DRC Sustainable Future

Journal of Environment, Agriculture, and Energy

DRC Sustainable Future: Journal of Environment, Agriculture, and Energy

 Editor-in-Chief: Daniel A. Lowy

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Publisher: Genesis Sustainable Future Ltd. a private company limited by shares, organized and operated under Hungarian laws, with its head office located at 33 Rákóczi st. H-3950 Sárospatak, Hungary and the company registration number is: 05-09-033278.

We are member of Crossref. Journal’s DOI prefix: 10.37281/DRCSF

Since 2020, we are indexed in Scilit the “scientific” and “literature” database powered by MDPI extracting data on daily bases from Crossref and PubMed. 

Why Publish with us? 

Benefits for Authors

Benefits for Authors

  • Quality publication secured by double peer-review. 
  • Rapid publication process within 2 weeks of acceptance.
  • Authors may suggest reviewers (please see criteria for reviewer selection here).
  • High visibility: Our articles are advertised on social and scholar networks; usually the month after publication, the article receives its first issue.
  • No APC: We publish each article for free of charge between 2020-2021.
Benefits for Research

Benefits for Research

  • We support research assessment based on the content, and not the venue of publication.
  • Networking: currently we are working on an online forum which will be available at the Journal’s webpage where researchers can share knowledge and look for collaborative partners with simplicity never before seen.
  • Open access: all papers published in DRC Sustainable Future are/ and will be freely accesable.
Benefits for Community

Benefits for Community

  • Reduce scholar rubbish and bias in our understanding of research.
  • We support master and Ph.D students to publish their first research findings, we do not require well experienced researchers only to publish. However, at least one senior scientist co-author is suggested per article. 
  • High quality: we publish only high quality research providing viable and citable matierial for the scientific community.

Volume 1 (2020): Issue 1


The cover picture shows one of the most busy four-lanes roads in Guayaquil- Ecuador under quarantine.

Given this context, the focus of our first issue has changed, offering a feature article on the effects on air pollution (TSP) prior and after traffic restrictions and curfew against COVID-19 spread, in Ecuador’s three most populated cities. Environmental monitoring was performed next to high traffic roads in Quito, Guayaquil, and Cuenca. After the implementation of traffic restrictions, the most striking drop in suspended particulate contained by air was measured in Cuenca, where 96.47% decrease in PM2.5 was assessed, relative to the emission observed prior to road traffic ban.

Issue DOI: 10.37281/DRCSF/1.1

About the journal

DRC Sustainable Future is a peer-reviewed publication focused on sustainability, built and natural environment, agriculture and technology, and their large implications on corporations and society both in the present and in the future.

The scope of the journal is broad, and encourages interdisciplinary research. Editors are welcoming experimental research of various methodological approaches. 

Subject areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Water, soil, and air pollution
  • Environmental engineering
  • Precision agriculture
  • Environment in relation to sustainable agricultural production, and land use 
  • Soil- and Cultivated Plant interactions
  • Medical plants
  • Plant biology (mainly crops)
  • Mathematics of Sustainability
  • Climate, environment, and weather
  • Food quality
  • Energy harvesting and storage
  • Energy consumption and usage
  • Green energy
  • Population explosion and urbanization
  • Sustainable products, services, and operations 
  • Sustainable Production/Consumption 
  • Measuring, forecasting, and monitoring sustainability related issues 
  • Sustainable Education
  • Research related to N-glycans detection in plant liquids with separation enjoy priority in our Journal since 2020

For accepted manuscripts we offer rapid publication online within 2 weeks, prior to including the article in an issue, within 4-6 weeks from submission.

Editorial Welcome

Dear Readers, Members of the Scientific Community, Present and Future Authors! 


On behalf of the Editorial Board, I welcome you on the web page of our new journal! We do appreciate your interest and are looking forward to your scientific contributions to DRC Sustainable Future!

Well-being of current and future generations within the limits of the natural world is a primary goal of sustainability research. Decades of academic work have been directed toward understanding this crucial issue, but only recently, research has gained cross-disciplinary significance. There is an increasing demand for integrated knowledge about the Earth, social and technological systems and their interfaces, particularly coming from outside Academia. This trend is indicated by the global Sustainable Development Goals Agenda promoted by the United Nations, with 17 goals adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, along with a 15-year plan to achieve all agreed goals by 2030. 1
In this general context, DRC Sustainable Future is an online international journal publishing the most relevant peer-reviewed research in the fields of sustainability, built and natural environment, agriculture and technology, and their multiple implications on corporations and society. 


