Submit Your Paper to Waste Management and Research’s ISWA World Congress Special Issue 2019

International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is happy to announce a call for papers for Waste Management and Research’s ISWA World Congress Special Issue 2019. The World Congress will take place in Bilbao, hosted by the ISWA National Member in Spain, ATEGRUS, from 7th – 9 th October 2019.

13 Dec 2018 -

Please note the submission deadline was extended to 28th of February 2019!


The focus topics for the Special Issue are:

  • Biological Treatment of Waste
  • Climate Change and the Waste Management Sector
  • Closing Dumpsites
  • Circular Economy
  • Collection and Transportation Technologies
  • Energy Recovery from Waste
  • Governance, Social, and Legal Issues in the
  • Waste Management Sector
  • Hazardous Waste Treatment
  • Re-use of Waste
  • Healthcare Waste Treatment
  • Landfill
  • Marine Litter
  • Prevention of Waste
  • Recycling and Material Recovery
  • Sustainable Consumption
  • Technological Innovation (in solid waste management)
  • Waste Management in Developing Countries

The best papers from the Special Issue will also be presented in the WM&R Special Session at the ISWA 2019 World Congress.

The papers published in the Special Issue will be available online with Open Access and can be downloaded for free, enabling a wide distribution and readership. SAGE and ISWA will promote the Special Issue via our media channels. Printed versions will be distributed to the international audience at the World Congress to all ISWA members and WM&R subscribers.


Articles will be included in the index of major databases, including: Web of Science, Scopus and the Special Issues index on the WM&R home page. All submissions will undergo an expedited peer-review procedure in order to secure publication on time for the event.

If you are interested in having your paper included in the ISWA World Congress 2019 Special Issue please submit your paper via the WM&R online submission system. Please refer to our submission guidelines before submitting your manuscript. The deadline for submissions is 28th February 2019.

For further inquiries and questions regarding the Special Issue, please contact our Special Issue Editor, Mario Grosso (Mario.grosso(at) or Jennifer MacDonald (jmacdonald(at), Waste Management and Research’s Editorial Office Manager.


Download the Submission Call in a PDF format.



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