The World Ecology Journal is now over ten years old and has proved to be an exciting forum for understanding and advancing our knowledge and implementation of sustainable development.

Sustainable development is now of primary importance as the key to future use and management of finite world resources. It recognises the need for development opportunities whilst maintaining a balance between these and the environment. As stated by the UN Bruntland Commission in 1987, sustainable development should ‘meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. This is the primary focus of the journal, and is addressed by papers in environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and/or social and cultural sustainability.
All subject areas related to sustainable development encompass the scope of the journal. They can be considered empirically, through case studies, as reviews, commentaries, rapid communications, or integrated studies in special issues of the journal. The journal is interdisciplinary and aims to examine topical and important issues and so provide stimulating and, at times, controversial reading.

The subject areas related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are of priority in the journal.

Our worldwide readership includes:
  • researchers, consultants, scientists and engineers
  • industry, business managers and policy makers
  • government (central and local) and non-governmental organisations
Preparation of manuscripts should be in accordance with the Instructions for Authors.

Peer Review Statement

World Ecology Journal is an international, ranked, peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research contributions to scientific knowledge.

All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees.

All peer review is double blind and submission is online via e-mail

Publication in the Worls Ecology Journal is free of charge (no APC fee, no submission fee).