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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Sustainability 2023 Best Paper Award for research and review articles published in the journal from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023. One review and three research articles will each receive an award. The papers will be selected following a thorough evaluation by the Sustainability Award Committee led by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen.

Eligibility for the Award:
– Papers published in Sustainability from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023;
– Open to all career levels;
– Both regular and Special Issue submissions will be considered.

Selection Criteria:
The papers will be selected by the Sustainability Award Committee according to the following criteria:
– Scientific merit and broad impact;
– Originality of the research objectives and/or the ideas presented;
– Creativity of the study design or uniqueness of the approaches and concepts;
– Clarity of presentation;
– Citations and downloads.

The Prize:
– One review award: CHF 500 plus an e-certificate;
– Three research article awards:
    a. First prize: CHF 800 plus an e-certificate.
    b. Second prize: CHF 500 plus an e-certificate.
    c. Third prize: CHF 300 plus an e-certificate.

The winners will be announced on the Sustainability website in February 2025.

Kind regards,
Sustainability Editorial Office

Sustainability Best Paper Award
Winner announcement: 28 February 2025

Eligibility and Requirements

– All papers published in Sustainability will be eligible (Both regular and Special Issue submissions).
Past Winners


22 pages, 1501 KiB  
A Global Assessment: Can Renewable Energy Replace Fossil Fuels by 2050?
by Jerry L. Holechek, Hatim M. E. Geli, Mohammed N. Sawalhah and Raul Valdez
Sustainability 2022, 14(8), 4792; - 16 Apr 2022
20 pages, 5310 KiB  
Investigating European Union Decarbonization Strategies: Evaluating the Pathway to Carbon Neutrality by 2050
by Ilaria Perissi and Aled Jones
Sustainability 2022, 14(8), 4728; - 14 Apr 2022
36 pages, 642 KiB  
Sustainable Leadership Practices and Competencies of SMEs for Sustainability and Resilience: A Community-Based Social Enterprise Study
by Suparak Suriyankietkaew, Krittawit Krittayaruangroj and Nacharee Iamsawan
Sustainability 2022, 14(10), 5762; - 10 May 2022
33 pages, 777 KiB  
The Contribution of Data-Driven Technologies in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
by Nadine Bachmann, Shailesh Tripathi, Manuel Brunner and Herbert Jodlbauer
Sustainability 2022, 14(5), 2497; - 22 Feb 2022

Award Committee

Dr. Marc Rosen Chairman
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Prof. Paolo S. Calabrò
Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
Prof. Chen-Tung Arthur Chen
National Sun Yat-sen University
Prof. Maria De Nobili
University of Udine


18 pages, 11618 KiB  
Assessing Health Damages from Improper Disposal of Solid Waste in Metropolitan Islamabad–Rawalpindi, Pakistan
by Tanzila Akmal and Faisal Jamil
Sustainability 2021, 13(5), 2717; - 3 Mar 2021
16 pages, 1950 KiB  
The Unsustainable Use of Sand: Reporting on a Global Problem
by Walter Leal Filho, Julian Hunt, Alexandros Lingos, Johannes Platje, Lara Werncke Vieira, Markus Will and Marius Dan Gavriletea
Sustainability 2021, 13(6), 3356; - 18 Mar 2021
25 pages, 2157 KiB  
15-Minute City: Decomposing the New Urban Planning Eutopia
by Georgia Pozoukidou and Zoi Chatziyiannaki
Sustainability 2021, 13(2), 928; - 18 Jan 2021
21 pages, 2381 KiB  
Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Its Mitigation Strategies: A Review
by Gurdeep Singh Malhi, Manpreet Kaur and Prashant Kaushik
Sustainability 2021, 13(3), 1318; - 27 Jan 2021
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