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The United Nations have highlighted that we have under ten years to achieve the sustainable development goals, a shared call to action to improve prospects of all people and the planet. Journal of Responsible Production and Consumption provides a home for research that focuses on all aspects of responsible production and consumption highlighting how we can do more with less.


This journal is open access

Aims and scope

Since sustainable consumption and production aims at doing more and better with less, it is not just producers but us as consumers that need to make more responsible choices. This open access journal advances knowledge in respect of resources (human and physical), energy efficiency and sustainable infrastructure. Your research should contribute to and advance studies that contribute to a more ethical, responsible, and sustainable way of working.

Your research should be of value to practitioners and industry, as well as to the academic community. All article types and methodologies will be considered where content is relevant to current needs, offering specific guidance and problem-solving in key areas and contributing to the achievement of the UN SDGs. Further, we actively encourage an interdisciplinary approach particularly where this engenders greater collaboration between academia and for profit and non-profit enterprises.

The following are some suggested areas of focus with the aim of including work relating to the manufacturing and service sectors, profit, and not-for-profit organizations, including, but not limited to:

  • Production and Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Responsible Leadership in Supply Chain and Operations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chain and Operations
  • Inclusive and ethical business in supply chain and operations
  • Sustainable Food Systems and Supply
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Circular economy & Circular change
  • Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing
  • Service Operations
  • Environmentally sustainable consumerism
  • Digitalisation of Supply Chains & Procurement
  • Educational Pathways and Talent & Skills Development
  • Social Value and socially responsible procurement
  • Behavioural Operations and/or Procurement
  • Effective controls and management of cyber risks

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our responsible management goal