DKU CRS Working papers series

ISSN 2790-217X

The inaugural papers hosted by the DKU Center of Natural Resources and Sustainability seeks submissions of original research works in line with the CRS’s thematic areas. Accepted papers will be open-access publications dedicated to the dissemination of research to the interested academic and scientific community and broader audience. Each paper will be assigned separate DOI followed by a discrete appearance date and tailored announcement and dissemination. 
It is published by Kazakh-German-University in Almaty, Kazakhstan

There are no Article Processing Charges (APC) and publication fees.


Working papers series  are  indexed in , CrossRef, Google Scholar, ResearchGate,, the Russian Science Index System (RSCI) 

The reviewing process is supervised by an international editorial board with expertise in the region.

Aim and scope

Authors are invited to submit research works examining climate, energy, water resources, land and agriculture, sustainable logistics and other areas relevant to the thematic scope of the series.

Working papers series seek research evidence about new scientific inventions and novel ways of applications of scientific discoveries in the above-mentioned areas, as well as an important account of functioning,  contextualization and customization of both novel and existing application of science as pertinent to countries in Central Asia. 

Thematic clusters

The following subtopics are covered under each thematic cluster:


  • Impact of climate on land cover and land use changes
  • Impact of climate on human health
  • Impact of climate on food production
  • Impact of climate on economy
  • Impact of climate on society
  • Impact of climate on human lifestyle
  • Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Climate policies and strategies
  • Urban vulnerability to adverse climate change
  • Urban adaptation to global climate change



Land / Agriculture

Sustainable Mobility

  • Development and realization of national policies and international treaties for sustainable development
  • Implementation and monitoring of policies for sustainable development
  • Changing consumption and production patterns
  • Effects of global climate change on development and sustainability
  • Climate policies and strategies