About the journal

Environmental issues are currently a topic of interest throughout the world. Regarding further development of the world's socio-economic systems, we must not forget that development is accompanied by the additional negative impact that may endanger the lives of future generations. In response to this danger, the Sustainable Development Goals developed by the UN are a kind of call to action to improve the well-being of and to protect our planet.

Sustainable Development and Engineering Economics (SDEE) is an international scientific journal that was founded by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in 2021. It was conceived as a platform for international knowledge exchange about the interrelations between sustainability, engineering economy, engineering infrastructure, management of innovations, management of enterprises, and regional development. We expect that papers published in SDEE will fill in the research gaps that occur at the intersections of these topics. Therefore, the results of the papers published in this journal will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals drafted by the United Nations (UN). The biggest contributions are expected to be made to the following goals: «Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all»; «Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth»; «Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure»; «Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities»; and «Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns».

Sustainable Development and Engineering Economics Journal was registered as a media source on November 15, 2022. Certificate number No. FS77-84202

SDEE presents contributions in the four main sections of the journal:

  • Economics of engineering and innovation decisions as a part of sustainable development

    This section presents papers dedicated to examining the effects of new technology implementation at local and regional levels. In papers that address this topic, we expect researchers to discuss the economic and financial aspects of new technological developments both for companies and for the regions where they operate. Another area of interest to consider is how new technologies are likely to modify the relationship between the state and citizens. In this sense, the development of digital identities will be a new challenge for the state. In addition, new services within the areas of e-learning and e-government have become key to regional planning and operation. Scholars may also present papers that discuss how new engineering solutions can reshape both business operations and public services, and how these solutions can result in either detrimental or beneficial effects for the complex development of regional territories. Such engineering solutions may derive from any field of engineering, including information-technology engineering. Papers devoted to the development of frameworks and models that support decision-making processes in this field are also welcomed. Authors might choose to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemics has affected the technological developments and decisions made by companies and government. This topic addresses many of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. For example, Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth; Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure; Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities.

  • Enterprises and sustainable development of regions

    The focus of this topic is the general impact of enterprises on the sustainable development of different regions around the globe. Therefore, we shift focus from precise technologies to enterprises and industries. Potential areas for discussion could be circular economies and closed resource-cycles. We invite scholars to submit papers that present systematic results on sustainable business models and research on sustainable industry development. This research might also contain assessments of the direct and indirect effects of certain companies, in particular, and industrial development, in general. Direct effects can be measured through the evaluation of the concrete damage or benefits that are generated by these companies. We would also welcome papers that assess the different types of spillovers that can be generated by enterprises, economic clusters, industries and global value chains. These spillovers may occur in a variety of areas—for example, environmental, social and governance (ESG) within corporations, knowledge or technology. In addition, we expect authors to discuss the impact of regional policies and special economic regimes on enterprise development. Industry-specific research is also welcome—for example, issues related to energy economics, energy strategy or energy policy. Research published on this topic would contribute to making progress in achieving aspects of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, such as, ‘Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’ (from Goal 7); ‘Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all (from Goal 8); ‘Make cities and human settlements open, safe, sustainable and sustainable’ (from Goal 11); ‘Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns (from Goal 12).

  • Sustainable development of regional infrastructure

    We believe that the UN’s collection of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be an indispensable instrument for building a better world. The various concepts that lie behind this ambitious agenda—the need for a defined vision, the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships, the emphasis on accountability and measurement, and the acknowledgment that environmental, social, and economic goals are interconnected—together, will provide the engine for progress. This topic is dedicated to research that discusses the role of different types of infrastructure—physical, innovation, digital, smart, financial, transportation, and entrepreneurial—in the sustainable development of regions and enterprises. We expect authors to identify and assess the effects of infrastructure development on different aspects of economic, innovative, social, and environmental regional development. Accordingly, we are open to submissions on such topics as waste management, smart logistics systems, and smart cities, among others. Research in the area of digital/smart/intelligent cities must address the issues of both information management and information security that arise out of these developments. Work published on this topic mainly contributes to the UN SDG 9, which aims to ‘build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation’, as well as to other goals relating to the sustainable use of sea, land, energy, and other resources.

  • Management of knowledge and innovation for sustainable development

    Innovation helps companies to avoid stagnation and fosters economic growth. Innovation management is the structuring of a specific innovation process, with a beginning (input), middle (processing), and end (output and generation of results). Innovation management consists of establishing the means and methods to generate value and of putting ideas into practice. It is important for avoiding systemic stagnation in organisations and can help to place a focus on corporate sustainability. Sustainability, according to the United Nations, has three pillars: economic, social and environmental. Usually, the focus of innovation is centered on the economic aspect of sustainability, but it can also be expanded to encompass the other two aspects. The strategic vision of a company must include innovative actions that are aligned with business objectives to promote a synergy between available resources—human, material, technological and financial. This will usually lead to an organisation's productive, operational, and managerial processes being updated, rationalised or, sometimes, disrupted. This can improve outcomes for an organisation by making the services or products provided to customers more attractive and effective. Research in the area of this topic can contribute to innovation management at the individual, enterprise, and regional levels. The focus of such research could be not only on the economic aspects of innovation management but also on its social and environmental aspects. We would also welcome papers that discuss closed and open innovation models and their contribution to the achievement of sustainable development.

Publication languages:

  • English;
  • Russian, with the subsequent sending of material for translation by the journal editors office.

The target audience is Russian- and English-speaking readers. Readers from different countries could:

  • find an article by its English elements;
  • read the text of the article in their native language, using machine translation.

Peer review is double-blind, performed by third-party reviewers and members of the editorial board from a group of specialists in the field of peer-reviewing materials. The editorial board may reject articles submitted with extreme violations of the rules of the journal, or articles that do not correspond to the topics of the journal, or articles that do not correspond to the capabilities of the journal for its peer review.

The editors office does not charge the authors for reviewing and publishing the author's manuscripts. The editorial board of the journal fully covers all expenses related to the process of preparation, layout, and placement of articles on the journal's website.

The main purpose of the journal’s editorial board is to increase the accessibility of research written by Russian-speaking authors to an international audience. Thus, articles submitted in Russian are subsequently translated into English by professional translators at the expense of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. In addition, all articles are sent for final editing by native speakers, which allows you to maintain a high level of published materials. Thus, the journal provides an opportunity for Russian-speaking researchers to share the results of their work with the international community.

All articles have gold open access status. Articles are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

The authors must submit a licensing agreement signed by all authors. The authors are required to enter into lisence agreement on the transfer of the rights to use the Work of Intellectual Property to the Publisher. This may be submitted after the article has been accepted for publication.

Digital Preservation of articles is provided by:

  • the journal’s website,
  • the Electronic Library of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russian Federation.

The journal began publishing in the summer of 2021. The journal releases 4 issues per year.

Founder and Publisher: Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Editor in chief: Doctor of Economics, professor, Irina Rudskaya
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.
e-mail: rudskaya_ia@spbstu.ru