World (ISSN 2673-4060) is a multidisciplinary and open access journal devoted to past, present, and future links between economic, political, social, and environmental issues. World provides an advanced forum for engaging with local, regional, national, and international trends, challenges, conflicts, and opportunities relating to sustainability, adaptation, and the 4th Industrial Revolution. It publishes original research articles, reviews, and communications, as well as Special Issues.
World encourages researchers to engage with and publish theoretical and empirical research on complex topics relating to societal transitions in a balanced and unprejudiced manner. The journal has no restrictions regarding the length of papers.
We encourage scholars from the natural sciences, engineering sciences, social sciences, health sciences, and humanities to submit papers relating to sustainability, resilience, adaptation, conflict, and innovation in the following areas:
- Economic and business development;
- Urban development;
- Rural development;
- Agricultural economy;
- Sustainable tourism;
- Green development;
- International development;
- Social change;
- Social science;
- Climate change;
- Food and Energy security;
- Environmental policy;
- Water–energy–food nexus.
MDPI Publication Ethics Statement
World is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.
Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.
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Copyright / Open Access
Articles published in World will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:
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Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free in the News & Announcements section of the journal. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Contact e-mail address is .
For further MDPI contacts, see here.