Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (EMSD) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, published by Macrothink Institute. It publishes original articles in all areas of environment and development. Concerned with the complex interactions between development and environment, its purpose is to seek ways to achieve sustainability in all human activities.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete unpublished and original works, which are not under review in any other journals. Contributions are drawn from biology, botany, climatology, ecology, ecological economics, environmental engineering, fisheries, environmental law, forest sciences, geology, information science, public affairs, zoology and more.

The journal is published in online version which is free access and download.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.


Publication Frequency

2015 Semiannual, published in May and November

2012-2014 Semiannual, published in May and November


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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