- Overviews, analyses, and evidence synthesis. With a primary focus on overview papers, Sustainable Earth Reviews aims to support researchers, practitioners, policy makers and citizens in understanding the complexity of topics in Sustainability, and in making sense of the great amount of data and information in Sustainability available today.
- Interdisciplinarity. Part of the mission of Sustainable Earth Reviews is to foster inter- and cross-disciplinary perspectives, which are at the heart of Sustainability research, through innovative content types that cater for a wider variety of contributions and voices.
- Concise highlights and practice recommendations. To support readers in navigating the greater availability of data and research, Sustainable Earth Reviews promotes conciseness and readability of content by featuring Science Highlights and Policy & Practice Recommendations after the abstract, and shorter, compelling content types like Debates.
- Bridging communities and audiences. The key aim of Sustainable Earth Reviews is to support real-world change by bridging the divide across communities – encouraging stronger ties and connections between academia and the general public, strengthening public understanding of science, influencing policy and altering social paradigms, and supporting citizen science.
- Committed to supporting the SDGs. Publications in Sustainable Earth Reviews contribute to the overall mission of the SDGs.
What is Sustainable Earth Reviews?
Future farming: protein production for livestock feed in the EU
Carbon neutral Bhutan: sustaining carbon neutral status under growth pressures
Barriers to learning for sustainability: a teacher perspective
Striking the right balance: understanding the strategic applications of hydrogen in transitioning to a net zero emissions economy
The green economy transition: the challenges of technological change for sustainability
The green soul of the concrete jungle: the urban century, the urban psychological penalty, and the role of nature
Biophilic streets: a design framework for creating multiple urban benefits
Planetary health and reduction in meat consumption
National progress, sustainability and higher goals: the case of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness
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A new Planetary Accounting Framework
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Aims and scope
Sustainability is a global challenge identified by the United Nations. There is a uniform drive in every region of the world to invest time and money into developing solutions to meet this global challenge. Consequently, sustainability research is one of the fastest growing scientific fields today.
Sustainable Earth Reviews aims to serve this field of research by publishing high-quality, open access reviews. As a community-focused journal, Sustainable Earth Reviews serves both the realms of academia and the general public and strives to strengthen the bond between them through traditional and innovative scientific communication. To further this vision, the journal will engage authors and readers in contemporary topics in the public eye or of critical socio-economic importance through the publication of thematic series.
The journal particularly welcomes submissions that may influence policy or alter social paradigms. Sustainable Earth Reviews offers a variety of content types to cater to novel debates in the field, including: Guidelines, Debates, Systematic Reviews and Protocols, Scoping Reviews and Frontiers papers.
Open article collections
Future Farming and Regenerative Agriculture
Guest Editor: Margaret Gollagher
Earth Observation for Mapping Sustainability
Guest Editor: Yongze Song
Plastics and Sustainable Earth
Guest Editors: Harriet Paterson, Xiaoling Zhang, Jingzheng Ren
Young Lives for a Sustainable Earth
Guest Editors: Connie Flanagan, Bronwyn Hayward and Luisa Leo
Food and Sustainable Earth
Guest Editor: Dora Marinova
Guest Editors: David Crookall, Melania Borit, Gillian Bowser, Margaret Brocx, Eleanor Burke, Jaimie Cloud, David Kolb, Chris Skinner, Warren Thorngate, Charlotte Weber
'Striking the right balance: the role of hydrogen in a net zero economy' by Jake Whitehead & Peter Newman
Sustainable Earth Reviews accepts the following article types:
- Frontiers paper
- Systematic Review
- Systematic Review Protocol
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