Publishing frequency: half-yearly, published in January and July

Year of the first number: 2006

ISSN: 2080-1971 (on-line), 1895-6912 (print)

Publisher: Lublin University of Technology

Patronage: European Academy of Science and Arts

Fields/Categories:  architecture and urban planning, environmental engineering, mining and energy, forest sciences, agriculture and horticulture, philosophy, socioeconomic geography, spatial planning, security sciences, management and quality sciences, legal sciences, sociological sciences

Language: English

Review type: double-blind peer review

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike (CC BY 4.0 PL)

Self-archiving policy: the author is allowed to publish the publisher’s version of the articles

Indexed in: Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, Scopus, Index Copernicus, Social Science Research Network, BazTech

Impact Factor: 1,1 (2022)

5-Year Impact Factor: 0,956 (2021)

Index Copernicus Value ICV: 148.59 (2021)

SJR Scimago Journal & Country Rank H-Index: 20 (2020)


Detailed information


„Problemy Ekorozwoju” / „Problems of Sustainable Development” (first issue published in 2006) is an interdisciplinary journal, connected with different sciences, from philosophy, through economy to environmental engineering. Every paper should however refer to the basic paradigms of sustainable development (so include social, economic and environmental issues and Sustainable Development Goals). We also prefer international comparisons than local studies, since problems are usually international or even global. We do not print papers based on bibliometric analysis only. We also do not print papers based on aggregate measures, if they don’t include differences between countries and trends in time.

Since 2020, each publication has been assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number, distributed by Crossref organization.

The editorial office of the „Problems of Sustainable Development” does not charge submission or publication fees for the manuscripts, publishing in the open access formula, on the licence Creative Commons By Attribution (CC BY 4.0 PL).

All scientific articles submitted to the journal must be original, previously unpublished or not currently being taken into consideration by other journals. The authors are obliged to proceed according to the guidelines For authors and to the Ethical principles of the journal. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

The papers may be submitted throughout the year, except for two breaks – summer break (1.07-15.09) and winter break (15.12-5.01).

Important: the journal does not print more than one paper of the same author/authors not only in the actual number of the journal, but also in the following number. So the publication is possible only once a year. We also do not print more than 2 papers from one university in a single number.

The manuscript accepted by the editorial office is reviewed by two independent reviewers not belonging to the author’s university, using the double-blind peer review process. The reviewers are the expert members of the International Programme Committee of the journal, who are responsible for the high substantive level of the articles. The reviewing process is described in the instructions For reviewers.

The „Problems of Sustainable Development” journal is obliged to proceed according to the Ethical principles described by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All the submitted manuscripts are verified in the Crossref Similarity Check (powered by iThenticate) to prevent the plagiarism and duplicate publications.

The journal is published and financed by the Faculty of Environmental Engineering of the Lublin University of Technology.