The most relevant question asked about a new science journal is: “why to publish in DRC Sustainable Future, rather than in other journals?” There are several reasons:


  1. Submitted manuscript are peer-reviewed by our international board members and/or invited reviewers.
  2. We encourage interdisciplinary research, embracing experimental results obtained by various methodological approaches. DRC Sustainable Future aims to become a leading journal of sustainable development.
  3. We promote novel experimental approaches useful to developing countries and encourage ambitious R&D efforts, in line with the long-term mission of the journal’s publisher, Dama Research Center limited to focus on developing countries. While we encourage scientists from developing countries to submit studies, we welcome quality manuscripts from countries all over the world.
  4. The journal’s endeavor is to become referenced by Scopus and ISI Web of Knowledge within two years. For this, we will ensure to our publications a high number of reads and downloads by advertising published work in the social media and on scientific platforms. Our journal is already being promoted on LinkedIn and Facebook.
  5. We are proud to announce that our Editorial Board, consisting of internationally recognized experts in the field, will set high standards foracceptance of manuscripts, which will guarantee the scientific quality of published papers.
  6. Our editorial mission is to accept manuscripts exclusively based on the quality of reported work, on their overall scientific merit, without being influenced by personal opinions of reviewers, who may deem the work “trendy,” “cool,” or “stylish.”
  7. To render published papers more competitive, we offer careful proofreading, including English language and style improvements.
  8. To meet these ambitious objectives, the journal is committed to publish in an expedited manner. For accepted manuscripts we offer rapid online publication within 2 weeks, and then include the article in an upcoming issue, within 4-6 weeks from submission.
  9. Our journal intends to serve the scientific community, rather than to take advantage of it. Therefore, we waive the publication fees and even the online posting charges.

[1]<https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/development-agenda/> (Accessed: January9, 2020.)

Dr. Daniel A. Lowy


Editorial Board

Daniel A. Lowy

Daniel A. Lowy


Research Director at VALOR HUNGARIAE Ltd., Budapest, Hungary, University professor. Research interests: Electrochemistry and electroanalytical chemistry, microbial fuel cells, sea water batteries, and nanotechnologies. Achievements: >80 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, 16 referenced conference publications, 2 science books on nano-electrochemistry, 9 chapters in edited electrochemistry textbooks, 7 awarded patents (five Romanian and two U.S. patents). 

Scopus author ID: 7006796884 , Publons ResearcherID: C-3265-2016, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2210-6757

We will upload Bios and CVs of each Editorial Board Member shortly

Editorial board members


Adrian Patrut, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania 

Agachi Paul Şerban, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana

Anita Jakab, National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, Hungary

Ankit Singla, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, India

Bence Mátyás, Dama Research Center limited, Hong Kong

Benito Mendoza, Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, Ecuador

Ferenc Mónus, University of Nyíregyháza, Hungary 

Imre Vágó, University of Debrecen, Hungary 

István Fekete, University of Nyíregyháza, Hungary 

Jesus R. Melendez, Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador

László Kövér, University of Debrecen, Hungary 

Máté Mátyás, Scentimeter Ltd., Hungary

Michael Bodo, Tulane University, New Orleans, United States

Sriraam R. Chandrasekaran, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States

Tamás Miglécz, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Yuhua Kong, Henan Agriculture University, China

Zsolt Kotroczó, Szent István University, Hungary

Zsolt Sándor, University of Debrecen, Hungary


Guide for authors 

Length, format and type   

Manuscripts should be no longer than 7,500 words for full length articles (not including tables, figures, or references). Only manuscripts with multiple studies can go beyond this length. If your manuscript has multiple studies, please include the text “This manuscript involves multiple studies.”  

The journal welcomes original research articles. Submission of review articles need preliminary editorial approval.  

Template is available here Microsoft (.doc) 



For initial submission please send your manuscript to submission@damaresearch.com 

Figures: min. 300 DPI as separate PNG or JPG file attachments

Data: to link big data tables, or datasets to the article please send us as separate XLS file attachments.  


Peer review 

This journal operates with a double blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the Editor for suitability. Papers deemed suitable are sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor’s decision is final. 

When submitting their manuscript, authors may suggest suitable reviewers, who are experts in the field of their work and do not have any conflict of interest, i.e., no professional or personal connections to the authors that may bias the evaluation of the manuscript.

