ESSD is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that aims to systematically develop the research-driven curiosity and evidence-based discourse of aspiring scholars that seek to contribute to the academic community. As the world is currently living in an age of information where sources are widely available on the Internet, we at ESSD seek to efficiently utilize the available information to help create robust and evidence-based knowledge. In the process, we offer researchers, in general, and young and aspiring ones in particular a quicker way to get their work published and gain exposure through online open access. We pride ourselves on getting submitted work to be published quickly, through the use of our worldwide pool of subject specialist peer reviewers. The journal's focus is on academic research, in a number of fields relating to Environmental Science and Sustainable Development. These include:

  • The Environment:
    • Environmental policies, assessment, and planning
    •  Public engagement in sustainable development
    • Culture heritage and sustainable tourism
    • Alternative energy quest
    • Territorial development, planning, landscape, and infrastructure
    • Nature conservation, recovery, and resilience
    • Low Impact Resources Strategies
  • The City:
    • Green urbanism
    • Low impact urban strategies
    • Urban challenges in the global South
  • The Built Environment:
    • Energy efficiency in buildings
    • Buildings as resource usage systems
    • Climate responsive architecture
    • Low-cost low impact design solutions

The journal welcomes diverse approaches to innovative ideas that could potentially be a breakthrough in a particular field of study. ESSD is archived in the collaborative digital preservation archiving systems in Portico and in LOCKSS, as they provide access to permanent and authorized digital content for electronic scholarly journals.

In accordance with the definition of open access journal provided by BOAI, ESSD is a model of the fully open journal that allows global open access to its content which is freely available without charge to users and institutions. They are allowed 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 abides by CORE's policies and journals practices, to reach the highest standards in publication ethics.

Publication Frequency

Yearly volume containing 2 issues, each issue containing 5-7 articles.

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.