About Journal

Journal of Sustainable Development (JSD) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. JSD carries original and full-length articles that reflect the latest research and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of Environment, Economic and Society with Sustainability. It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers to contribute innovative work in the field.

The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:

  • Climate change
  • Ecology and sustainable development
  • Waste and water management
  • Renewable and sustainable energy
  • Environmental technologies
  • Green construction and sustainable development
  • Sustainable land development
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Urban planning and development
  • Social sciences and humanities
  • Social impact assessment
  • Sustainable of agricultural systems

This journal is published bimonthly in both print and online versions, and accepts submissions online or by e-mail (jsd@ccsenet.org).

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Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 3.25

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Canadian Center of Science and Education is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2017 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2017=(Citations2016+Citations2015)/(Publications2016+Publications2015)=(690+611)/(130+270)=3.25

2. h-index (2017): 33

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (2017): 81

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (2017): 18 

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2012-2016 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (2017): 25

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics


Focus and Scope

Journal of Sustainable Development (JSD) carries original and full-length articles that reflect the latest research and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of Environment, Economic and Society with Sustainability.

The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:

  • Climate change
  • Ecology and sustainable development
  • Waste and water management
  • Renewable and sustainable energy
  • Environmental technologies
  • Green construction and sustainable development
  • Sustainable land development
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Urban planning and development
  • Social sciences and humanities
  • Social impact assessment
  • Sustainability of agricultural systems
  • Issn(Print): 1913-9063
  • Issn(Onlne): 1913-9071
  • Started: 2008
  • Frequency: bimonthly

Journal Metrics

Google Scholar Citations

Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 3.25

h-index (2017):  33

i10-index (2017): 81

h5-Index (2017): 18

h5-Media (2017): 25

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