Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Sustainable Development (JSD) carries original and full-length articles that reflect the latest research and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of Environment, Economic and Society with Sustainability.

The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:

  • Climate change
  • Ecology and sustainable development
  • Waste and water management
  • Renewable and sustainable energy
  • Environmental technologies
  • Green construction and sustainable development
  • Sustainable land development
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Urban planning and development
  • Social sciences and humanities
  • Social impact assessment
  • Sustainability of agricultural systems

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.

 

Publication Frequency

2018 Bimonthly, published in February, April, June, August, October and December

2014-2017 Bimonthly, published in February, April, June, August, October and December

2012-2013 Monthly, published in every month

2011 Bimonthly, published in February, April, June, August, October and December

2010 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2008-2009 Three times per year, published in March, July and November

 

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.

 

Archiving

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. More...

 

Index/List/Archive

AGRICOLA

CAB Abstracts

EBSCOhost

ERA

Google Scholar

LOCKSS

NewJournal

Open J-Gate

PKP Open Archives Harvester

SHERPA/RoMEO

Standard Periodical Directory

Ulrich's

Universe Digital Library

 

Order Printed Issues

Before you order printed journals, please contact: jsd@ccsenet.org, checking the availability of journals.
Price: 40USD/copy
Shipping fee: 20USD/copy

 

Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 3.25

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Canadian Center of Science and Education is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2017 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2017=(Citations2016+Citations2015)/(Publications2016+Publications2015)=(690+611)/(130+270)=3.25

2. h-index (2017): 33

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (2017): 81

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (2017): 18 

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2012-2016 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (2017): 25

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics