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IEAM Call for Papers: Integrating Science in Environmental Management Practices Inspired by UN SDGs

Tuesday, April 14, 2020  
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Purpose of the Special Series

The 2020s is a transformative decade for human interaction with the environment, largely inspired by the United Nations’ call for global action through 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Scientific research and environmental management practices can lead the way to sustainability in all sectors of our society. Several SDGs, in particular, aim to reduce our environmental footprint and preserve, protect and restore the planet’s ecological well-being.

Five notable SDGs deserve special attention because these SDGs are focused specifically on the need to change human behavior towards nature with respect to food production (SDG#2), water management (SDG#6), and ocean resources (SDG#14); and, the need to mitigate the consequences of climate change (SDG#13) and biodiversity loss (SDG#15).

IEAM is inviting papers that promote better understanding of how scientific research is influencing environmental management of surface water, land and ocean resources, and how it can support the mitigation of the consequences of climate change and biodiversity losses. The special series seeks to call attention to projects and practices linking science to commercial activities and governmental policy. Successful short papers will have international visibility and contribute to the growing global awareness of the value of sustainable use of the planet’s resources.

IEAM is inviting papers describing environmental research and policy solutions relevant to promoting sustainability addressing the 17 SDGs, with special focus on the five SDGs. Scientists and professionals are invited to present their work from the perspective of how the science community contributes to SDG implementation through new technologies, assessment and monitoring methods, management best practices, and scientific research. Papers may describe case studies, regulatory policies, business strategies, and science-to-policy assessments aimed at sustainability in various economic and social sectors around the world. Papers may focus on different aspects of issues concerning the conservation and sustainable use of land, air, or water resources at the global, regional, and national levels.

Dates to Remember

Commitment to participate: 1 July
Draft manuscripts due: 31 October
Anticipated publication: Early 2021

Instructions for Submission

Authors intending to participate in the special series must submit a short abstract to the IEAM Editorial Office at ieam_editor@setac.org. Abstracts must include a tentative title, co-authors and brief description (max. 250 words) of the paper. Upon acceptance, authors will be invited to submit their manuscript as a Brief Communication at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ieam.

Papers must conform to IEAM author guidelines. Brief Commentaries should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages (including text, tables and figures). Papers will be independently peer-reviewed in accordance with IEAM’s double-blind review process. IEAM is published bimonthly and indexed in Journal Citation Reports and SCOPUS. Address inquires to ieam_editor@setac.org.