Call for Papers:

Topic: Sustainable Development Law and Policy in Africa

Sustainable Development Law and Policy (SDLP) ) is currently accepting submissions for its Spring 2015 edition on topics relating to sustainable development law and policy in Africa. If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please send your article to . The deadline for submission is January 9, 2015. Ideal topics include but are not limited to:

  • Land use regulation
  • Desertification, drought and climate change
  • Renewable energy investment and growth
  • Human rights and the environment
  • Trade and development
  • Agricultural productivity and green revolution
  • Effects of environmental degradation on economic development
  • Biodiversity and changes in the ecosystem
  • Deforestation
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Energy accessibility
  • Regulation of oil, gas and mineral extraction
  • Access to clean drinking water

SDLP aims to represent a wide range of viewpoints including those from academia, the private sector, public sector, multilateral organizations and others. Please view our recent issues at .


  • Articles should be submitted to .
  • Articles should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words excluding footnotes.
  • Articles should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or a Word-compatible software program using 12 point, Times New Roman font with two spaces after each period.
  • Articles should attempt to follow the format presented in previous issues of SDLP. This includes an introduction that outlines the article, as well as a conclusion. Please refer to recent issues for examples.
  • Articles must include complete citations for every fact, opinion, statement, and quote that is not the author’s original idea. Complete citations follow Bluebook format and include: the name and author of the cited document, title of publication or publisher, date of publication, relevant page numbers, and specific website address (if applicable).
  • Articles should include a 3-4-sentence biography of the author and an indication of whether to include the author’s email address with the published article.
  • Authors are encouraged to submit photographs and graphics to accompany his or her article. Please send proof of permission to use others' images where applicable.

We reserve the right to reject submissions at any time or for any reason. We also reserve the right to hold all submissions on file for later publication and reserve the right to revise submissions and/or cut text. Authors will have the opportunity to accept or reject any revisions. SDLP accepts submission of timely articles that have already been published elsewhere, so long as permission of the previous publisher is received.

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