Call for papers


Int. J. of Environment and Sustainable Development


Special Issue on: "Sustainable Development and Environmental Education"


Guest Editors:
Dr. Mattheus (Theo) F.A. Goosen, Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia
Professor Ghassan Salameh, New York Institute of Technology, Jordan


All disciplines and all segments of society need to work together, proactively, in seeking long-term solutions to environmental problems. The recent establishment of an International Center for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development ( is one example of this new approach. An increasing number of companies currently act and communicate based on their triple performance (i.e. economic, environmental and social).


As educators and scientists we can follow this example by keeping in mind the bigger picture when it comes doing our research and educating our young people. Education plays a major role in achieving changes in attitudes that contribute to environmental awareness in society. The average person is usually somewhat informed about environmental problems. However, not many fully understand the basis of these problems or how to deal with them. One example of rising public awareness is the increasing use of recycled materials, particularly in road systems, paper making and plastics manufacturing. Environmental education is especially critical for young people who will be future decision makers. Papers are sought on all aspects of sustainable development and environmental education.


Subject Coverage


Original research paper or reviews are invited in the following and related areas:

  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental education
  • Recycling
  • Company performance indicators
  • Waste water treatment and sanitation
  • Pollution prevention and waste minimization
  • Case studies
  • Environmental management models
  • Physico-chemical treatment processes
  • Treatment and disposal of solid and hazardous waste
  • Water reuse and recycling of industrial waste


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere


All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page


Important Dates


Deadline for paper submission: 31 March 2008


First turn of papers review: 31 May 2008


Second turn of papers review: 31 July 2008


Final papers submission: 30 September 2008


Editors and Notes


You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:


Dr. Mattheus (Theo) F.A. Goosen
Associate Vice President, Office of Research
Alfaisal University
King Faisal Foundation Bldg.
King Fahad Road
P.O. Box 50927
Riyadh 11533
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 53 294 1468 (cell), +966 463 4423 (office)


Professor Ghassan Salameh
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
Tel: +962 777 856 512 (mobile)


with a copy to:


IEL Editorial Office


Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor