Sustainability Science probes interactions between global, social, and human systems, the complex mechanisms that lead to degradation of these systems, and concomitant risks to human well-being. The journal provides a platform for building sustainability science as an evolving academic discipline which can point the way to a sustainable global society by facing challenges that existing disciplines have not addressed. These include endeavors to simultaneously understand phenomena and solve problems, uncertainty and application of the precautionary principle, the co-evolution of knowledge and recognition of problems, and trade-offs between global and local problem solving.

The journal promotes science-based predictions and impact assessments of global change, and seeks ways to ensure that these can be understood and accepted by society. Sustainability Science creates a transdisciplinary academic structure and discovery process that fuses the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

  • Probes interactions between global, social, and human systems
  • Provides a platform for building sustainability science as an evolving academic discipline
  • Promotes science-based predictions and impact assessments of global change, and public acceptance of findings
  • Editor-in-Chief: Kazuhiko Takeuchi, The Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo, Japan

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

5.301 (2019)
Impact factor
5.263 (2019)
Five year impact factor
40 days
Submission to first decision
228 days
Submission to acceptance
417,866 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1862-4057
Print ISSN
1862-4065
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  1. AGRICOLA
  2. CAB Abstracts
  3. CNKI
  4. Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  5. Dimensions
  6. EBSCO Agriculture Plus
  7. EBSCO Discovery Service
  8. EBSCO Energy & Power Source
  9. EBSCO Environment
  10. EBSCO Sustainability Reference Center
  11. EMBiology
  12. Google Scholar
  13. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  14. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
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  36. SCImago
  37. SCOPUS
  38. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  39. Semantic Scholar
  40. UGC-CARE List (India)
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