International Journal of Sustainable Society

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Editor in Chief: Prof. John Wang
ISSN online: 1756-2546
ISSN print: 1756-2538
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The impacts of society touch everyone. They may be considerable, even critical. Societal problems, especially those remaining unchecked and unmanaged, can weaken, threaten, or even destroy, society. Production produces pollution; medication generates side-effects; pesticide causes poisoning; innovation can lead to unemployment, etc. IJSSoc deals not only with whether modern society should be sustainable, but also the ways in which this could/should come about, balancing economic development/environmental protection, real aggregate demand/aggregate supply, human beings/nature, consumption/preservation, material/spiritual pleasures, civil liberty/self-restraint, hedonism/practicality, science/society.


 Topics covered include

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Ecological economics, sustainability accounting
  • Emerging issues
  • Nature-society interactions
  • Sustainable agriculture, bioresource use, ecology
  • Sustainable cities, communities, construction, consumption
  • Sustainable corporations, organisations, development/planning
  • Sustainable economy, education
  • Sustainable energy, fisheries, food production, forestry
  • Sustainable future, policies, innovation, investment funds
  • Sustainable product design, technology, supply chain networks
  • Sustainable social change, [sub]urban development
  • Sustainable [strategic] management
  • Sustainable tourism, transportation, waste/water management
  • Sustainable workplaces

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Sustainability is usually associated with ecological and political economics, as well as social and economic development: the associated consequences on national and global levels and the related trade-off and compromises between social, environmental and economic benefits. Furthermore, "society systems science" or "society science", as we have termed it, is the interface of natural science and social science, where both natural scientists and social scientists confront the real-world problems and challenges that exist in our society, and work towards formulating effective solutions.

IJSSoc aims to provide a professional forum for formulating, discussing and disseminating these solutions, which relate to the design, development, deployment, management, measurement, and adjustment of these social networks. They should form a common ground on which a sustainable society can be built, shared and supported by professionals from different disciplines. The universal goal of achieving peace, prosperity, and harmony in our society should go beyond disciplines, and ultimately be coordinated across different nationalities, cultures, races, and religions, and be sustainable.


IJSSoc presents a forum to help policy makers, planners, researchers, educators, students, citizens, and professionals exchange their innovative ideas and thought-provoking opinions. It also creates a communication channel between practitioners and academics to discuss problems, challenges and opportunities in all aspects of our society.


IJSSoc publishes research papers, innovative ideas, reviews, surveys, debates, reports, case studies, position notes, practice comments, book reviews, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in sustainable society management will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Wang, John, Montclair State University, USA

Managing Editor

  • Shen, Zhenjiang, Kanazawa University, Japan

Associate Editors

  • Bell, Michael M., University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Desai, Anand, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Evers, Mariele, Bonn University, Germany
  • Huang, Bo, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Pillai, Vijayan, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Portnov, Boris A., University of Haifa, Israel
  • Rauner, Marion S., University of Vienna, Austria

American Editor

  • Huang, Zhimin, Adelphi University, USA

Assistant Editor

  • Cao, Zhejiang, Tsinghua University, China

European Editor

  • Knights, David, University of Keele, UK

Far East Editor

  • Liang, Liang, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Editorial Board Members

