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Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050; CODEN: SUSTDE) is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly, peer-reviewed and open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. Sustainability provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development, and is published semi-monthly online by MDPI. The Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) and Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) are affiliated with Sustainability and their members receive discounts of the article processing charge.

Sustainability - Open Access Journal

Open Access
Scopus coverage years: from 2009 to Present
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
ISSN: 2071-1050
Subject area:
Social Sciences: Geography, Planning and Development
Computer Science: Computer Science (miscellaneous)
Environmental Science: Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
Environmental Science: Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Computer Science: Computer Networks and Communications
Energy: Energy Engineering and Power Technology
Computer Science: Hardware and Architecture
Energy: Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Source type: Journal

  • Open Access free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science), as well as Scopus and other databases.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019).
  • Recognition of reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

Indexing & Abstracting Services

  • AGRIS - Agricultural Sciences and Technology (FAO)
  • Animal Science Database (CABI)
  • CAB Abstracts (CABI)
  • Chemical Abstracts (ACS)
  • Current Contents - Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Current Contents - Social & Behavioral Sciences (Clarivate Analytics)
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
  • EconPapers (RePEc)
  • FSTA - Food Science and Technology Abstracts (IFIS)
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • GeoBase (Elsevier)
  • Global Health (CABI)
  • IDEAS (RePEc)
  • Inspec (IET)
  • Journal Citation Reports / Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Journal Citation Reports / Social Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers (NSD)
  • RePEc
  • Review of Agricultural Entomology (CABI)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)

Full-text Archives

  • CLOCKSS (Digital Archive)
  • e-Helvetica (Swiss National Library Digital Archive)

Impact Factor: 2.592 (2018)





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