Towards a Sustainable Future: Perspectives from North East India

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Call for Papers
February 1, 2023 to March 20, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Popular Culture Studies

Call for Papers

The Economic and Research Center, Department of Economics, Bahona College invites original and unpublished research papers of conceptual, constructive, empirical and experimental work for an edited blind peer-reviewed book on “Towards a Sustainable Future: Perspectives from North East India”, through Mittal Publications, New Delhi with ISBN.

The abstract should include the title of the paper, the author’s name and affiliation, a brief description of the paper’s central argument and at least 5 keywords. Abstracts should be submitted by email to [] by the 5th of March, 2023. The length of the paper should be within 3000 words including images and diagrams.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission by 28th February 2023

Full Paper Submission by 20th March 2023

Article Publication Charges:

The authors will be notified once the paper is accepted for publication after peer review

Concept Note:

The North East India Region has a diverse cultural, religious, and linguistic heritage. It also has a unique landscape and a variety of natural resources. Because the region is rich in natural resources and biodiversity, sustainable development is a critical concept in North East India. Due to rapid population growth, industrialization, and climate change, the region faces a number of challenges in terms of socioeconomic development, environmental conservation, and sustainable development. To address these issues, it is critical to understand the region's environmental and social dynamics to develop strategies for long-term development. Studying sustainable development in North East India can help to identify the region's potential for economic growth and development, while also protecting the environment and promoting social justice.

Since the region of North East India is distinct and diverse, with its own set of challenges and opportunities, this edited book seeks to investigate various perspectives from North East India on the region's challenges and opportunities for sustainable development. The book will serve as an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss various aspects of sustainable development in India's North East. We invite contributions from researchers, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from a variety of disciplines, including economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, public policy, environmental studies, and others related to sustainable development in the North-East region of India.

The book will focus on the following topics:

  • Sustainable development in North East India: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Environmental conservation and management in North East India
  • Climate change and its impacts on North East India
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency in North East India
  • Sustainable agriculture and food security/ urbanization and infrastructure/ tourism and cultural heritage/ livelihoods and poverty alleviation in North East India
  • Sustainable use and management of natural resources in North East India
  • The role of traditional knowledge and practices/role of education in sustainable development
  • The role of civil society and grassroots movements in promoting sustainability
  • The role of the state in promoting sustainable development
  • Governance and Policy in North East India

The sub-themes are only illustrative in nature. Any paper on the Broad Theme is welcome.

Author Guidelines:

The author(s) should submit original research findings of conceptual, constructive, empirical and experimental work that has not been previously or concurrently published elsewhere. For each paper, only two authors are permitted.


The authors are requested to prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the instructions/specifications provided below.

General Requirements:

The abstract should be no more than 300 words long, in 10-point Times New Roman, and include five keywords. The length of a research paper should not exceed 3000 words. All manuscripts must be typed 1.5-spaced and in Times New Roman 12-point font (except the abstract). All sides must have margins of at least 0.8 inches (2 cm).

The manuscript must be written in simple, clear English. The authors are responsible for all aspects of manuscript preparation. The Editors will not make extensive changes or rewrite the manuscript.

Instruction For Preparation of Research Papers:

Manuscripts for original research papers should have the following headings:

1. Title                                                             2. Author's name(s)& address(es)

3. Abstract                                                       4. Keywords

5. Introduction                                                6. Experimental Section

7. Results and Discussion                               8. Conclusion

9. Acknowledgements (optional)                   10. References

Particulars for the paper:

1. Language: English                                                2. File format: M.S. Word file

3. Page size: Letter Portrait, A4 (8.5" × 11")             4. Margins: 2 cm (0.8 inches) on all sides

5. Line spacing: 1.5                                                   6. Font style: Times New Roman.

7. Title: 16-point Times New Roman, Bold, Sentence case, Centre.

8. Author and co-authors: 14-point Times New Roman, Centre, Normal face, Sentence case. Author and all co-authors’ names in one line. The corresponding author should include an asterisk*. Only two authors are allowed per paper.

9. Authors address: 12-point Times New Roman, Normal face, Centre giving each authors' affiliation (i.e., Department/ Organization/ Address/ Place/Country/email/phone number). Must be below the name of the author.

10. Abstract: 10-point Times New Roman, Single space, Full justification, Normal Face, 300 words and 5 keywords.

11. Heading of all section Major headings: 14-point Bold, in Upper case and Left Justified.

12. Subheadings under section: 14-point, Sentence case and Bold Italic, Left hand side

13. Font size and type for the content of the article (except abstract): 12-point Times New Roman, Normal Face, Full Justification.

14. Tables and Figures: All tables and figures should be included in the text in appropriate places. Tables must be created in Microsoft Word table format. Tables should be consecutively numbered in Arabic numerals and have a brief title in sentence case, boldface, and Times New Roman font size 10. The material in the table's body should be justified on the left side. Tables should fit the A4-sized page. And the source of the data in the table should be clearly mentioned.

15. Citations and References should be in APA Style.

Page order must be as follows:

Page 1: Title page

Page 2: Abstract & keywords

Page 3 onward: Introduction and all sections

Note for Authors: All the Research Papers will be sent for blind peer review. The authors are expected to address the review and send back the paper to the editors within 10 days. Failing to do so the paper will not be considered for publication.

For any further clarification, the authors are requested to contact the editors.


Dr. Kasturi Goswami and Dr. Reema Rabha

Department of Economics

Bahona College Jorhat

Contact Details: 9859420248 and 9101537784


Dr. Prasanna Kr. Dutta, Principal Bahona College

Dr. Shantana Saikia, Vice Principal Bahona College

Dr. Rofique Ahmed, HoD, Department of Economics, Bahona College

Dr. Pankaj Bora, Co-ordinator IQAC, Bahona College

Dr. Gayotree Agni Borah, Convenor, Research, and Consultancy Cell, Bahona College


Mrs Mainu Moni Saikia, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Dr. Rafiul Amin Laskar, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany

Dr. Himanshu Rajbongshi, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

Mr. Bikram Bora, Assistant Professor, Department of History

Contact Info: 

Dr. Kasturi Goswami and Dr. Reema Rabha

Department of Economics

Bahona College Jorhat

Contact Details: 9859420248 and 9101537784