International Journal of Global Sustainability

International Journal of Global Sustainability (IJGS) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by Macrothink Institute. IJGS carries original and full-length articles that reflect the latest research and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of Environment, Economic and Society with Sustainability. It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers to contribute innovative work in the field.

The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:

  • Climate change
  • Ecology and sustainable development
  • Waste and water management
  • Renewable and sustainable energy
  • Environmental technologies
  • Green construction and sustainable development
  • Sustainable land development
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Urban planning and development
  • Social sciences and humanities
  • Social impact assessment
  • Sustainable of agricultural systems 

Authors are encouraged to submit your papers through OJS or send your submissions to us via this email directly according to the template (title page and paper tempalte) and submission guide.

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Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b). Peer review. We use 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. The review process may take 4-10 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay article processing charge (100USD).

e). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download. 


Open-access Policy

We follow the Gold Open Access way in journal publishing. This means that authors publish in the journals that provide immediate open access for readers to all articles on the publisher’s website. The readers pay nothing, while authors (or their institutions or funders) pay a publishing fee to maintain the journal operation.

All articles published are open-access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license.

Vol 4, No 1 (2020)

International Journal of Global Sustainability, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2020

Table of Contents


Juliet Namukasa, Sheila Namagembe, Faridah Nakayima
Majing Oloko
Doris Kokutungisa Ishenda, Shi Guoqing
Zephania N. Fogwe
Sajad Hussain
John Vourdoubas
Talent Ndlovu, Sylvain Charlebois
Lucas Nyuydine Wirba, Amawa Sani Gur, Victor Konfor Ntoban, Bruno Lainjo Baye, Emmanuel Nkembo Ngang, Ngonga Linda Nchuone, Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi