the title, please use only the first clause (e.g.  Limits to Growth 2014-09-23.doc)
    5. Tables and figures: In the text, indicate the appropriate location of each table and figure on a separate line, after the paragraph where it first appears. Place tables in numerical order at the end of the paper, followed by figures, with each table and figure on a separate page, each with complete title and notes. Do not embed tables in the text, and supply only tables that can be edited in MS Word or Excel. Please only use low-resolution images in the originally submitted manuscript file. Send separate high-resolution digital files for each figure only after the manuscript has been formally accepted. As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction, as well as to “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). Use eps, tiff, psd, or jpg formats only.
    6. Type and spacing: Use 12-point Times New Roman type. Double-space all text except for tables and figures. Left justify the main text and indent first lines of paragraphs rather than spacing between them. Please include continuous line numbers.
    7. Citations and references: Citations should be presented in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and in the text should appear in author-date format example (Graham et al., 2014). No footnotes.
    8. Human Subjects Research: If your article uses direct quotes, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to use the interviewee’s name. Please indicate you have gained this permission by adding a disclaimer at the end of the piece that says the following: “All of the participants in our interviews gave us permission to use their names and direct quotes in this piece.”