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Special Issue "Contemporary Trends in Sustainable Development: A Double-ECO (edged) Sword"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Darko B. Vukovic

Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijic” of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
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Interests: sustainable development; eco-tourism; regional economy; economical geography
Guest Editor
Dr. Riad Shams

Ural Federal University, Russia
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Interests: sustained competitive advantage; sustainable development; industry–academia collaboration
Guest Editor
Dr. Aleksandra Vujko

Novi Sad Business School
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Interests: tourism management; destination management; ecology, hospitality; rural tourism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The appearance of global environmental problems as a topic in the 1990s had a major impact on the question of sustainable development in the approach to environmental risk and the issue of the trade-off between economic growth and the environment. Regardless, numerous studies have shown that there is no direct trade-off between economic growth and the environment; yet, this issue is topical and related to the question: what is the best way to preserve the environment alongside the economic growth and urbanization of cities and regions? However, today governments, companies, and individuals are becoming more aware that the use of technology and the increase in economic capacity should not negatively affect the environment. This issue attracts attention from diverse fields including ecology, policy making, economics, the use and transfer of technologies, corporate responsibility, tourism, the green economy, and other fields related to this problem.

This Special Issue aims to welcome all comprehensive reviews, case studies, or research articles that formulate innovative theoretical and methodological approaches related to this field. The aim of the research papers in this volume is to promote sustainable development from an ecological economics perspective—a double-edged sword.

Dr. Darko B. Vukovic
Dr. Riad Shams
Dr. Aleksandra Vujko
Guest Editors

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 1700 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.


  • Sustainable development
  • Global eco trends
  • Public financial support
  • Ecology and urbanization
  • Environmental protection
  • “Eco“-regional issues
  • Sustainable green economy
  • Technological impact
  • Eco-political problems
  • Future sustainability challenges
  • Social responsibility
  • Public-environmental problems
  • Urban sustainability
  • Sustainable tourism

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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