  • Amobi, Marilyn, BC Hydro & Power Authority, Canada
  • Anjomani, Ardeshir, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Awotona, Adenrele, University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA
  • Baker, Timothy, Washington State University, USA
  • Banaszak, Ilona, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
  • Bazin, Damien, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Beall, Allyson, Washington State University, USA
  • Bhandari, Betman S., Centre for Affordable Water & Sanitation Technology (CAWST), Canada
  • Bithas, Kostas, Panteion University, Greece
  • Blengini, Gian Andrea, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Bowker, J. Michael, USDA Forest Service, USA
  • Buechler, Stephanie, University of Arizona, USA
  • Carolan, Michael S., Colorado State University, USA
  • Carvalho, Maria Leonor, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
  • Chadchan, Jayprakash, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India
  • Chatveera, Burachat, Thammasat University, Thailand
  • Chen, Yunhao, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Cheung, William W. L., University of East Anglia, UK
  • Delacote, Philippe, INRA - AgroParisTech, France
  • Delang, Claudio, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Dinica, Valentina, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Dola, Kamariah, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dong, Shikui, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Dutta, Venkatesh, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, India
  • Enyedi, Gyorgy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Fallah Zavareh, Mohsen, Kharazmi University, Iran
  • Ferreyra, (Maria) Cecilia, Alberta Environment, Canada
  • Friberg, Lars, Embassy of Sweden, USA
  • Galdeano-Gómez, Emilio, Universidad de Almería, Spain
  • Garvin, Theresa, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Getzner, Michael, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Gopakumar, Govind, Concordia University, Canada
  • Graymore, Michelle, University of Ballarat, Australia
  • Hamaide, Bertrand, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Belgium
  • Hiedanpää, Juha, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, Finland
  • Hills, Peter, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Hodges, Donald G., The University of Tennessee, USA
  • Hsu, Shu-Hsiang, Transworld Institute of Technology, Taiwan
  • Huang, Gordon, University of Regina, Canada
  • Jackson, Anthony (Tony) A., University of Dundee, UK
  • Jamieson, Andrew C., Llenroc Research, USA
  • Johansson, Maria Vredin, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Kaiser, Mark J., Louisiana State University, USA
  • Kamppinen, Matti, University of Turku, Finland
  • Kellenberg, Derek K., University of Montana, USA
  • Krause, Martin, ESEADE Graduate School and University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Lamb, Berton Lee, U.S. Geological Survey, USA
  • Li, Hui, Eastern Illinois University, USA
  • Lipschutz, Ronnie, University of California Santa Cruz, USA
  • Lu, Yongmei, Texas State University, USA
  • Lybecker, Donna, Idaho State University, USA
  • M. De Freitas, Debora, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Manou, Dimitra, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Massoud, May, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Mayer, Audrey, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • Molla, Alemayehu, RMIT University, Australia
  • Mont, Oksana, Lund University, Sweden
  • Morelli, Nicola, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Morello, Eugenio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Muller, Logan, AIT Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Mumme, Stephen, Colorado State University, USA
  • Navratil, Gerhard, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Neto, Belmira, Oporto University, Portugal
  • Niazi, Tarique, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA
  • Osman Salleh, Khairulmaini, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Papathanasiou, Jason, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Parolin, Bruno, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Patulny, Roger V., University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Pinheiro, António C., University of Evora, Portugal
  • Powell, Jason, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Prosperi, David, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Rahaman, Muhammad Mizanur, Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico
  • Ratamäki, Outi, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Reibstein, Richard, Boston University, USA
  • Söderholm, Patrik, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • Söderholm, Kristina, Luleå University of Technology , Sweden
  • Saarela, Jan, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Sakkas, Nikos, East Med Technology Transfer Unit, Greece
  • Scavarda, Annibal, Brigham Young University, USA
  • Schaeffer, Peter V., West Virginia University, USA
  • Semple, Bill, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Canada
  • Shields, Deborah, Politecnico di Torino and Colorado State University, USA
  • Singh, Gangaram, San Diego State University, USA
  • Stanganelli, Marialuce, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
  • Stapleton, Lee, University of Sussex, UK
  • Teo, Evelyn Ai Lin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Vanloqueren, Gaetan, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Verburg, Peter, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Wagner, Marcus, Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg and Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, Germany
  • Wan Abdullah Zawawi, Noor Amila, University Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
  • Weidner, Helmut, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Social Science Research Center Berlin), Germany
  • Willett, Keith, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Wood, Georgina, Coventry University, UK
  • Yao, Xiaobai, University of Georgia, USA
  • Yuan, Songhu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Zhang, Zuopeng (Justin), State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA


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