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Special Issues (optional submission)
Guide for article submission to any special issue hosted by IEEC & BWR 2019.
  1. All registered authors to IEEC & BWR 2019 are eligible to submit their manuscripts to the relevant special issue(s).
  2. Each paper should be submitted with a cover letter containing the scanned image of "Registration certificate or Registration receipt" issued by IEEC & BWR 2019 conference committee. (One registration is eligible to submit only one paper.)
  3. All submitted manuscripts are to undergo stringent, double-blind, and external peer review that has been established by the review guideline of each journal.
  4. The topic of the manuscript should comply with the scope of each special (or topical) issue.
  5. For more information about the topic, please click on "Introduction".

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  • • Published by ELSEVIER (Topical Issue)
  • • Topic:
    Innovative Recovery Processes and Practices of Sustainable Energy from Biowaste and Biomass
  • • Due date of full paper submission: December 31 2019
Journal Information
Guest Editors
Yiu Fai TSANG Abdul-Sattar NIZAMI Yong Sik OK
The Education University
of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
(Managing Guest Editor)
King Abdulaziz University,
Saudi Arabia
Korea University,
Republic of Korea
Meisam TABATABAEI Mohammad REHAN  
University Technology Mara (UiTM), Malaysia King Abdulaziz University,
Saudi Arabia

  • • Published by ELSEVIER (Topical Issue)
  • • Topic:
    Biomass/waste Valorization into Environmental Materials
  • • Due date of full paper submission: April 1, 2010
Journal Information

The Journal of Environmental Research is a multi-disciplinary journal publishing high quality information in a wide range of environmental disciplines.

- Topic: Biomass/waste Valorization into Environmental Materials

The valorization of biomass/waste is emerging as a new trend for producing materials for various environmental applications. The feedstock materials encompass numerous wastes and residues generated from natural, agricultural, and industrial processes that often require costly treatment/disposal to ensure protection of the environment. With the depletion of resources and growing public concerns, biomass/waste valorization is considered as a cost-saving and environmental-friendly option in the field of materials engineering. A variety of biomass/waste feedstocks have been transformed into environmental materials through different physicochemical routes and employed in various applications to remove pollutants in both solid and aqueous states. Hence, this special issue is dedicated to compiling papers on various forms of biomass/waste valorization into materials for application in environmental processes and practices.

Guest Editors
Hocheol SONG Seok-Oh KO
Sejong University, Korea Kyung Hee University, Korea
Daniel ALESSI Deyi HOU
University of Alberto, Canada Tsinghua University, China

  • • Published by ELSEVIER (Topical Issue)
  • • Topic:
    Designer/Engineered Biochar for Sustainable Waste Management
  • • Due date of full paper submission:
    - First submission date: 1 Oct 2019 - Submission deadline: 31 Dec 2019 - Acceptance deadline: 28 Feb 2020 - Publishing date: 31 March 2020 - Article Type: Engineered Biochar
Journal Information
Guest Editors
Yong Sik OK Daniel C.W. TSANG Bin GAO
Korea University, Korea Hong Kong Polytechnic
University, Hong Kong, China
University of Florida, USA
Tsinghua University, China Maria Curie-Skłodowska
University, Poland

  • • Published by SPRINGER NATURE
  • • As one of Guest Editor, Prof. Kitae Baek will be a lead guest editor to take overall responsibility for managing the Special Issue according to the workflow of the journal.
  • • Less than 30 papers will be published in the special issue, and strongly relevant papers to the aims and scope of Environmental Geochemistry and Health will be sent for reviewing to evaluate the quality of paper and to improve the quality of paper.
  • • Prof. Kitae Baek is one of co-chairs for BWR 2019, and he will announce the special issue on the official website of the conference and on the flyer for the IEEC and BWR 2019.
  • • The special issue of EGAH will focus on contamination, remediation and health for the pollutants in natural aquatic, soil, sediments, and atmospheric environments. The special issue will fill a gap in the current lack of updated and comprehensive knowledge on the health issue due to the contamination and remediation.
  • • Full paper submission: January 1 - March 1, 2020
  • Timelines
  • The average timeline for Special Issue publication based on historic data for article submission/review and issue production in Environmental Geochemistry and Health are provided below:
  • Stage
  • Paper submission
    Reviewing process and revision submission
  • Time
  • 2 months (01/01/2020 - 01/03/2020)
    7 months (01/01/2020 – 31/07/2020)
  • Total
  • 7 months
  • • First submission date (01/January/2020) through the submission system:
  • • The date by which all papers should be submitted to the Guest Editors for review and the Editorial Manager submission site will be closed (01/March/2020):
  • • The date by which manuscripts should be fully reviewed and final decisions made (31/July/2020):
Journal Information
Guest Editors
Kitae BAEK Daniel ALESSI
Chonbuk National University, Korea University of Alberto, Canada
Yu Bon MAN Eilhann KWON
The Education University of Hong Kong, China Sejong University, Korea

  • • Published by SAGE
  • • Topic:
    Emerging Contaminants in Environmental and Energy Systems: from Advanced Technologies to Policymaking
  • • Due date of full paper submission: February 28, 2020
  • • Publication: October 31, 2020

The proposed special issue of EAE will focus on various topics associated with contaminants of emerging concern in natural aquatic/atmospheric environments and urban water/energy systems, which includes, but is not limited to, advanced remediation technologies, occurrence, fate, risk assessment, management, sustainability, and regulation policy.

Journal Information
Guest Editors
Seungdae OH Hyunwoo KIM Yuhoon HWANG
Kyunghee University, Korea
(Lead Guest Editor)
Chonbuk National University, Korea Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea
Siming YOU Jin SHANG  
University of Glasgow, UK City University of Hong Kong, China  

  • • Published by
    the Korean Society of Environmental Engineers (KSEE)
  • • Topic:
    Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology
  • • Due date of full paper submission: February 28, 2020
Journal Information
Guest Editors
Changha LEE To be announced To be announced
Seoul National University, Korea    

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