Information for Authors and Reviewers

You are interested to contribute to Sustainability & Circularity NOW as an author or reviewer? You need guidelines and tools for the preparation of your manuscripts? All required information is summarized below. Manuscript submissions to Sustainability & Circularity NOW will be processed exclusively online.
Please visit and follow the instructions to create an account and submit manuscripts. There are no submission charges.
Information on Article Processing Charges (APC) can be found in the Instructions for Authors below or online. The payment process is integrated in the manuscript submission system and starts once your manuscript is accepted for publication. Please contact the editorial office by e-mail with any questions.

Article Types

You can publish the following article types in Sustainability & Circularity NOW:

  • Original Article
  • Rapid Communication
  • Reviews and Short Review
  • Practical Review
  • Industrial Case Study
  • Policy Report

Details about those article types are given at the bottom of the journal information page and in the instructions for authors below.

Instructions for Authors

In the Instructions for author you will find what you need to know for the preparation and submission of manuscripts and primary data. Please read this document before submition.

Instructions for Authors

Special attention should be paid to the Thieme Journal Policies.

Manuscript Templates

The manuscript templates for Sustainability & Circularity NOW are provided to give the authors a guide on how to structure their manuscripts and their use is strongly recommended.

Download the appropriate files from the following list: 

Original Articles

Rapid Communications 

Reviews/Short Reviews/Practical Reviews 

Industrial Case Studies

Policy Reports

Author Agreement Form

Articles in Sustainability & Circularity NOW are published under a CC-BY license. Read more here: Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International — CC BY 4.0.

The License to Publish author agreement form can be downloaded here.

Thieme's archival strategy

Thieme ensures the long-term preservation and future availability of its digital journal content by cooperating with the digital archive providers CLOCKSS and Portico. The journals are digitally preserved, and the papers remain available and accessible via CLOCKSS and Portico, even if the content is no longer offered by Thieme. All published papers remain part of the scholarly record through this archival strategy.

Reviewer Guidelines

Sustainability & Circularity NOW manuscripts are processed through a rigorous single-anonymized peer-review process. Please refer to the guidelines provided on the SynOpen ScholarOne Manuscripts site before you start peer-reviewing articles. 

Sustainability & Circularity NOW generally uses Select Crowd Review for reviewing manuscripts. For crowd reviewing, we are constantly looking for new highly motivated crowd members. Please contact if you want to learn more about Select Crowd Review or send your CV if you are interested in joining.

Sustainability & Circularity NOW – FAQ

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