CALL FOR AUTHORS

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CALL FOR AUTHORS

Important Dates

Important Dates

Note: We will continue to review and accept abstracts (i.e., full text papers and abstracts) on an -ONGOING- basis.

 

Update: The due date for "Full Text Paper and Poster Paper Submissions" has been moved to one week later, to: Friday, 26 October 2018. This is the FINAL due date for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.

"REGULAR" — SUBMISSION DATES
— Due Abstract SubmissionWednesday, 03 October 2018—ONGOING—
— Due Acceptance NotificationFriday, 05 October 2018—ONGOING—
— Due Author RegistrationFriday, 12 October 2018—ONGOING—
— Due Full Text Paper and Poster Paper SubmissionFriday, 26 October 2018—OPEN—
— Due PDF Poster SubmissionThursday, 22 November 2018—OPEN—
— Conference DatesWednesday, 28 November — Sunday, 2 December 2018

"REGULAR" — SUBMISSION DATES
— Due Abstract Submission03 October 2018ONGOING
— Due Acceptance Notification05 October 2018ONGOING
— Due Author Registration12 October 2018ONGOING
— Due Full Text Paper & Poster Paper Submission26 October 2018OPEN
— Due PDF Poster SubmissionThursday, 22 November 2018OPEN
— Conference Dates28 November-2 December 2018

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Full Text Paper: Two-Step Submission Process

 

Step 1 — Abstract Submission

Authors are kindly invited first to submit an abstract (200-300 words) for each full text paper in English as per the above important dates schedule via our online submission form (see the ICSHGE18 | AUTHOR SUBMISSION FORM button below or click on SUBMIT located on the top pull-down menu of the website). All submissions will be thoroughly reviewed and, if accepted, should continue with Step 2 — Camera Ready Full Text Paper Submission.

 

Step 2 — Camera Ready Full Text Paper Submission

For authors that receive an acceptance invitation, to attend the Conference, full text papers will undergo peer review  and be evaluated based on originality, technical and research content of depth, correctness, relevance to the conference, contribution and readability. Full text paper submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical programme. The accepted full text papers will be published in the refereed Conference Proceedings and maybe considered for publication in a number of conference associated special issue international journals — for further information on special issues see Publication and Indexing. Authors are to submit camera ready full text papers – including results, tables, figures and references – using Word  [.docx or .doc] format only via our online submission form (see the ICSHGE18 | AUTHOR SUBMISSION FORM button below or click on SUBMIT located on the top pull-down menu of the website). Please ensure all full text papers are proofread and checked for accuracy prior to submission. Changes cannot be made during the review process. If accepted, minor revisions may be made prior to final publishing.

 

Full Text Papers Format and Specifications:

· Word limit is to be between 4000-8000 words (excluding figures, tables and references)

· All figures, tables and references should be labelled and left within the full text paper (i.e., do not send separate files; note, if necessary we may individually request them at a later date)

· English only submissions, formatted in 1.5 spacing, Times New Roman, font size 11

· Full text papers should include:

· title

· author(s) and their institutional background(s)

· abstract (200-300 words)

· keywords (five max)

· main body of text

· references (author-date using Harvard citation style)

· acknowledgements (if desired)

 

Call for Posters

Call for Posters

Poster Presentation: Three-Step Submission Process

 

Background: Poster Presentation

Authors present their papers using a visual medium with key excerpts from the papers displayed on approximately 1.5 metre high x 2.5 metre wide free-standing bulletin board. Poster presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs and large-print text, and materials should be clearly readable from a distance of about one metre (primary text font should be 20 points or larger, and headings font at least 30 points). Posters are assigned a session number and bulletin board number and are organised by keyword when possible. No audio visual equipment can be used. When possible, the poster title should indicate the important result. Like all other presentations, poster presentations should represent completed work. Posters that discuss new scientific findings are especially encouraged. First-time submitters also are encouraged to seek feedback from professors or other mentors who are able to provide guidance regarding their presentation.

 

Step 1 — Abstract Submission

Step 3 — PDF Poster Submission

The camera ready PDF Poster Submission due date is Thursday, 22 November 2018, one week before the start of the Conference. The PDF Poster Submission is to be in [.pdf] file format and submitted via our online submission form (see the ICSHGE18 | AUTHOR SUBMISSION FORM button below or click on SUBMIT located on the top pull-down menu of the website).

