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Soc. Sci. 2012, 1(1), 1-1; doi:10.3390/socsci1010001

Social Sciences and Sustainability
Shu-Kun Lin
MDPI AG, Postfach, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland; Website:
Received: 29 September 2011 / Accepted: 30 September 2011 / Published: 30 September 2011
At the time when the journal Sustainability [1] was launched, as a chemist and a scientist, I started to believe that social sciences may be more important to make humans sustainable. The broad journal title Social Sciences presents the opportunity for all social science scholars to have integrated consideration regarding the sustainability of humanity, because I am sure that science and technology alone cannot help. Science and technology may have in fact been contributing to accelerate the depletion of nonrenewable natural resources and putting human sustainability at risk since the industrial revolution about 150 years ago. I hope all intellectuals studying anthropology, archaeology, administration, communication, criminology, economics, education, government, linguistics, international relations, politics, sociology and, in some contexts, geography, history, law, and psychology publish with us to seek a solution to sustain humanity. Sustainability itself will also be a main topic of the journal Social Sciences. In addition to this integrated forum for social sciences, more topic specific journals, such as the already publishing Societies [2], will be launched.
Social Sciences will be one of MDPI’s open access journals maintaining speedy but high quality peer review system and fast publishing procedure.
Enjoy publishing with us.

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  1. Sustainability journal homepage:
  2. Societies journal homepage:
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