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Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) is an international and cross-disciplinary scholarly, open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability of human beings, which provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications and short notes, and there is no restriction on the length of the papers.

Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research relating to natural sciences, social sciences and humanities in as much detail as possible in order to promote scientific predictions and impact assessments of global change and development. Full experimental and methodical details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.

There are, in addition, unique features of this journal:

    manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcomed
    electronic files or software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material
    we also accept manuscripts communicating to a broader audience with regard to research projects financed with public funds

Subject Areas

Challenges relating to sustainability

    Air pollution and climate change
    Water pollution and sanitation
    Misuse of land
    Desertification and drought
    Industrial development and energy crisis
    Toxic chemicals and hazardous and radioactive wastes
    Population explosion and urbanization
    Unsustainable patterns of production and consumption
    Abandonment or loss of tradition, racial and national identity, culture, ethical standards, family solidarity, particularly during immigration or large scale foreign cultural influence, and its impact on cultural or social sustainability
    Impact of globalization on local, national and regional sustainability and stability
    Degradation of ecosystems and species, and concomitant risks to human well-being

Socio-economic, scientific and integrated approaches to sustainable development

    Development and realization of national policies and international treaties for sustainable development
    Implementation and monitoring of policies for sustainable development
    Changing consumption and production patterns
    Developments in cultural diversity, tradition, social systems, globalization, immigration and settlement, and their impact on cultural or social sustainability
    Ethical and philosophical aspects of sustainable development
    Education and awareness of sustainability
    Impact of safety, security and disaster management on sustainability
    Health-related aspects of sustainability
    System analysis methods, including life cycle assessment and management
    Sustainable chemistry
    Sustainable utilization of resources such as land, water, atmosphere and other biological resources
    New and renewable sources of energy
    Sustainable energy preservation and regeneration methods
    Land and aquatic ecosystems maintenance and biodiversity preservation
    Quasi-environmental sustainability – short term measures and their long term effects
    Effects of global climate change on development and sustainability

Other topics related to sustainability

    Defining and quantifying sustainability
    Measuring and monitoring sustainability
    Sustainability tools
    Applications of sustainability
    Policies and laws relating to sustainability
    Sustainability science
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-08-27
Special Issues
Special Issue on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for Sustainability
Submission Date: 2018-03-15

Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, We invite papers from a broad range of topics connected to Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for Sustainability to this Special Issue. ICT through digitalization is affecting all parts of society and changes the preconditions for, and opportunities of, sustainability. We are in an era of both digitization and digitalization, with the first focusing on the technical development and the latter on the use of this development. This Special Issue is covering both these changes, and their relation to mainly environmental and social sustainability. Received papers are expected to include (but are not limited to) the following examples that all ought to discuss ICT and sustainability implications: ICT in a transforming society, changing practices and lifestyles, smart technologies and the environment, ICT applications for decision support in organizations, assessing and reducing the direct environmental impact of ICT, and sustainability assessments of ICT-based solutions. We are foreseeing contributions covering for example topics related to energy, cities, transport and food and we highly encourage interdisciplinary work. Prof. Dr. Mattias Höjer Dr. Elina Eriksson Guest Editors Manuscript Submission Information Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions. Keywords ICT digitalization societal change sustainability
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-08-27
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