Submission Process

Submission Process

Step-by-Step Guideline for Attending ICSHGE18

 

The Submission and Acceptance Process to the Conference uses the ICSHGE18 | AUTHOR SUBMISSION FORM (see button below). Authors are to submit all their Abstracts, Full Text Papers and Poster Presentations internally using this form, noting Important Dates. A step-by-step guideline for attending ICSHGE18 is as follows:

 

Step 1. Abstract Submission

Using our online submission form, submit an abstract for either a Full Text Paper or Poster Presentation. You will automatically receive a confirmation email which means we have received your abstract.

 

Step 2. Acceptance Notification

We will review your abstract and if it is suitable for the Conference you will receive a PDF formatted invitation from the ICSHGE18 Committee to attend.

 

Step 3. Author Registration

Register for the Conference using the ICSHGE18 | REGISTRATION FORM. This is the only method for attending the Conference. Non-authors, listeners and attendees can register at any time.

 

Step 4. Full Text Paper and Poster Paper Submission

Using our online submission form, submit completed Full Text Paper or Poster Paper (Note: Full Text Papers at this step can also select a Special Issue preference). You will automatically receive a confirmation email which means we have received your work.

 

Note: Poster Presentations, one week before the Conference, are to submit their PDF Poster Submission. 

 

Step 5. ICSHGE18

Conference: Wednesday, 28 November — Sunday, 2 December 2018

Special Issue Publications: Early 2019

Review Process

Review Process

The review process will be double blind. Each paper, poster or demonstration proposal will be reviewed by at least two committee members. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretic impact and presentation. Aspects taken into consideration:

· Originality: the paper, poster or demonstration proposal explores a new idea, project or issue; discusses existing research with promise of new insight, discusses new research; or presents new ways of considering existing information

· Engagement: presentation format will involve the audience in some way, or has high potential to attract conference attendees by addressing needs of the community

· Significance: the paper, poster or demonstration proposal raises and discusses issues important to improving the effectiveness and/or sustainability of open education efforts, and its contents can be broadly disseminated and understood

· Quality: claims are supported by sufficient data; claims draw upon relevant literature; and limitations are described honestly

· Relevance: the paper, poster or demonstration proposal addresses one or more of the themes of the conference

Publication and Indexing

Publication and Indexing

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Conference Proceedings

All ICSHGE18 presented full text papers and poster presentation papers will be published in the ICSHGE18 conference proceedings and submitted for indexing to a number of linking journals with comprehensive scientific indexing of research, including: Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar. The conference proceedings USB and Certificate of Presentation will be distributed to the conference participants at the conference registration desk.

 

Special Issue Journals in Conjunctive Agreement with ICSHGE18

The ICSHGE18 conference has established a number of publishing opportunities to compliment the Conference's full text papers' research and publication output. The special issue journals have been established in conjunctive agreement for authors to publish their work in highly respected scientific journals. As their are a number of publication options, authors interested in extending their work, for publication in one of the special issue journals, should indicate their preference when submitting their full text paper at the "Camera Ready Full Text Paper Submission" stage. Your preference will be taken into consideration but will not guarantee selection.

After the "Camera Ready Full Text Paper Submission" ICSHGE18 deadline of 19 October 2018, we will begin an ongoing internal review, authors of selected full text papers will be contacted and invited to submit extended camera ready full text paper versions of their papers. Details for the book series and each special issue journal can be found below along with its website link. At the latest, authors can expect to receive notification if they have been selected for the book series or a special issue by 07 December 2018, five days after the close of the Conference. We will, however, be contacting authors as soon as a decision on their paper has be made to offer more time for paper preparation. If their are any questions regarding publication matters please feel free to email us at icshge@polocentre.org.

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1. Strategies for Sustainability – ISSN 2212-5450

Book Series: "Sustainability Thinking and Human-Nature relations: Urban Strategies, Environmental Scholarship, Contemporary Societal Changes"

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG. Part of Springer Nature

Article Count: Open

In conjunction with the ICSHGE18 conference, we are excited to announce an agreement with the international publishing house Springer International Publishing AG. Part of Springer Nature for its support in putting together a Book Series. The Book Series will be comprised of top full text papers selected by the Scientific Committee, Academic Advisory Board and Chairpersons of the Sessions after the ICSHGE18 conference. Suitable topics will include any application or methodology investigating any of the four themes and their supporting tracks from the ICSHGE18 conference. Once authors have been selected, they will be notified by the Organising Committee as it will internally submit the selected papers in a Book Series compilation. The initial internal deadline for the Book Series, with possible extension, will be 28 January 2019. The Book Series is an initiative by the ICSHGE18 Organising Committee.

