Workshop: Publishing a peer-reviewed journal article on waste management - What are the expectations and what are reviewers looking for?

SESSION G4 / / 11:10 - 12:50
Workshop: Publishing a peer-reviewed journal article on waste management - What are the expectations and what are reviewers looking for?
Chair / Presidente: U. Arena (IT)

It is known that, when compared to journal papers, Symposium papers are normally shorter and are structured to attract the attention of Symposium delegates, who need an idea of what the presentation will look like. Therefore, not all symposium papers should be submitted to a scientific journal, and in most cases will require improvements to be considered. Additionally, the restructuring should be done based on the requirements set by specific journals.
For this reason, as a special feature of 2019 Edition of Sardinia Symposium, a Workshop is scheduled with the participation of Editors-in chief of some of the main journals in the area of waste management.
After introductory presentations by the Editors-in chief, we will have an open discussion with potential Authors and Referees.
The focus will be on the characteristics that a journal paper should have (What are the editor and the reviewer looking for in a manuscript? Is the topic within the scope of the journal and of interest for the journal? Journals require novelty: what is new? Are the results robust and transparent?) and what an editor can expect from a reviewer (Why should you do a review? Professional responsibility, positive attitude and be constructive in comments).

Confimed speakers:

U. Arena (IT), P.J. He (CN)
Waste Management Journal, Elsevier

R. Cossu (IT)
Detritus - Multidisciplinary Journal for Waste Resources and Residues, Cisa Publisher

G. Lyberatos (GR)
Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier