International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Walter Leal Filho
ISSN online: 1740-8830
ISSN print: 1740-8822
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IJISD focuses on broad aspects of innovation and sustainable development. It fosters discussion not only on technological innovation but on new ways of thinking about the complex and contested issues of sustainable development. Innovative thinking and practices in areas of economics, policy-making, legislation, health, education and the institutional barriers to sustainable development form the basis of the discourse to be fostered.


 Topics covered include

  • Institutional change and sustainable development
  • Policy-making for sustainable development
  • Health and sustainable development
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Legislation and sustainable development
  • Alternative economic paradigms for sustainable development
  • Technological change and sustainable development
  • Partnerships for sustainable development

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The objectives of IJISD are to establish a discourse on innovation and sustainable development that will engage policy-makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and people concerned about the structural and institutional changes needed to make the transition to sustainable development. An international dimension is central to the objectives of the journal.


IJISD provides a vehicle for dissemination and exchange of information between professionals, academics, researchers, policy-makers and educators and all others interested in innovative and challenging thinking about the complexities of sustainable development.


IJISD publishes papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, book reviews and commentaries. A broad approach is taken to innovation and sustainable development, although Special Issues of IJISD will focus on specific areas of innovation.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Leal Filho, Walter, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Deputy Editors

  • Evangelinos, Konstantinos I., University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Skouloudis, Antonis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Managing Editor

  • Choi, Yong-Rok, Inha University, South Korea

Editorial Board Members

  • Abiko, Alex Kenya, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Amaro, Nelson, Universidad Galileo, Guatemala
  • Asomani-Boateng, Raymond, Minnesota State University, USA
  • Barbosa, Samuel Borges, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Blohmke, Julian, Deloitte Consulting, Germany
  • Cachapa, Agostinho Francisco, Mandume ya Ndemufayo University, Angola
  • Coscieme, Luca, Universidade Paulista, Brazil
  • d'Orville, Hans, International Institute for Creativity and Sustainable Development, China
  • Da Silva, Izael Pereira, Strathmore University, Kenya
  • Deshmukh, Vijaya, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India
  • Escobar, José, JE Center for Governance and Development Studies, Sweden
  • Gopalsamy, Poyyamoli, Pondicherry University, India
  • Guedes, Manuel de Arriaga Brito Correia, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Khan, Nadeem, University of Reading, UK
  • Ling, Pui Kiew, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Markham, Vicky, Americares, USA
  • Moggi, Sara, University of Verona, Italy
  • Ng, Theam Foo, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Nikolaou, Ioannis E., Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Owusu-Takyi, Noah, Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ghana
  • Pandey, Umesh Chandra, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
  • Rameshwar, Rudra, Thapar University, India
  • Schellhorn, Carolin D., Saint Joseph's University, USA
  • Sen, Salil K., National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
  • Serrano, Katharina a, World Maritime University, Sweden
  • Sperling, Joshua, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
  • Staniskiene, Egle, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • Thiel, Monica, University of International Business & Economics, China
  • Tortora, Marco, University of Florence, Italy
  • von Gesseneck, Milan Jezic, OCTA Innovation, Belgium


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  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
  • All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
  • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
  • There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


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    8 - 9 December 2018
    Langkawi, Malaysia

    Selected authors will be invited to elaborate on their research topic and submit the results to the journal for review and potential publication.