Journal Title
Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY-BASEL

ISSN / eISSN
2071-1050
Aims and Scope
Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) is an international and cross-disciplinary scholarly, open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability of human beings, which provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications and short notes, and there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research relating to natural sciences, social sciences and humanities in as much detail as possible in order to promote scientific predictions and impact assessments of global change and development. Full experimental and methodical details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.
Subject Area

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

CiteScore
5.80 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Social Sciences - Geography, Planning and Development Q1 #101/779
Social Sciences - Computer Science (miscellaneous) Q1 #15/103
Social Sciences - Environmental Science (miscellaneous) Q1 #27/163
Social Sciences - Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law Q2 #97/384
Social Sciences - Computer Networks and Communications Q2 #105/379
Social Sciences - Energy Engineering and Power Technology Q2 #70/252
Social Sciences - Hardware and Architecture Q2 #50/169
Social Sciences - Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment Q2 #97/235
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed Indexed
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - SCIE Q2
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - SSCI Q2
GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - SCIE Q3
GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - SSCI Q3
H-index
53
Country/Area of Publication
SWITZERLAND
Publisher
MDPI (Basel, Switzerland)
Year Publication Started
2009
Annual Article Volume
16896
Open Access
YES
Contact
ST ALBAN-ANLAGE 66, BASEL, SWITZERLAND, CH-4052
Verified Reviews
Note: Verified reviews are sourced from across review platforms and social media globally.
The research topic of the paper is architectural design and urban design, with a slight focus on planning.
Submitted on November 8, 2022.
Major revision on December 5, 2022.
Revised on December 28, 2022, with significant changes, so two extensions were requested.
Minor revision on December 30, 2022, where Reviewer 1 did not reply.
Revised on January 3, 2023.
Major revision on January 9, 2023, surprisingly, Reviewer 1 responded again and provided another major revision. I am very angry because this reviewer is really not capable.
Revised on January 17, 2023. In fact, there were no changes made because Reviewer 1 directly rejected it and there were no specific suggestions for improvement. Moreover, the comments were very vague. So, I ignored this reviewer and made modifications according to the suggestions of the academic editor. I replied with a page of rebuttal to Reviewer 1. I am prepared for rejection, but please note that the rebuttal must be logical and well-supported.
Minor revision before final acceptance on January 17, 2023. The academic editor believes that although I have significant disagreements with Reviewer 1, thanks to the extensive specific revision suggestions made by Reviewer 2 and my compliance with the requirements, they consider that this article has greatly improved and can be accepted. Many thanks to Reviewer 2.
Revised on January 17, 2023, and accepted on January 18, 2023.
Payment made on January 19, 2023. Note that PayPal fees are high, so if possible, it is better to make a bank transfer.
Online on January 20, 2023.
Note: It is preferable to submit the paper using an institutional email.
2023-01-28
The overall feeling is that time is tight. The editorial department has been pushing me to meet deadlines. Although it's a bit tiring, the result is good and I am very happy. The cost is 2000 CHF (page fee) + 435 USD (editing fee).

Submitted on July 8th, reviewed on July 10th, and the review process took 16 days. After making revisions, it was reviewed again, with about 18 significant revisions suggested. I had 10 days to make the revisions. Resubmitted on August 4th, accepted on August 6th, and published on August 9th.

When submitting, it is recommended to use the template provided by the editorial department to format the article. This shows a professional attitude and increases the chances of acceptance. It is also useful to describe the research significance in terms of sustainability.

For editing, I chose the middle option, which seems to be the fast version. It was supposed to be completed in two working days, but it was actually delivered half a day after payment. Very fast.

Payment can be made through UnionPay credit card (using PayPal). The payment link can be found in the payment attachment in the email. It is relatively convenient, but there is a 5% service fee for editing, up to 200 RMB, which is acceptable.

In fact, there are many details in the submission process that I can't remember clearly. They need to be carefully considered. However, overall, this journal offers good value for money.
2022-08-15

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