Elsevier recently unveiled the highly anticipated 2022 Scopus CiteScoreTM. Regional Sustainability, an international English journal sponsored by Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has achieved a high score of 3.7 points. This CiteScoreTM represents a surge of 164% compared to its 2021 score of 1.4. Regional Sustainability now hold an impressive position, ranking the 61st among 261 journals in the Urban Studies category, 215th among 779 journals in the Geography, Planning and Development category, and 132nd among 235 journals in the Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment category.
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Regional Sustainability is an international, peer-reviewed and open access journal dedicated to publishing high-quality articles in a wide range of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary subjects pertaining to sustainability. The journal plays a crucial role in advancing our understanding of the various dimensions of sustainability, including environmental protection, economic development, and social development. It publishes theoretical and experimental research papers on resource development and utilization, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem function and services, climate change, urbanization and informatization, population migration, social transformation, agriculture and food security, green economy, new energy development, and other topics related to sustainability. Launched in October 2020, Regional Sustainability has been indexed by the Scopus, DOAJ, GEOBASE, EBSCO, CABI, CNKI, etc.
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