Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal has a wide scope in terms of the subject areas it covers, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Business: Prospects and challenges of social business, social business and innovation, social business and law, social business and social media, social entrepreneurship, social government, social innovation, social marketing.

  • Environment: Biodiversity, ecological economics, ecology, ecosystems, emission, energy, environmental ecology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental justice, environmental management and policy, environmental planning & policy, environmental science, forest and agricultural ecosystems, global change, social inequality

  • Sustainability: Agricultural sustainability, air pollution, climate change, forest production, forest restoration, global environment, resilience, sustainability, sustainability assessment, sustainability science, sustainable enterprise, sustainable forest management.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

  • Each submission will be reviewed by 2 anonymous reviewers. Reviewers are expert in the relevant field and have track record of publications. Referees can give the decision as "accept", "reject" or "revision". When there will be an extreme disagreement between 2 reviewers, editor may refer the paper to a third reviewer.

  • Reviewers usually get 28 days to prepare and send their report. A reviewer can get a 2 weeks grace time if such request is received in writing.

  • An editorial decision is made purely based on the review reports.

For more information please see the Editorial Policy


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Editorial Board

Dr Amzad Hossain
University College of North

Associate Editor

Dr Sam Ro
Centre for Entrepreneurship
University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute
Jiao Tong University, China


Editorial Advisory Board Members

Professor Asadullah Shah
International Islamic University of Malaysia

Professor Rajnandan Patnaik
Institute of Management Technology
Nagpur, India

Dr William W. Kirkley
Massey University
New Zealand

Dr Angus Young
University of Western Sydney


Editorial Board Members

Professor Moha Abdullah
International Islamic University of Malaysia

Associate Professor Michael K Danquah
Curtin University

S. Fiona Chan
Massey University
New Zealand

Dr Mingsheng Li
Massey University
New Zealand

Dr Fiona Edgar
University of Otago
New Zealand

Dr Yuan Yuan Hu
Massey University
New Zealand

Dr Ishak Bin Ab Ghani
University Teknologi MARA (UiTM)