Special Issue "Systems Approaches to Complex and Sustainable Food Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2019).
Interests: sustainability science, complexity, systems dynamics, food conflict, climate change, resilience, water-energy-food nexus
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Providing adequate and affordable food for everyone, everywhere, is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. However, with increasing complexity within the global food system including complex supply chains, financing, and governance alongside environmental pollution, water scarcity, and climate change, how do we best understand food systems? Are there different approaches that offer new techniques to better manage and monitor these globally complex systems? This Special Issue will bring together papers that address new methods and approaches to understanding the global food system and its impacts. This will include better scientific methods for analysing risk, metrics to capture progress, and governance proposals to manage change. Papers that explore and outline new opportunities and threats that emerge through the transition towards a more globally sustainable food system are also welcome.
Prof. Aled Jones
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- food systems
- environmental sustainability
- systems science
- governance and sustainability
- sustainability metrics