Call for Papers: Sustainability Journal Special Issue: “Lessons on Building more Sustainable Rural Societies: Youth and Mobility”

Posted on: 1st December 2020


We are excited to announce a call for papers for the “Sustainability journal” for the special issue on “Lessons on Building more Sustainable Rural Societies: Youth and Mobility”.

The “COST Action CA18213: Rural NEET Youth Network” has the opportunity to fund Article Processing Charge of up to 8 articles for the Special Issue “Lessons on Building more Sustainable Rural Societies: Youth and Mobility” to be published in Sustainability Journal (Q2 both in 2019 Journal Citation Reports and SCOPUS impact indexes).

In this Special Issue, the researchers are encouraged to submit theoretical, methodological and empirical articles on topics related such as:

  • How youth outgoing migration affects ageing and sustainability in rural areas;
  • Nor in Employment not in Education Rural Youth;
  • How youth internal migration contributes to rural sustainability;
  • What type of policies or practices help youth to stay in rural areas;
  • How youth migrants and asylum seekers are settled and what challenges they face;
  • Transportation and commuting strategies and challenges for rural areas that are relevant for youth inclusion and sustainability;
  • How constrained transportation options could lead to transportation disadvantage and social exclusion in rural areas;
  • Limited accessibility in rural areas and its impact on youth everyday lives.

The scope of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for researchers to share their research work on the field of youth mobility and rurality including aspects of migrations, transportation, commuting, rural development, social exclusion and inclusion.

 Call for Papers:  Sustainability Journal Special Issue: “Lessons on Building more Sustainable Rural Societies: Youth and Mobility”

Submit your abstract here

  • Abstract no later than the 15th of December 2020 (EXTENDED)
  • Full article no later than the 15th of March 2021 (EXTENDED)
  • Expected publication by 1st of April 2021

In order COST and RNYN to be able to fully reimburse Article Processing Charges (CHF 1900 or approx. €1759), manuscript proposals will be selected by the Guest editors of the Special Issue based on the basis of the fulfilment (and the degree of fulfilment) of the following 4 criteria:

  1. Accepted articles including authors of RNYN from at least three COST Member Countries.
  2. Accepted manuscripts must be related to the topic of this specific call.
  3. Contributions should be considered relevant to RNYN’s Scope/Approach and be an original theoretical, methodological or empirical contribution to the field not being considered for publication elsewhere or already published.
  4. Accepted articles having at least 50% of the authors from ITC countries (as defined by COST) and/or by Early Career Investigators will be prioritized in the selection for funding.

All proposals received under this call will be classified by the editors of this special issue in three categories after receiving the editorial decision on publication:

A) Accepted articles for publication to be funded 100% under the RNYN COST action.

B) Accepted articles for publication to which authors fund APC with their own resources.

C) Non-accepted articles.

All articles will be reviewed by anonymous reviewers selected by the journal. Articles must be written in academic UK English and reviewed by professional editors. As you know, there is some budget in the COST action to cover professional language editing.

For any queries, please contact:

Dr Òscar Prieto Flores, University of Girona, School of Education and Psychology ([email protected])
Dr Slaven Gasparovic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography ([email protected])