Editorial Policies

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


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.


Publication Frequency

2017 Bimonthly, published in February, April, June, August, October and December

2014-2016 Bimonthly, published in February, April, June, August, October and December

2012-2013 Monthly, published in every month

2011 Bimonthly, published in February, April, June, August, October and December

2010 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2008-2009 Three times per year, published in March, July and November


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...




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