Readworthy open-access journals for environmental studies


August 23, 2023

Accomplishing the sustainable development goal is challenging and requires the joint effort of the whole community, especially when humans are approaching the climate tipping point [1]. To contribute to promoting sustainable development, the AISDL Team has aggregated reliable and open-access scientific journals about environmental issues here as sources of knowledge for any interested researchers.

  1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) (,
  2. Annual Review of Environment and Resources (
  3. Environment International (
  4. Earth’s Future (
  5. Communications Earth & Environment (
  6. Conservation Letters (
  7. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science (
  8. Climate of the Past (
  9. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation (
  10. Resources, Environment and Sustainability (
  11. Sustainability (
  12. Environmental Research Letters (
  13. Ecosystems and People (
  14. Ecology & Society (
  15. Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy (
  16. Conservation Science and Practice (
  17. Cleaner Environmental Systems (
  18. PARKS: The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation (
  19. Ecosphere (
  20. BMC Ecology and Evolution (
  21. City and Environment Interactions (
  22. Environmental Humanities (

Illustration: Ancient Pagoda Am Tiên, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh, Vietnam.

These sources of knowledge are valuable for the AISDL Team to pursue our 30-year goal: “Accomplishing the semiconducting principle by endorsing the 11th progressive cultural element – environmental-healing value – and building the eco-surplus culture” [2-4]. Hopefully, the aggregated list of journals will also aid the community in the knowledge-generation process that serves the goal of sustainable development.


[1] Lenton TM, et al. (2020). Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against. Nature, 575, 592-595.

[2] Nguyen MH. (2023). Kingfisher as a source of encouragement.

[3] Vuong QH. (2021). The semiconducting principle of monetary and environmental values exchange. Economics and Business Letters, 10(3), 284-290.

[4] Nguyen MH, Jones TE. (2022). Building eco-surplus culture among urban residents as a novel strategy to improve finance for conservation in protected areas. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9, 426.