Calls for papers
International Journal of Quality and Innovation
Special Issue on: "Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies to Overcome the Disruptions of the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Crisis"
Editor in Chief:
Prof. Weng Marc Lim, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented global humanitarian crisis like no other as governments around the world have imposed lockdowns and movement control measures to contain the spread of the virus and to safeguard the health and wellbeing of citizens.
The special issue aims to curate a timely collection of articles that shed light on the challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 global humanitarian crisis has produced for a wide range of communities such as businesses, consumers, educators, families, governments, and societies.
The special issue is also interested in new strategies that these communities can use to prepare for, navigate in, and recover from global humanitarian crisis such as COVID-19.
The special issue welcomes a broad range of methodologies such as case studies, conceptual and contextual development, expert commentaries, qualitative interviews, rapid reviews, and surveys.
Given the importance of the topic, manuscripts submitted to the special issue will undergo a fast-track review process by two peer reviewers, with the goals of returning the first decision within two to four weeks and the final decision within two rounds of peer review.
For further information, please contact Editor in Chief Professor Weng Marc Lim (firstname.lastname@example.org).Subject Coverage
Topics and areas related to COVID-19 may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Big data and data analytics
- Crisis communication and management
- Design thinking and innovation
- Digital transformation
- Digital tools for community empowerment
- Preparedness for outbreaks
- Public health and integrated care
- Risk management
- Learning and teaching in early, primary, secondary, and tertiary education
- Tourism, hospitality and destination management
- Quality of life management
- Quality issues and strategies
- Innovation issues and strategies
- Remote working issues and strategies
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.
Manuscripts due by: 1 August, 2020
Notification to authors: 1 September, 2020
Final versions due by: 1 October, 2020