JES is a journal under Economics and Financial Policy Institute (ECOFI), and School of Economics, Banking and Finance (SEFB), Universiti Utara Malaysia. The journal is published twice a year in the months of January and July. JES acknowledges the importance of sustainability in the economic development of nations. Its main objective is to provide a platform for the publication of articles related to issues of economics and sustainability. The papers in the journal include empirical and theoretical findings examining sustainable economic development of nations of developed and developing world. The journal also provides avenues for students, academicians, managers and practitioners in the areas of economics and sustainability to present their research findings.

The topics covered in JES include, but not limited to, economic development and policies, development and sustainability management, environmental and natural resources economics, public economics, labour economics, economics of happiness, food systems and populations. JES is published online as an open access journal that is available free to readers to ensure the best dissemination of findings to the academic and professional society. The open access nature of the journal will also enhance the citations of published articles in JES. JES is publication fully funded by Universiti Utara Malaysia.