Protecting author rights

Copyright aims to protect the specific methodology and obtained results. Dama Research Center limited is committed to its authors to protect and defend their work and their reputation and takes allegations of infringement, plagiarism, ethic disputes and fraud very seriously.

If an author becomes aware of a possible plagiarism, fraud or infringement we recommend contacting their Dama Research Center limited publishing contact, who can then liaise with our in-house legal department.  Note that certain open access user licenses may permit quite broad re-use that might otherwise be counted as copyright infringement.

Article transfer service

This journal is part of our Article Transfer Service. This means that if the Editor feels that your article is more suitable for one of our other partner journals, then you may be asked to consider transferring the article. If you agree, your article will be transferred automatically on your behalf with no need to reformat. Please note that your article will be reviewed again by the new journal.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The journal does not charge any publication or handling fee in 2020-2021. 

Open Access – Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

This is an open access journal: all articles will be immediately and permanently available to everyone for free download.

CC BY: Enables others distribute and copy the article, create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derived works of or from an article (such as a translation), to include in collective works (such as an anthology), text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not claim that the author would endorse their article adaptation,  and do not modify the article such that it would damage the author’s honor or reputation. 


Please write your text in correct American or British English, but not a mixture of these. Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors, to conform with the correct scientific language may wish to use English language editing services. 

Inclusive language

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Articles should make no assumptions about beliefs or commitments of any reader, should contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of race, sex, culture or any other criteria, and should use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that their writing is free from bias, for instance by using ‘he or she’, ‘his/her’ instead of ‘he’ or ‘his’, and by making use of job titles that are free of stereotyping (e.g., ‘chairperson’ instead of ‘chairman’ and ‘flight attendant’ instead of ‘stewardess’).


Publishing ethics 

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities, where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere without the written consent of the copyright-holder, either in the same form in English or in any other language , including electronic publication. 

Declaration of interest  

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential competing interests include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors must disclose any interests in two places: 1. A summary declaration of interest statement in the title page file (if double-blind) or the manuscript file (if single-blind). If there are no interests to declare then please state this: ‘Declarations of interest: none’. This summary statement will be ultimately published if the article is accepted. 2. Detailed disclosures as part of a separate Declaration of Interest form, which is  part of the journal’s official records. It is important for potential interests to be declared in both places and that the information matches. 


Please note that preprints can be shared anywhere at any time, in line with common sharing policy. Sharing your preprints e.g., on a preprint server will not count as prior publication. We do not accept preprints (not-yet peer-reviewed material) that will may pass peer-review on the same publishing platform (eg., F1000Research).    

Changes to authorship  

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in the authors’ list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal, or proposed rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this needs confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.

Plagiarism Policy 

Building Academic integrity represents a committment of DRC Sustainable Future. Therefore, plagiarism is not acceptable in any manuscript submitted to our journal. Plagiarism refers to copying word for word part of a sentence from a paper, book, magazine, or online posted materials. Plagiarized contents, as listed below, will not be considered for publication. Should plagiarism be identified in a submission, the Editors will comply with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines.
Plagiarism comprises the followings:

1. Copying word for word text from other sources without attribution
2. Reproducing ideas, images, or data from other sources without attribution
3. Self plagiarism: Reusing text from the Authors; own previous publications without attribution or agreement of the editor (please read the COPE guidelines on text recycling) Exception: Reusing text from the Matreials and Methods section in the author’s previous
publications, indicating the source.
4. Using an idea from any other source with modified language without attribution.

To screen submitted manuscripts for originality and possible similarities to published materials, DRC Sustainable Future utilizes Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate. Editors will initiate an investigation, whenever the software checking reveals similarities with other either referenced or not referenced sources. Identifying plagiarism over the the peer review process, may result in the rejection of the manuscript. Should plagiarism be detected after publication, the Editors may issue a correction note or even retract the paper. Our Editorial Board reserves the right to inform the authors, institutions about the plagiarism found in any phase of the publication process.

Submit your paper

When submitting your manuscript, you should state that you agree and understand the Journal’s ethics of publishing and the authors’ guideline.  

  1. Prepare your manuscript according to authors’ guideline
  2. Download template for Microsoft (.doc) 
  3. Send an email to submission@damaresearch.com  with the attached main text, attached figures (300 DPI in.png) and tables (XLS) all as separate files. The email should have as its Subject: “Submission to DRC Sustainable Future”. 

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