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New thematic series: Accelerating Climate Change Mitigation

UN Climate Change Conference

Sustainable Earth is now accepting submissions to a new thematic series, 'Accelerating Climate Change Mitigation', focusing on innovation, policy and governance of climate change mitigation technologies towards making the Earth 2050-proof from a climate perspective.

Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2018

Photo credit: UNclimatechange (Flickr)

New thematic series: Food and Sustainable Earth

Food and Sustainable Earth

Sustainable Earth is now accepting submissions to a new thematic series, 'Food and Sustainable Earth', focusing on the multifaceted issues of food production and consumption and their impacts on the planet, including the health of its inhabitants, ecosystems and atmosphere.

Deadline for submissions: 10 December 2018

Sustainable Earth is now accepting submissions

View our submissions guidelines on how to prepare your manuscript for publication.

...'Science, Policy, Society'

Read about Sustainable Earth's ethos and aspirations from our Editor-in-Chief, Peter Newman, in Sustainable Earth – science, policy, society.​​​​​​​

Sustainable Earth is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

Apply for a publication charge waiver in Sustainable Earth

We have several funding pathways available to help you publish your sustainability research. Read more about our membership and waiver options under the 'Article-processing charges' heading on the about page.

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Peter Newman, Curtin University, Australia

Editorial Board

P.C. Abhilash, Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, India

Tim Beatley, University of Virginia, United States of America

Sarah Cornell, Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm University, Sweden

Heleen de Coninck, Radboud University, Netherlands

Cheryl Desha, Griffith University, Australia

Peter Droege, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

Chrisna du Plessis, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Denis Hayes, Bullit Foundation, United States of America

Bronwyn Hayward, Canterbury University, New Zealand

Malone-Lee Lai Choo, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Mike Mouritz, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Australia

Barbara Norman, University of Canberra, Australia

Marcus Nüsser, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Aromar Revi, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, India

Asif Iqbal Siddiqui, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Australia

Arjen Evert Jan Wals, Wageningen University, Netherlands


An interview with the Editor-in-Chief: Part 3

Peter Newman concludes his interview in Part 3 by discussing his plans for Sustainable Earth in its first year and what the journal means to him.

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 aims to address this by publishing high-quality, open access research from all topics related to this discipline. As a community-focused journal, it 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’s subtitle – ‘Science, Policy, Society’ – highlights the connectivity between core research, policy and everyday life. As such, the journal particularly welcomes articles that may influence policy or alter societal paradigms.

In support of the Canopy Project

​​​​​​​Sustainable Earth is supporting Earth Day Network’s Canopy Project which works worldwide to strengthen communities through tree planting. The Canopy Project empowers organizations and citizens to conserve, repair, and restore tree cover to their lands. Earth Day Network targets areas of the world most in need of reforestation, including some of the world’s poorest communities; and land degraded by logging, fires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.

The journal will donate one tree for every completed peer review report.