Submit to Briefings

Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to Briefings.

You can find the link to the submissions portal here. You will be prompted to login to your author account, if you are a new user there is an option to create a new account.

Briefings Overview

The goal of Briefings is to publish short-form discourse on topics and current events in sustainable development for the engagement of the general public and professionals. In additon to being published by Consilience, Briefings pieces are also considered for publication by Columbia University's Earth Institute. 

Submitting to Briefings

We welcome any interested author to submit to Briefings, the team aims to publish a diverse range of voices and topics. Please keep submissions lower than 1500 words. Before submitting, be sure to look at the Briefings page, this is a valuable resource to gain a sense of past sucessful submissions.

Important Notes

While Consilience will make every effort to respond to all submissions, it cannot guarantee that all submitters will receive a response. Consilience cannot return submitted documents. Please contact Consilience at if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within two months of submitting.

Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development reserves the right to exclude any article from inclusion in final publication at any point in this process. Consilience also maintains the right to edit, delete, or change any aspect of an article at its own discretion. Any major changes will be communicated to the author prior to publication. In addition, Consilience may reproduce, excerpt, or otherwise utilize published material in future Consilience publications, on the Consilience website, or at Consilience events without the explicit consent of the author. Consilience maintains a commitment to protecting the work of its authors and to ensuring that this work is not reproduced unlawfully or without the author’s permission by other parties.

The opinions expressed within Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development do not necessarily reflect those of the journal, its staff, its Advisory Boards, or affiliates, or those of Columbia University.


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