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Call for Papers: Food and Sustainable Earth

Food and Sustainable Earth

Sustainable Earth welcomes submissions to the article collection on 'Food and Sustainable Earth'.

This article collection is dedicated to the multifaceted issues of food production and consumption and their impacts on the planet, including the health of its inhabitants, ecosystems and atmosphere.

Food is essential to all life forms on this planet – we cannot survive without it. However, the current food production and consumption patterns developed to feed the human population pose serious threats to other species and generate risks that impact on available resources in our near future. They have significant implications on climate change, land and water use, air and soil pollution as well as antimicrobial resistance. This should worry us all. There are many issues impacting food sustainability that need to be explored and discussed, ranging from social, environmental, economic, ethical, biological and health factors – and everything in between. Sustainable Earth recognizes that it can serve as an important platform for such explorations and discussions, and so we have opened this collection for just this purpose.

This article collection is curated by Guest Editor Dora Marinova. Dora is a Professor of Sustainability and Director of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute in Australia. She is the editor of the World Best Book in Sustainable Food recognized by the prestigious 22nd Gourmand Awards. In addition to food, her research areas cover green innovations and the emerging field of sustainometrics which relates to modelling and measuring sustainability. Dora is nationally and internationally recognised as Elected Fellow of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ) and International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (IEMSS) headquartered in Switzerland. She is also an Elected Member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and has served as a Panel Member of the Centres of Research Excellence on Population Health and Health Services Research at the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

To begin discussions, we have commissioned several thought provoking and insightful articles to illustrate the importance we should place on food sustainability. However, that is not the end! We welcome non-commissioned articles, including datasets, for consideration within the collection. Please select the ‘food and sustainability’ collection during the submission process, if you would like us to consider your article for the collection. If you have queries regarding the collection, please contact

Submission Instructions

Deadline for submissions: 01 June 2019

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Sustainable Earth. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Sustainable Earth submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on 'Food and Sustainable Earth'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Guest Editor

Dora Marinova, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Australia

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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