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International Journal of Sustainable Society
International Journal of Sustainable Society


Special Issue on: "Assessment and Sustainable Society"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Zhimin Huang, Adelphi University, USA
Dr. Liang Liang, University of Science and Technology of China, P. R. China
Dr. Shouyang Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China

Increasing awareness of ecological limits to economic growth has stimulated considerable interest in recent years in developing and assessing effective methods for achieving a sustainable society. Sustainability and environmental protection have become major economic, as well as societal, concerns. Assessment methods and strategies have played significant roles in achieving a balance between the development of modern economies and protection of the environment, between consumption of resources and preservation of resources, and between civil liberties and restraint.

The purpose of this special issue is to capture the current state of assessment methodologies and strategies for achieving a sustainable society. Both theoretical and empirical research papers are encouraged.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following related assessments:
  • Environmental sustainability and economic growth
  • Integration in environmental analysis and planning
  • Integration of environment and economy
  • Resource productivity measures
  • Sustainability and consumption
  • Sustainability and environmental quality
  • Sustainability and politics
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable development and the environment
  • Sustainable development of the biosphere
  • Sustainable economies and businesses
  • Sustainable global and regional supply chain management
  • Sustainable risk in global and regional financial markets
  • Urban environments and the internet

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 30 November, 2009

Communication of peer review to authors: 20 March, 2010

Deadline for revised manuscripts: May 2010