Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Sustainable Economic Development”

A special issue, Sustainable Economic Development, will be published in the journal Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). The special issue focuses on the rationale for human behavioral change to establish sustainable economic development and invites papers from social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. The themes of focus in this issue (see below) are dominated by questions that, in being answered, may provide the catalyst to drive behavioral change through fostering understanding. Other related themes are encouraged. If you have questions, please email

Special Issue Themes:

Why is sustainability an important objective?

How does culture affect economic systems and what impact does an economic system, in turn, have on culture?

Why has a single economic framework dominated the definition of progress?

How can an alternative indicator of progress be implemented?

What is the purpose of an economic system?

How can sustainability be presented as a universal human value?

What are the most significant impediments to achieving a sustainability focus when it comes to

economic progress?

How can we engage stakeholders to promote sustainability values?

More details on the special issue can be found on the Sustainability website:

The manuscript submission deadline is: 15 March 2021.

We hope that you will consider contributing to this special issue! Please circulate this call among your colleagues or interested parties you may know.

Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050, IF 2.576) is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly and open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. Which is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index, please see Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Please visit the journal’s website at for the journal’s aims and scope, instructions for authors, editorial board members and other details.