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.
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.
As a member of COPE, ESSD adheres to COPE's policies and journal practices to maintain the highest standards in publication ethics.
Vol. 8 Issue 2 (2023): Urban Planning and Sustainability: Navigating Environmental Challenges
Urban planning assumes a critical role in addressing complex urban challenges and environmental issues. As cities become hubs of human activity and innovation, they also face pressing environmental concerns. In the wake of climate change, resource limitations, and environmental degradation, urban planning emerges as a vital force in our pursuit of environmental sustainability.
Within this landscape, factors such as resilience, sustainable construction, and waste management are deeply intertwined in urban planning. These elements form the foundation of urban development designed not only to withstand environmental challenges but also to thrive. They represent the driving forces behind our vision of adaptable, sustainable, and resilient cities.
Beyond these core elements, urban planning also encompasses a host of other factors such as transportation infrastructure, green spaces, and community engagement. These components work in concert to shape cities that are well-prepared for the environmental uncertainties of the future. As we explore the complex interplay of these factors in urban planning, we aim to shed light on the path toward environmentally sustainable cities that prioritize adaptability, harmony, and vitality in the modern world.
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:
- Decentralized Energy Systems in Urban Contexts
- Ventilation Systems and Predictive Control
- Carbon Dioxide Dynamics and Urban Greenery
- Sustainable and Passive Urban Design and Green Infrastructure
- Energy Efficiency, energy storage and Building Stock
- Innovative approach and Advancements in Urban Mobility
- Photosynthesis and Leaf Gas Exchange in Urban Ecosystems
College of Architecture and Design, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.
Environmental Applied Physics Laboratory (EAP LAB) – Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.
Guest Editors are allowed to include one of their own papers in the special issue they are overseeing. However, this requires prior approval from the Editor-in-Chief. Once the paper is submitted, it will be allocated by the Journal editorial office to the Editor-in-Chief or an appropriate associate editor. They will manage the peer review process and ultimately determine the paper's final acceptance status.
The peer review process in this issue is double-blinded. If an editorial board member has submitted a paper, they will not be involved during the revision process in order to preserve the integrity of the revision process.
Submission deadline: 30th of January 2024