About the Journal

Environmental Science and Sustainable Development (ESSD) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for researchers, scholars, and practitioners in the fields of environmental science and sustainable development to share insights, advancements, and innovative solutions. The journal's primary goal is to contribute to the collective knowledge and understanding of the complex challenges facing our environment and promote sustainable practices for a better future.

Environmental studies and sustainable development have become increasingly critical topics as we grapple with the consequences of human activities on our planet. The urgency to address environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and resource depletion has never been more pressing. It is paramount that we explore interdisciplinary approaches, integrate scientific knowledge and policy frameworks, and engage in sustainable practices to effectively mitigate and adapt to these challenges. ESSD aims to address and cover a wide range of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015, building upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) from 2000 to 2015.

Environmental Science and Sustainable Development is dedicated to publishing high-quality research articles, reviews, case studies, and commentaries that contribute to the advancement of environmental science, sustainable development theories, and practical applications. The journal actively encourages submissions from diverse fields, including but not limited to environmental sciences, ecology, economics, policy studies, environmental engineering, and technologies related to sustainable development.

In maintaining a rigorous peer-review process, ESSD ensures that all published articles undergo critical evaluation by experts in their respective fields. By upholding high standards of scientific integrity and objectivity, the journal’s editorial board strives to provide readers with reliable, evidence-based research that contributes to the global understanding of environmental issues and sustainable development. Through the exchange of knowledge and ideas facilitated by this journal, the Editor-in-Chief aims to inspire collaboration among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. It is our belief that by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration, we can generate innovative solutions and drive positive change towards a more sustainable future.

The journal is published twice a year, in June and December. Special issue releases may occur between regular issues, with guest editors overseeing the review process and delivering them to the Editor-in-Chief.

ESSD welcomes diverse approaches and innovative ideas that have the potential to be breakthroughs in specific fields of study. ESSD is archived in collaborative digital preservation archiving systems such as Portico and LOCKSS, which provide access to permanent and authorized digital content for electronic scholarly journals.

In accordance with the definition of an open-access journal provided by BOAI, ESSD is a fully open-access journal that allows global access to its content, which is freely available without charge to users and institutions. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles or use them for any other lawful purpose for non-commercial use without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

COPE Membership:

As a member of COPE, ESSD adheres to COPE's policies and journal practices to maintain the highest standards in publication ethics. Researchers, scholars, and practitioners are invited to submit their original work to the Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, contributing to the collective effort of addressing environmental challenges and promoting sustainable development practices for the benefit of current and future generations.

Vol. 8 Issue 1 (2023): Sustainable Cultural Environments in Resilient Cities

Resiliency in cities ensures the continuity of knowledge, advancement, and the legacy of humanity. Natural disasters are a frequent reality for some nations of the world and are quickly becoming a reality for all of us, with the continuous degradation of the environment due to climate change.

The majority of the world's population today resides in cities and urban areas. Due to the complexity of these new difficulties, which span the economic, social, and ecological spectrums, these cities' susceptibility has greatly grown. Numerous studies have shown that persistent stressors and unanticipated dangers can exacerbate social breakdown, and economic suffering, and even lead to bodily collapse. While many cities have survived for millennia, the more recent rise of urban-related stresses and shocks, such as climate change, significant natural catastrophes, different geopolitical conflicts, and a scarcity of natural resources, is necessitating a greater need for resilience than ever before.

It is within our power to realize the vision of cities as places where we flourish, strive for greater heights, and improve our lives. We can lessen the effects of climate change and improve the lives of people living in cities by implementing modern advancements in urban planning that favor walking or cycling to get to a destination, encourage the use of renewable energy as a resource, incorporate green landscapes and lush forestry within the city, and put in place efficient & effective transit systems for use by all.

The 1st Issue of the 8th Volume of the Environmental Science and Sustainable Development extensively discusses topics such as:

  • The Significance of Sustainable Practice Implementation in Cities
  • Designing for Environmental Resiliency
  • Resilience at a city scale
  • Resilience at a building scale
  • Resilience at a community scale
  • Resilience at an ecological scale
Published: 2023-06-30

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Vol. 9 Issue 1 (2024): A Holistic Perspective on Green Urbanization and Sustainable Design

This special issue explores the intricate intersections between urbanization, energy dynamics, and the future of sustainable urban design and delves into the evolving landscape of centralized and decentralized energy systems. Innovative approaches like predictive control and artificial intelligence shape modern urban environments. As this issue navigates through the realm of occupant information and ventilation systems, it uncovers the pivotal role of carbon dioxide exchange, photosynthesis, and urban greenery in enhancing both environmental quality and human well-being.

The issue examines the promising horizon of urban transformation, fueled by citizen participation and novel mobility solutions such as cable buses. Energy efficiency emerges as a guiding principle, transcending building stock and institutions and embracing a holistic stakeholder perspective to shape the cities of tomorrow. The aim of this issue is to unravel the tapestry of urban evolution, from the intricacies of energy systems to the visionary realm of sustainable urbanism. Topics that are discussed in this issue include:

  1. Decentralized Energy Systems in Urban Contexts
  2. Ventilation Systems and Predictive Control
  3. Carbon Dioxide Dynamics and Urban Greenery
  4. Sustainable and Passive Urban Design and Green Infrastructure
  5. Energy Efficiency, energy storage and Building Stock
  6. Innovative approach and Advancements in Urban Mobility
  7. Photosynthesis and Leaf Gas Exchange in Urban Ecosystems

     Submission deadline: 31st of January 2024
     Publication date: 31st of March 2024