Calls for papers


Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal
Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal


Special Issue on: "Biosphere Management"

Guest Editor:
Prof. Hamidreza Jafari, Dr. Saeed Karimi and Ms. Fatemeh Sadat Alavipoor, University of Tehran, Iran

Sustainability is rapidly gaining momentum in the international context. It is essential to explore the consequences of increasing greenhouse emissions and pollutants in air, soil and water, specifically suggesting the need to analyse the implications for the anthropogenic and non- anthropogenic resources function.

The increasing concerns regarding the environmental pollution derived from anthropogenic activities, such as the use of fossil fuels for power generation, has driven many interested parties to seek different alternatives. This special issue focuses on the examination of the methods integrating the environmental aspects in the planning and management approaches. The potential solutions could be found and are applied in improving the quality of the environment. We also aim to investigate the health of the biosphere.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 4th international Conference on Environmental Planning and Management (ICEPM), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Land use planning
  • Pollution and climate change
  • Health, safety and environment (HSE)
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental economic, law and policy
  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental design

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.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editor Fatemeh Sadat Alavipoor at

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 17 July, 2017

Notification to authors: 17 November, 2017

Final versions due by: 17 December, 2017