Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studies, November 17, 2015 11:31

This publication is the fourth in the Heritage Studies series and aims to reflect upon the many dimensions of sustainability and sustainable development within the Heritage Studies discourse. Sustainability as a concept and sustainable development as a goal are presented in official policies within UNESCO’s understanding of heritage, in its paradigmatic reflections and in the diversity of theories and methods, including many different and sometimes conflicting understandings of sustainability within this discourse. Thus, the contributors to this publication discuss sustainability as it directly concerns the potential of different approaches to World Heritage and Intangible Heritage. The inclusion of the four dimensions of sustainability—environmental, economic, social and cultural—into the Heritage Studies discourse opens a new perspective on the discourse itself.

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With best wishes,
Prof. Dr. Marie-Theres Albert
UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, LG 10, Room 234a, Erich-Weinert-Str. 1, Cottbus, Germany

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Membership Established with the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg, October 2, 2015 14:29

We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Regensburg, Germany

Primary authors from the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 October 2015 and 1 November 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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Updated Impact Factor for Sustainability – 0.942, June 19, 2015 17:42


The 2014 Impact Factors have been recently released. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Sustainability is 0.942. Sustainability now ranks 175/221 (Q4) in the category ‘Environmental Sciences’.

Evolution of the Sustainability Impact Factor:

Evolution of citations to Sustainability:

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