International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics

Aims and Objectives
Design and Nature

The International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics acts as a channel of communication for researchers from around the world working on a variety of studies involving nature and its significance to modern scientific thought and design. These studies have demonstrated the rich diversity of the natural world. Ecodynamics in particular aims to relate ecosystems to evolutionary thermodynamics in order to arrive at satisfactory solutions for sustainable development. The International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics also opens new avenues for understanding the relationship between arts and sciences.

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This journal aims to provide a channel of communication between all those working in this exciting new discipline whether they are in academia, research institutes or industry.


Papers on the following topics, in accordance with the aims and objectives of the journal are welcome:

  • Assessment and management of Biodiversity
  • Epistemology
  • Energy conservation and generation
  • Solutions from nature
  • Sustainability studies
  • Social and political sciences
  • Architecture and the built environment
  • Economics
  • Arts and aesthetics
  • Philosophy and related sciences 
  • Constructal theory
  • Design in nature
  • Nature and architectural design
  • Thermodynamics in nature
  • Evolutionary thermodynamics
  • Eco-informatics
  • Natural materials in engineering
  • Mechanics in nature
  • Dynamic modelling and ecosystems
  • Indicators
  • Biosciences
  • Natural resources management
  • Environmental assessment and risk

For information on how to submit your papers for publication in the International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics please view the submit a paper page.

Author Benefits

The benefits of publishing in the International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics include:

  • Worldwide visibility and dissemination of your paper. All of our journals are available in both print and digital format and our global distribution network ensures promotion to the widest possible audience
  • Rapid publication times
  • A commitment to permanent digital archiving
  • Page charges of only €90/page to support Open Access
  • All abstracts available free online
  • High production values associated with a leading specialist publisher
  • An efficient and constructive peer review process
  • Author discount of 30% on WIT Press books and special offers on other WIT Press services
Format and Frequency

The International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics is published quarterly. Each issue is available both online (ISSN: 1755-7445) and in paper format (ISSN: 1755-7437).


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Indexing and Archiving of Papers

Papers published in WIT Press journals are referenced by Crossref and appear in notable reviews, publications and databases, including Elsevier's referencing and abstract services - Scopus and Compendex, and Cambridge Scientific Abstracts. The papers continue to be added to new databases regularly.

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Editorial Board
The late Professor Ilya Prigogine, Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry

EDITORS (with special responsibility for Design & Nature)
S.C. Burgess - University of Bristol, UK
J.A. Bryant - University of Exeter, UK
M. Atherton - Brunel University, UK
A. Bejan - Duke University, USA

D. Pasini -  McGill University, Canada

EDITORS (with special responsibility for Ecodynamics)
S.E. Jorgensen - University of Pharmaceutical Science, Denmark
T. Chon - Pusan National University, Korea
B. Patten - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
R. Ulanowicz - University of Maryland, USA

C.A. Brebbia - Wessex Institute of Technology, UK

International Editorial Board
I. Antoniou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
M. Baez, Carleton University, Canada
G.S. Barozzi, Universita Degli Sudi Di Modena E Reggio Emilia, Italy
F. Batzias, University of Pireaus, Greece
D. Bogunovich, UNITEC Institute of Technology, New Zealand
E.A. Brabec, University of Michigan, USA
L. Brizhik, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
A. Carpi, University of Pisa, Italy
M.W. Collins, Brunel University, UK
J. Connor, MIT, USA
J-L Deneubourg, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
A. Ebel, University of Koln, Germany
A. Farina, University of Urbino, Italy
B.D. Fath, Towson University, USA
D. Ghista, Parkway Academy, Singapore
F. Gomez, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
S. Gorb, MPI of Metals Research, Germany
W. Grassi, University of Pisa, Italy
M. Hartnett, University of Ireland, Ireland
H. Hendrickx, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
C. Jenkins, Montana State University, USA
H. Kawashima, Tokyo University, Japan
B.A. Kazimee, Washington State University, USA
T. Kitahara, Chiba University, Japan
R. Lefever, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
D. Lewis, Mississippi State University, USA
G. Lorenzini, University of Bologna, Italy
V. Lysenko, Belarussian Nat Technical University, Belarus
R. Magin, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
N. Marchettini, University of Siena, Italy
J.C. Marques, University of Coimbra, Portugal
F.A. Martins, University of Algarve, Portugal
M.A. Martins-Loucao, University of Lisboa, Portugal
A. McIntosh, University of Leeds, UK
J. Mikielewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
F Müller, Germany
M. Platzer, USA
G. Pollack, University of Washington, USA
R.M. Pulselli, University of Siena, Italy
A. Rey, McGill University, Canada
G. Rzevski, The Open University, UK
T. Speck, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
L. Serra, University of Zaragoza, Spain
F. Stevenson, Oxford Brookes University, UK
W. Timmermans, Alterra, The Netherlands
V. Voeikov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
S. Xu, Fudan University, China
K. Yoshizato, Hiroshima University, Japan