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The journal Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050, IF 2.592) is currently running a Special Issue entitled "Social Media Strategy in Sustainable Business". Dr. Gohar Khan, Dr. Pengji Wang and Dr. Jacob Wood are serving as Guest Editors for this issue. We think you could make an excellent contribution based on your expertise.

This Special Issue will discuss the key theoretical, empirical, and contextual mechanisms to bridge social media and sustainable business. We are interested in understanding how businesses leverage the power of social media to enhance their sustainability and competitiveness, as well as how firms’ social media strategy can benefit from their
sustainable efforts.

For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at: https://www.mdpi.com/si/sustainability/Social_Media_Strategy

The submission deadline is 15 August 2020. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (sustainability@mdpi.com).

Sustainability is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. An Article Processing Charge (APC) of CHF 1800 currently applies to all accepted papers.

For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website
(http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/instructions).

Advances in the Psychology of Eastern Religions

The past decade has seen a significant increase in cultural diversity within the psychology of religion. This diversity manifests in the examination of non-Christian religions and their adherents, as well as in scholarly contributions from researchers based outside of the traditional strongholds of North America and Europe. Given the serious concerns regarding cultural bias in the psychology of religion literature, these are positive developments for the field, especially when combining trends towards cross-cultural work and multi-lab collaborations.

Despite these advances, the psychology of Eastern religions is still relatively underdeveloped. A PsycINFO search for journal articles examining Christians and Christianity yields nearly 70,000 results. Similar searches for Buddhism, Hinduism, and Daoism yield less than 10,000 results each. It is clear that a profound imbalance remains in spite of efforts to make psychological science less “WEIRD”: Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich, and Democratic.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to showcase recent advances in the psychology of Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism, and other Eastern religious and spiritual traditions. The scope of contribution is broad: research examining the psychological and behavioural consequences of Eastern religious belief and affiliation is welcome, as contributions examining the inter-religious replicability of key findings derived from Western Christian populations. Contributions from research psychologists working in East, South, and Southeast Asia are particularly welcome. Due date for submissions is 30 April 2020.

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/APER