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Aims & Scope


Challenges in Sustainability (CiS) seeks to be a pivotal forum for the dissemination of innovative research that fosters the advancement of sustainability solutions amidst global environmental changes. Our journal's mission encompasses stimulating scholarly and public dialogue on sustainability challenges and proposing integrated solutions that address these issues head-on. We are committed to promoting a multi-disciplinary approach that spans natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, aiming to synergize diverse perspectives to unravel the complex interplay of factors affecting sustainability. CiS prioritizes research that offers actionable insights into navigating the socio-economic and environmental hurdles to achieving sustainability, advocating for a science-based approach to influencing policy and practice.

Aligned with its mission, CiS motivates authors to explore the theoretical foundations and practical implementations of sustainability, offering comprehensive research without imposing limits on the length of the manuscripts. Key characteristics of the journal include:

  • Every publication benefits from prominent indexing, ensuring widespread recognition.

  • A distinguished editorial team upholds unparalleled quality and broad appeal.

  • Seamless online discoverability of each article maximizes its global reach.

  • An author-centric and transparent publication process enhances submission experience.


The scope of CiS encompasses a broad range of subjects, providing an in-depth and comprehensive investigation into issues related to sustainability:

  • Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Advanced research on strategies to enhance the resilience of communities, ecosystems, and economies to climate variability and change.

  • Circular Economy and Waste Reduction: Studies focusing on the principles of circular economy, waste management practices, and strategies for reducing waste generation across different sectors.

  • Renewable Energy Technologies and Systems: Innovative research on the development, integration, and optimization of renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, hydro, and bioenergy.

  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Investigations into sustainable farming practices, food systems planning, and the role of agriculture in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.

  • Water Resources Management: Comprehensive research on sustainable water use, watershed management, and strategies to address water scarcity and quality issues.

  • Sustainable Transportation and Mobility: Exploration of sustainable transportation solutions, including electric and alternative fuel vehicles, public transportation systems, and urban mobility planning.

  • Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Urban Planning: Studies on the design and implementation of green infrastructure, sustainable building technologies, and urban planning approaches that contribute to sustainable urban development.

  • Social Sustainability and Equity: Research on social aspects of sustainability, including social equity, community engagement, and the intersection of social justice with environmental sustainability.

  • Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility: Analysis of corporate practices in sustainability, including sustainability reporting, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and sustainable business models.

  • Technology for Sustainability: Examination of the role of technology in promoting sustainability, including information and communication technologies (ICT), artificial intelligence (AI), and big data analytics in environmental monitoring and sustainability assessments.

  • Environmental Policy and Governance: Evaluation of policy frameworks, governance mechanisms, and international agreements that facilitate sustainable development goals.

  • Sustainability Education and Literacy: Studies on the integration of sustainability into education systems, development of sustainability curricula, and promotion of environmental literacy.

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services: Research on the conservation of biodiversity, restoration of ecosystems, and valuation of ecosystem services.

  • Health and Well-being in the Context of Sustainability: Explorations of the connections between environmental sustainability and public health, including studies on pollution, environmental justice, and access to green spaces.