International Journal of Sustainable Engineering

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International Journal of Sustainable Engineering

An Open Access Journal

International Journal of Sustainable Engineering is converting to Open Access from its 2022 volume.

The  International Journal of Sustainable Engineering (IJSE) aims to provide engineers from a variety of backgrounds with access to a valuable source of cross-disciplinary information for promoting sustainable practices.

The IJSE plans to foster the immediate and widescale dissemination of research results through adoption of an Open Access (OA) model.  Every IJSE submissions will continue to be subject to the usual vigorous reviewing process, and to help with this process, Professor Antonella Petrillo and Professor Sekar Vinodh have been appointed new Associate Editors of IJSE.  We have also invited new members to join the IJSE Editorial Board and will be recruiting more members based on the areas of growth in OA submissions.

As part of this transition, all manuscripts received going forward will proceed through IJSE’s new Open Access submission portal. Authors who submit after this date will be required to pay an article publishing charge (APC) which can be covered by an author’s funder or institution. The standard article publishing charge will be $1,250 USD with opportunities for funding support.  

Interested authors should visit the Routledge/Taylor & Francis Open Access Members and Open Access Agreements pages in case they are based at an institution that may have funds available to authors wishing to publish in IJSE. Interested readers may also want to consider signing up to receive latest article alerts to IJSE to keep up-to-date with the latest research.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope you join us to embrace IJSE’s Open Access future.

"The many advantages of a full Open Access model include the dissemination of new knowledge rapidly and widely which could in turn result in more real-life impacts, trigger new research directions, and be used as an ‘open educational resource’. This could also facilitate the establishment of a knowledge economy and provide a much-needed economic boost within both developed as well as developing countries."

Shahin Rahimifard, Editor-in-Chief


Q&A with Shahin Rahimifard

Professor Rahimifard talks to us about the future of the journal as it progresses to open access, how the journal helps authors to make an impact with their research, and how the journal can help academic and industrial leaders achieve common goals.
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International Journal of Sustainable Engineering is particularly interested in receiving manuscripts on:

Methodologies, Modelling and Management

  • Engineering design for sustainable development 
  • Life-cycle engineering
  • Product versus service paradigms
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Sustainable business models
  • Novel organisational structures and systems to support industrial sustainability

Technologies, Processes and Resources

  • Sustainable technology innovation to support resource efficiency
  • Sustainable material development and process engineering
  • Energy conservation and low-carbon manufacturing
  • Waste minimisation, remanufacturing, reuse and recycling technologies
  • Sustainable power generation and renewable energy technologies

Legislation, Education and Corporate Social Factors  

  • Environmental management and ISO standards
  • Producer responsibility and ecologically aware legislations
  • Promoting sustainable use and consumption models
  • Engineering solutions for developing countries
  • Engineering education for sustainable development 

Why publish open access?

  • Increase the visibility and readership of your research by publishing in a fully open access journal.
  • Make an impact beyond the academy by making your article accessible to anyone, anywhere (including readers in industry and even policy-makers).
  • Benefit from format-free submission, saving you more time for your research.
  • Freely share your work with no restrictions or paywall.
  • Retain ownership of your research through our unrestrictive publishing agreements.
  • Discounts and waivers for researchers in developing countries are available. The journal will also consider requests for discretionary APC waivers. Find out if your institution or country has an open access agreement to publish with us.


Read the latest research

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Questions about open access?

Find out more about the publishing process for open access journals at our dedicated site for the step-by-guide to publication.

Ready to submit?

IJSE is welcoming submissions. Find out how to submit your paper by reading the Instructions for Authors.