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Aims and scope

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.

Article Types

Sustainable Earth Reviews accepts the following article types:

Review
- Guidelines
- Commentary
- Debate
- Frontiers paper

- Systematic Review 
- Systematic Review Protocol


Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    265 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    166 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage 
    109,729 downloads (2021)
    69 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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