Economic growth and development cannot be sustained with the current linear economy “take-make-dispose” model of production and consumption. Science and technology have the potential to enable real change and move us towards a sustainable society.
Frontiers in Sustainability aims to empower scientists to become far more involved in the sustainability discussion and ensure that their research results are openly and freely accessible to other researchers, industries and policy makers.
The journal will contribute in advancing Goal 8, 9 and 12 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through publishing research and policy papers on:
- Sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation
- Managing resources sustainably in a life cycle perspective for products and services
- Shifting to climate-friendly circular models of manufacturing
- Building resilient infrastructure, innovative, inclusive and sustainable industrialization
This transdisciplinary journal brings various disciplines and sciences together to foster a holistic and integrated approach to a multidisciplinary discourse, addressing complex adaptive systems engineering, sustainable process design, practical production, environmental, resource use and sustainability challenges that cannot be tackled in isolation.
Policy papers will bridge scientific discoveries with policy options and analysis, whereas Practice Papers will bridge scientific knowledge with the assessment of the application of specific practices, processes, technology or resources.
With Open Science, every scientific discovery and every new technology can become a building block for further innovation. Open science allows us to leverage global scientific output and the collective intelligence of scientific communities to combine innovations in unimaginable ways, generating new discoveries, new technologies and new sustainability solutions.
Short Name: Front. Sustain.
Electronic ISSN: coming soon
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Frontiers in Sustainability is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Sustainability welcome submission of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Community Case Study, Correction, Curriculum, Instruction, and Pedagogy, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Letter to the Editor, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Systematic Review.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Sustainability, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Sustainability.
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