After serving as the leading figure of ISWA´s scientific journal Waste Management & Research, Prof. Agamuthu Pariatamby handed over the position as Senior Editor in Chief to Prof. Anke Bockreis at the end of 2021.
During his period of service as Senior Editor in Chief the publication sector as such as well as the journal itself developed a lot. Open Access publication became a very important issue in academic publishing that journals had to acknowledge for and cope with. Based on a Strategy and Vision for ISWA´s journal WM&R many ways to include Open Access elements have been identified and incorporated to increase the share of Open Access content in WM&R.
“ISWA very much thanks Prof. Agamuthu Pariatamby for his services as Associate Editor as well as Senior Editor in Chief over a period of more than 20 years in total. As a sign of appreciation, the ISWA General Assembly decided in its latest gathering to award a lifelong honorary membership to Prof. Agamuthu Pariatamby. We hope that and we are sure that we will have an ISWA promoter also for the future in South East Asia. Thanks to Prof. Agamuthu Pariatamby for his ongoing support.”
– Arne Ragossnig, Vice President of ISWA