Journal of Industrial Ecology

Call for Papers:

Special Issue on The Global Challenge of Managing Life Cycles

Deadline: November 15, 2009

The Journal of Industrial Ecology invites International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) members to submit articles for a special issue on The Global Challenge of Managing Life Cycles by November 15, 2009. Philippa Notten of The Green House and Stefanie Hellweg of ETH Zurich will serve as co-editors of the special issue.

Life Cycle Management is a response to the observations that traditional environmental management practices are narrowly confined (“gate-to-gate”) and that global sustainability pressures continue to grow. LCM promotes targeted interventions to improve the sustainability of public and private enterprises by minimising the environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with their products, services and activities throughout the entire material life cycles and value chains to which they contribute.

This special issue on life cycle management will seek answers to the critical questions of what it means to manage (not merely shift) the environmental and social impacts of global economic activity, what this entails for industry and public services in emerging economies, and how supply chains, networks and partnerships can be stimulated and managed to deliver truly sustainable practice.

The editors of the special issue will invite submissions of selected papers from the LCM2009 conference.  This announcement is a request for papers from ISIE members that will not be present at the LCM2009 conference.

How to Submit
Manuscripts should be original, previously unpublished, in English, and between 3,500 and 7,000 words in length. Submission implies that the manuscript has not been submitted for publication elsewhere and that it will not be submitted elsewhere while the review process is underway. All submissions will be reviewed according to the Journal's standard single-blind peer review process. Papers should be submitted electronically via Manuscript Central at Please indicate that this is a submission for the "LCM" issue on the author checklist during the submission process. Details about the preparation of the manuscript can be obtained from the Journal's web page or from the editor.

Send inquiries to:

Reid Lifset
Editor, Journal of Industrial Ecology
Yale University
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
205 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT, 06511-2189  USA


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