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Sustainable Circular Economy in Industry 4.0

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2025 | Viewed by 100

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, 030045 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: smart city artificial intelligence of things; blockchain-based decentralized metaverse systems; digital twin simulation and modeling technologies; multisensory immersive extended reality algorithms
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The focus of this Special Issue is on circular economy and Industry 4.0 research that can improve sustainability practices, efficiency, and performance in organizations through resource and technological support optimization in the multisensory immersive extended reality-based digital economy. The scope is to integrate research clarifying how smart product manufacturing, artificial intelligence algorithms, and big data processing and blockchain technologies enable sustained circular supply chain operations and performance, management practices, and product digitalization. The purpose is to show how Artificial Intelligence of Things, cloud computing services, and digital twin simulation and modeling technologies assist sustainable product management decision-making in resource planning and logistics, optimizing economic and environmental performance. This Special Issue aims to supplement, or relate to, the existing literature by integrating research, demonstrating how renewable energy and low-carbon technologies can be deployed in the organizational management and decision support of circular and sustainable smart production and manufacturing processes. This Special Issue will cover original research and systematic review articles on the above topics.

Dr. George Lazaroiu
Prof. Dr. Dan-Cristian Dabija
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2400 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.


  • circular economy
  • Industry 4.0
  • sustainability practices
  • product and service digitalization
  • renewable energy and low-carbon technologies

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