Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Maastricht University Journal of Sustainability Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that presents some of the best sustainability related academic papers, written by Maastricht University students and recent alumni as a part of their Bachelor, Master or independent research projects. This journal aims to present a variety of approaches and understandings of sustainability, in order to reflect the multi-faceted nature of the concept.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

  • A first selection of submitted papers is made by student reviewers
  • A second selection is made by UM professors of the editorial board
  • Authors of selected papers will receive feedback and revise their papers accordingly
  • A final selection is made by student reviewers
  • Authors are informed about the outcome
  • Publication in print and online
  • Authors will be invited to present their papers at a symposium after the publication

Typical time from submission of papers to publication: 6 months


Publication Frequency

The Maastricht Journal of Sustainability Studies will be published once per annum in September.


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...