Frontiers in Sustainable Development (FSD) is a monthly online, international, peer-reviewed journal. All articles published are rigorously and fast reviewed meeting the Journal Quality standards. FSD is dedicated to publish empirical, academic, theoretical and review research articles that contribute to the practice in sustainable development, and related topics. The journal welcomes submissions in the areas of Environmental, Food, and Health Sustainability, including but not limited to Biomedical Technologies, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Food and Environmental Legislation, Food Production and Consumption, Global Warming, Green Technologies, Healthcare Issues, Industrial Wastes, Informational Technology, Smart Cities, Soil Conservation, Urban Planning, Urban Transportation, Wastewater, Water and Soil Conservation; Sustainable Energy, including but not limited to Bio-Energy, Energy Efficient Buildings, Fossil Fuels, Geothermal Energy, Hydroelectricity, Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energies, Solar Energy, Tidal Power, Wave Power, Wind Energy; Economic Sustainability, including but not limited to Banking and Finance, Business, Business Ethics, Customer Relationship Management, Disaster Management, E-Commerce, Emerging Countries, Entrepreneurship Management, Event Management, Financial Sustainability, High-technology and new media marketing, Human Resources Management, International Trade, Large Enterprises, Logistics Management, Management Information System, Marketing, Microfinance, Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations, Project Management, SME, Small and Medium Enterprises, Supply Chain Management, Technology Management; Socio-Cultural Sustainability, including but not limited to Architecture, Cultural Routes, Design Processes, Education, Farming, Governance Sustainability, Housing, Human Development, Learning Environment, Psychology, Rural Development, Sociology, Tourism, Sustainable Urbanism, etc.
An author is a person who has a substantial contribution to the article; all other contributions should be mentioned as acknowledgments. Authors should cite only the articles which have contributed to their work; unnecessary citations should not be listed. Authors should present their work as objectively as possible. Arguments that discriminate people by race, sex, origin, religion, etc. are not accepted. Bogus results must not be given. Reviewers should not take advantages from the manuscript; instead, they should help the authors to improve their work. Reviewers should not criticize in public the manuscripts. The Editor guarantees the anonymity of the reviewer. FSD operates a single blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor-in-chief for suitability for the Journal. Papers which are suitable are sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The reviewer can be a member of the FSD Editorial Board or an expert from the worldwide scientific community. The review period depends from the research topic of the manuscript and the availability of the reviewers. An average review process period is between 1 - 60 days. In general, the reviewers check the importance of the article in the scientific community, if it is easy to read it and the validity of the scientific content. An article can be rejected from the reviewers’ due lack of poor language quality, lack of proper structure, lack of new scientific ideas, lack of clear concepts or conclusions. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the articles.
All articles will have a digital object identifier (DOI). DOIs are standardized digital identities used across all major scientific publishers. DOIs can be used to cite and link to electronic articles. A DOI is guaranteed to never change, so can be used as a persistent identifier to permanently link to an electronic article no matter where it is stored. So, when referring to an article you can either use the traditional reference information (name of publication, volume, issue, etc.), or use the DOI.
We strive to have our journal - Frontiers in Sustainable Development (FSD) indexed by all main databases. The Abstracting and Indexing databases that cover FSD will be coming soon such as Google Scholar, CrossRef, CNKI, etc.
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