February 2014 - Special Issue on Cities and Waste
Urbanisation is increasing - by 2050 an estimated two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. At the same time, constructions and infrastructure in cities is where our societies stock most of the engineered materials we produce: our inevitable resources of the future. On July 2010, ISWA created a Task Force dedicated to address the complex interrelationships between globalization and waste management, as a key-issue for the waste management society worldwide.
We kindly invite you to submit your manuscript to be considered as a candidate for the Special Issue of Waste Management & Research (via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wmr). Indicatively, but not exclusively, in this Special Issue we invite papers on:
· Reviewing current global status quo (e.g. see WM&R vol. 30 no. 3 pp. 237-254)
· Comparing the waste / resource management systems and performance of different cities
· Exploring the relationship between mega-cities and waste
· Case studies of mega-cites, especially Asian, African and Latin American
· Case studies of other cities: large and small, North and South
· Advances in waste local governance and service recipient empowerment
· High-level, systems and theoretical analyses on the topic
· Major advances in the logistics and use of telecommunication technology to manage cities waste (e.g. smartphone applications, underground collection, etc.)
· Urban mining
This special issue will be edited by:
· Prof. David C Wilson, Imperial College London, UK
· Dr. Costas Velis, University of Leeds, UK
For examples of Special Issues, please refer to the Index at: http://wmr.sagepub.com/site/special_issues/special_issues_index.xhtml
The Manuscripts included in the Special Issue will be available online prior to full publication via OnlineFirst and it could be potentially downloaded for free, if the authors opt for and contribute financially towards Open Access. The print version of the special issue will be distributed widely to selected ISWA events around the world. In addition, the special issue will be promoted through the SAGE Twitter feed (you can follow us @SAGEEngineering), as well as included in the index of special issues on the Waste Management & Research home page. Authors will be able to distribute this special issue to their colleagues and associates. The special issue will also be promoted through wider appropriate ISWA channels.
Please note that according to the production schedule for the special issue you are asked to submit your full manuscript via the Waste Management & Research online submission system (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wmr), preferably before 30th April and by absolute latest 31st May 2013. All submitted manuscripts will undergo the ordinary peer-review procedure of WM&R. In all cases, quick response times will be guaranteed/needed to secure publication on time. Manuscripts with favorable review results will be considered for publication in the SI. Please note that there will be no pre-selection stage, which means that only the very papers will be published on the SI: if more excellent quality papers are submitted, these will be directed to usual issues of WM&R.
We believe that it would be very useful if the authors thoroughly reviewed the papers that have already been published in Waste Management & Research. Such an effort would not only improve the quality of your manuscript, but also promote the awareness of the available information resources that exist in the structure of Waste Management & Research. Please use the online databases for the literature review. To facilitate your literature research we provide you with a free 30 day trial for SAGE journals https://online.sagepub.com/cgi/register?registration=ISWA2012
In order to submit your manuscript, please follow the instructions below:
1. To assist the editors in planning the Special Issue, authors are requested if possible to inform us (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of your intention to submit, providing details of the working title and the topic that you will be addressing.
2. Manuscripts should be submitted through the WM&R SAGE Online submission available at the SAGE track website:
3. Manuscripts must be written in English for international publication standards and must meet the journal standard. Please refer to the "Preparing your manuscript" for formatting guidelines at: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/msg/wmr.htm#Preparingyourmanuscript
4. Please refer to the invitation for manuscript contribution to the Special Issue in your cover letter