World is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on past, present, and future links between economic, political, social, and/or environmental issues, published quarterly online by MDPI. World serves as a scholarly forum and source of information on local, regional, national, and international trends, challenges, and opportunities relating to sustainability, adaptation, and the 4th Industrial Revolution.
  • Open Access— free to download, share, and reuse content; authors receive recognition for their contribution when the paper is reused.
  • High Visibility: indexed within FSTAAGRIS, RePEc, and other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 19.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: APC discount vouchers; optional signed peer review; reviewer names published annually in the journal.
  • World is a companion journal of Sustainability.
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Special Issue in World
Rethinking Air Quality and Climate Change after COVID-19 Guest Editors: Sasan Faridi, Fatemeh Yousefian, Hosna Janjani
Deadline: 31 May 2023
Special Issue in World
Research on the Factors That Impact Farmer Behaviors and Decisions: From Socioeconomic Perspective Guest Editors: Masoud Yazdanpanah, Tahereh Zobeidi, Mostafa Ahmadvand, Katharina Löhr
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Special Issue in World
Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Economic Development under COVID-19 Pandemic Guest Editors: Wen-Ke Liang, Jen-Yao Lee, Chien-Shu Tsai, Chu-Chuan Hsu
Deadline: 31 October 2023
Special Issue in World
The World under COVID-19: Innovation, Risk and the Challenge of Global Economic Development Guest Editor: Erdal Atukeren
Deadline: 31 December 2023
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