Focus and Scope
Challenges in Sustainability (CiS; ISSN 2297-6477) is an international, open access, academic, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality research articles and review papers on all aspects of global environmental and transformational change toward sustainability. Research articles, reviews, communications or short notes and films are welcomed. Manuscripts must be prepared in English; they will undergo a rigorous peer review process, and they will appear online immediately after final acceptance. We especially encourage submissions from early stage researchers.
Objectives & Aims
The objective of the journal is to be a front-runner for original science that stimulates the development of sustainability solutions in an era of global environmental change. CiS defines its place at the interface between natural, socio-economic, and the humanistic sciences, creating a unique platform to disseminate analyses on challenges related to global environmental change, associated solutions, and trade-offs. The journal helps to further the field of sustainability science by bridging gaps between disciplines, science and societal stakeholders while not neglecting scientific rigor and excellence. The journal promotes science-based insights of societal dynamics, and is open for innovative and critical approaches that stimulate scientific and societal debates.
Examples of topics to be covered by this journal include, but are not limited to:
- Environmental and resource science
- Governance for sustainability
- Transition experiments and pathway studies
- Education for sustainability
- Future and anticipatory studies
- Sustainable urban systems
- Sustainable energy
- Place-based sustainability studies
- Resource exploitation
- Impact assessment and integrated modeling
- Carbon accounting and compensation
Peer Review Process
Challenges in Sustainability has a fast yet rigorous single-blind peer-review process. After an in-house pre-sceening of the manuscript, we carefully select experts in the topic to review and evaluate the submission. We collect at least two reviews from high qualified scholars before sending it for decision to the Editor-in-Chief or one of the Editorial Board members. The usual deadline for a reviewer to submit his report is two weeks. The manuscripts are evaluated according to the originality, scientific soundness, interest to the readers, clarity of presentation and English language level.[Top]
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.[Top]
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.
CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit[Top]