Special Issue "Sustainability as a Multi-criteria Concept: New Developments and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019
Prof. Dr. Luis Diaz-Balteiro
Department of Forest and Environmental Engineering and Management, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain
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Interests: forest management; forest sustainability; multi-criteria decision-making techniques; industrial forest plantations; non-timber forest products; forest economics
Sustainability is an old concept born in the 18th century in the field of forestry within a mono-functionality perspective. This concept has considerably evolved in the last few years towards a multi-functionality context with applications in practically all areas of economic interest. On the other hand, modern sustainability is a complex problem for two types of reasons: a) The multiplicity of functions of very different nature involved in the process and b) The manner in which different segments of the society or stakeholders perceive the relative importance of these functions.
Therefore, a realistic approach to dealing with sustainability issue requires taking into consideration multiple criteria of different nature (economic, environmental, and social), in many cases within a participatory decision-making framework. This Special Issue aims to encourage works in both theoretical and applied fields dealing with different issues of sustainability with the help of a modern multiple-criteria decision-making theory and a single or several stakeholders involved in the decision-making process.
Prof. Dr. Luis Diaz-Balteiro
Prof. Dr. Jacinto González-Pachón
Prof. Dr. Carlos Romero
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- Multiple Criteria Decision Making
- Indicators and Synthetic Indices
- Sustainability Measurement.
- Rankings in terms of Sustainability
- Environmental and Natural Resources Economics
- Collective Decision Making