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Aims & Scope


Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainability (OCS) (ISSN 2957-7217) is an international open access journal for scientists, practitioners, and policy makers interested in the pathways toward sustainable development of human beings. The mission of OCS is to publish the latest findings on the benefits, problems, and solutions of sustainable development, and inspire policy-makers to achieve sustainable development goals. We welcome original submissions in various forms, including reviews, regular research papers, and short communications as well as Special Issues on particular topics. The journal provides a global forum for studies related to sustainability in all countries and regions in the world, especially the emerging countries.

The aim of OCS is to encourage scientists to publish their theoretical and experimental results in as much detail as possible. Therefore, the journal has no restrictions regarding the length of papers. Full details should be provided so that the results can be reproduced. In addition, the journal has the following features:

  • Authors from emerging countries enjoy the same high-quality services as those from the developed world.
  • The published papers have maximum exposure under our open access policy.
  • The publication process is author-friendly and transparent.


The scope of the journal covers, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Air pollution and climate change
  • Biodiversity preservation
  • Disaster management
  • Distributed energy systems
  • Drought and desertification
  • Dynamics in urban and rural areas
  • Ecological disasters and environmental degradation
  • Economic, social and environmental challenges
  • Education and awareness of sustainability
  • Efficient utilization of energy
  • Environmental regulation
  • Green energy
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Peripheral and ultra-peripheral regions studies on sustainability
  • Policies for sustainable development
  • Sustainable environments in cities
  • Sustainable planning in border regions
  • Sustainable production and consumption
  • Sustainable resource utilization
  • Tourism sustainability
  • Urban sprawl and population growth
  • Waste recycling
  • Water pollution and treatment
  • Sustainability in Education
  • Sustainability in Business
  • Sustainability in Marketing
  • Sustainability in Growth
  • Sustainability in Economics