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2. Sustainability – ISSN 2071-1050

[DIRECT LINK]  Special Issue: "Sustainable Interdisciplinarity: Human-Nature Relations"

Publisher: MDPI

Article Count: Open

In conjunction with the ICSHGE18 conference, we are excited to announce an agreement with the international publishing house MDPI for its support in putting together a Special Issue of Sustainability. The Special Issue will be comprised of top full text papers selected by the Scientific Committee, Academic Advisory Board and Chairpersons of the Sessions after the ICSHGE18 conference. Suitable topics will include any application or methodology investigating any of the four themes and their supporting tracks from the ICSHGE18 conference. Authors interested in publishing within this Special Issue may consult the Sustainability website for further details and the publishing fees. Once authors have been selected, they are to submit their work directly to MDPI, on the Sustainability website before the deadline of 28 January 2019. The Special Issue is an initiative by the ICSHGE18 Organising Committee.

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3. Urban Science – ISSN 2413-8851

[DIRECT LINK]  Special Issue: "Urban Sustainability: A Smart, Compact Future in Landscape Architecture"

[FLYER]  Special Issue: PDF

Publisher: MDPI

Article Count: Open

In conjunction with the ICSHGE18 conference, we are excited to announce an agreement with the international publishing house MDPI for its support in putting together a Special Issue of Urban Science. The Special Issue will be comprised of top full text papers selected by the Scientific Committee, Academic Advisory Board and Chairpersons of the Sessions after the ICSHGE18 conference. Suitable topics will focus on cities and how to better the urban–human experience. Researchers are invited to contribute original research articles that look at and understand novel knowledge central to this theme. For more details consult the direct link to the Special Issue above. Authors interested in publishing within this Special Issue may consult the Urban Science website for further details. No publishing fees apply for journal. Once authors have been selected, they are to submit their work directly to MDPI, on the Sustainability website before the deadline of 28 January 2019. The Special Issue is an initiative by the ICSHGE18 Organising Committee.

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4. International Journal of Sustainable Society – ISSN online: 1756-2546; ISSN print: 1756-2538

[DIRECT LINK]  Special Issue: "Multi-disciplinary Trends for Sustainable Societies"

Publisher: Inderscience Publishers

Article Count: Open

In conjunction with the ICSHGE18 conference, we are excited to announce an agreement with Inderscience Publishers for its support in agreeing to put together a Special Issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Society. The Special Issue will be comprised of top full text papers selected by the Scientific Committee, Academic Advisory Board and Chairpersons of the Sessions after the ICSHGE18 conference. Authors interested in publishing within this Special Issue may consult the International Journal of Sustainable Society website for further details. Once authors have been selected, they will be instructed on how to proceed with the submission process. The deadline for this Special Issue will be 14 January 2019. The Special Issue is an initiative by the ICSHGE18 Organising Committee. The Special Issue will address the following two themes:

SI Theme 1: Sustainability: Governance; Globalisation; Consumption; Sustainability indices; Ecosystem services; Urban sustainability; Green infrastructure; Nature and culture; Environmental ethics

SI Theme 2: Interdisciplinary Societal Studies: Society studies; Rights; Socioeconomics; Politics of food; Poverty and aid; Political ecology; Developing vs. developed countries

 

 

 

  CONFERENCE THEMES AND SUPPORTING TRACKS

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 · GOVERNANCE

 · GLOBALISATION

 · CONSUMPTION

 · SUSTAINABILITY INDICES

 · ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

 · URBAN SUSTAINABILITY

 · GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Zet-06-HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

 · DEVELOPING WORLD

 · AFRICA

 · ASIA

 · LATIN AMERICA

 · GLOBAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY

 · REMOTE SENSING

 · POPULATION MIGRATION

 · TRANSPORTATION

 · FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

 · GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

XX-Zet-08-ENVIRONMENT

 · NATURE AND CULTURE

 · ENERGY AND CLIMATE

 · RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 · CONSERVATION

 · ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

 · ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

 · ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

 

Zet-05-INTERDISCIPINARY SOCIETAL STUDIES

 · SOCIETY STUDIES

 · RIGHTS

 · SOCIOECONOMICS

 · POLITICS OF FOOD

 · GENDER

 · POVERTY AND AID

 · POLITICAL ECOLOGY

 · GEOPOLITICS