Journal overview

Please note, the Print ISSN is not in active use as this journal is no longer published in print.

Engineering and sustainable development are intrinsically linked, and truly sustainable solutions are created through sharing ideas and new knowledge.

The  International Journal of Sustainable Engineering (IJSE) aims to provide engineers from a variety of backgrounds with access to a valuable source of cross-disciplinary information for promoting sustainable practices. One of the principle objectives of the journal is to stimulate innovation and development of sustainable products and production technologies, as well as novel services and business models. A key consideration is also to encourage the generation of timely, effective regulations and educational programmes to support various corporate and social stakeholders – from engineers to managers, and from policy makers to consumers. As such, IJSE invites original manuscripts in areas including but not limited to:

Methodologies, Modelling and Management

  • Engineering design for sustainable development 
  • Life-cycle engineering
  • Product versus service paradigms
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Sustainable business models
  • Novel organisational structures and systems to support industrial sustainability

Technologies, Processes and Resources
  • Sustainable technology innovation to support resource efficiency
  • Sustainable material development and process engineering
  • Energy conservation and low-carbon manufacturing
  • Waste minimisation, remanufacturing, reuse and recycling technologies
  • Sustainable power generation and renewable energy technologies

Legislation, Education and Corporate Social Factors
  • Environmental management and ISO standards
  • Producer responsibility and ecologically aware legislations
  • Promoting sustainable use and consumption models
  • Engineering solutions for developing countries
  • Engineering education for sustainable development 

Submission and Reviewing Process:
In addition to  standard manuscript formats , we also accept submissions in the form of ‘Short Communications’ and ‘Book Reviews’. Short Communications provide an opportunity for prompt ‘fast-track’ publication of brief manuscripts that do not exceed 2000 words and 4 illustrations. Book Reviews will be 500-600 words in length and cover emerging texts relevant to practitioners and researchers within sustainable development.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is single blind and submission is online via 
ScholarOne Manuscripts .

Please note that International Journal of Sustainable Engineering converted to a full Open Access journal from Volume 15 (2022). As per Taylor & Francis policy, any archive content published between 1997-2021 will be free to access from 1 January 2022.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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