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Friday, February 22, 2008

New OA student journal on sustainable development

Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development is a new, peer-reviewed OA journal led by students at Columbia University. Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia’s Earth Institute, helped launch the journal on February 18. (Thanks to Science Progress.)

The inaugural issue is now online, or in PDF here. From the inaugural issue's Note from Editors:

Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development began as an idea: an idea that a group of ten students genuinely and passionately believed had the potential to make this world a better place. ...

We urge you to contrast theory against practice, one discipline against another, and your ideas against the authors’ ideas. The Editorial Board of Consilience has high hopes that this exchange of ideas, sparked by the written and visual media contained in this online space, will contribute to the progress of sustainable development.

Comment. Also posted at Open Students.