Inviting articles for Shashwat - The Annual GRIHA Magazine

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Aug 2 2018

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The Annual Magazine of GRIHA Council "Shashwat - Let Nature Be", is released at The GRIHA Summit. Its previous issues had themes such as, 'Cities of Future', 'High Performance Habitat', 'Transforming Habitats' and 'Sustainable is Affordable'. It encompasses articles, interviews and testimonials from experts with diverse backgrounds and have significantly contributed in new areas of research in the domain of Sustainability.

This year, GRIHA Council extends an invitation to contribute an article in the 5th edition of the magazine, with the theme - 'Fostering Partnerships for Sustainable Habitats'.

The article must be submitted through email to marking a copy to with the subject line: Article for Shashwat, by 10th September, 2018.

The guidelines for submitting articles are as follows:

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  • Prospective authors are encouraged to write an article specifically for the magazine. However, it is also possible to draw insights from an already published work, adapting this to address the 10th GRIHA summit theme - 'Fostering Partnerships for Sustainable Habitats'.
  • Authors could be professionals working in the field of sustainability, policy makers, academicians etc. We encourage authors to cover new developments in the field, opinions about various facets of sustainability etc. We invite innovative and stimulating articles related to but not restricted to the list given below:
    • Partnerships towards a better planet
    • Waste to wealth
    • Air quality management
    • Environment sustainability
    • Plastic pollution and its management
    • People and the planet
    • Corporate sustainability
    • Extended producer responsibility
    • Financial sustainability
    • Inclusiveness
    • Energy efficiency in habitats
    • Water efficiency
    • Urbanization
    • Construction waste as resource
    • Sustainable landscaping
    • Construction management
    • Propagating sustainability
    • Green procurement
    • Future of sustainability
    • Design for all
    • Sustainable Development Goals in India
    • Sustainable design
    • Mitigating UHIE
    • Operation and maintenance
    • Liveable cities

Basic Do's and Don'ts to be followed are:

  • High-resolution photographs to be given for the authors as well as for the content. These should be in JPG format (and the file size should be in MB and not KB); these should not be blurred; should not be embedded in the word doc.; and should be 300 DPI. Photographs in the content should be either self-clicked photographs or images from Shutterstock website only to avoid the concerns of copyrights.
  • For the author bio notes, the following points should be kept in mind:
    • The word count should be 50-60 words in which the current designation details along with area(s) of interest should be mentioned. In case an author has been felicitated/honoured, then that should be mentioned.
    • It should also contain contact details (email id) of the author(s) so that, the readers may connect to them.
    • Example: Dr ABC, a PhD from the PQR School of Architecture and Design has twenty years of experience in developing cost-effective, sustainable ways of designing community housing projects. At his current role as the CEO of XYZ, he has successfully brought 'green designing' to the fore of agricultural practices.
  • The word count of the article should not exceed 1200 - 1500 words.
  • The article headings should not read like sentences; they have to be short and crisp.
  • The font should be Times New Roman (size 12) and margins should be normal (i.e. 1" all sides).
  • The use of references and/or endnotes is strongly encouraged, as they increase the relevance and significance of an article. Include all appropriate source information (e.g., author, publisher, title of book or article, magazine name, date/year of publication, country of publication, etc.). The author is responsible for obtaining any necessary permission for quoted or borrowed material.
  • The editorial committee formulated by GRIHA Council will choose the articles from those submitted for publication. The criteria for the selection are: relevance to the GRIHA summit theme, originality of scope, theoretical sophistication, and pictorial representation, besides others.