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 Sciences 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.