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The Journal of Sustainability Research (ISSN 2632-6582) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal published online quarterly by Hapres.
Our vision of the future is of a world of sustainable human societies, which qualify as such by having demonstrated their pervasive, ongoing capacity for facilitating, enhancing, and sustaining indefinitely in that facilitated or enhanced state the well-being of human individuals, their communities, and their environments. We envision the Journal of Sustainability Research, therefore, as a forum for the publication of research undertaken in support of that vision. The Journal's scope is outlined by a list of sections, which remains a work in progress, meant to capture the essential elements of these societies expressed in systems thinking terms. The use of systems thinking in this context signifies a recognition that the existential sustainability challenges now faced by human societies the world over must be approached holistically if those challenges are to be met. Toward that end, the Journal of Sustainability Research is especially eager to receive submissions based on research undertaken from perspectives that transcend the boundaries of academic disciplines and the reductionist perspectives that those boundaries imply, but also welcomes submissions based on research from other perspectives as long as it is presented in a way that, a) makes it accessible to a multidisciplinary readership, and b) offers information or an application that relates to our vision and scope.
Topics covered in the journal include but not limited to:
• Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems
Sample Topics:Permaculture, Sustainable Cuisines, Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change
• Sustainable Belief Systems
Sample Topics:Sustainability and Culture, Sustainability and Ethics, Sustainability and Ideologies, Sustainability and Religion
• Sustainable Communities and Other Social Systems
Sample Topics:Ecological Civilization, Sustainable Community Economic Development, Sustainable Urban Development, Societal and Community Resilience and Adaptability
• Sustainable Economic and Business Systems
Sample Topics:Eco-Entrepreneurship, Environmental Management Systems, Industrial Ecology, Sustainable Business, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Tourism
• Sustainable Education and Other Socialization Systems
Sample Topics:Sustainability and Pedagogy, Exploring Sustainability Concepts through the Arts and Humanities
• Sustainable Energy Production and Use Systems
Sample Topics:Renewable Energy Systems, Efficiency in Energy Production and Distribution
• Sustainable Governance Systems
Sample Topics:Sustainability and Politics, Sustainability and the Law
• Sustainable Materials Production and Use Systems
Sample Topics:Green Chemistry, Materials Recycling and Re-Use, Sustainable Product Life Cycle Assessment
• Sustainable Natural Resource Management Systems
Sample Topics:Sustainability and Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries Management, Sustainable Forestry, Sustainable Water Supply Management, Sustainable Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management and Climate Change
• Sustainable Transportation Systems
Sample Topics:Electric and Other Alternatively Powered Vehicles, Mass Transit Systems
The journal accepts: Reviews, Original Articles, Technical Notes, Editorials, News and Views, Letters to the Editors, as well as Conference Announcements and Book Reviews. Controversies and debates are also welcomed. A Special Section of the journal (Virtual Special Issues**) is devoted for publishing accelerated papers considered as a breakthrough in the field.
**note that Virtual Special Issue (VSI) is a collection of papers centered around a specific topic, led by an expert (Guest Editor) in the field. Virtual Special Issues are an important component of the journal and cover current hot topics within the scope of the journal.
All papers belonging to a Virtual Special Issue will be gathered together on a single webpage. They are published in the regular issues of the journal as soon as publishable, and labeled as belonging to the Virtual Special Issue. A link from each paper will take you to the Virtual Special Issue webpage.
JSR is covered by the following databases and archives:
1. Google Scholar
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