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 the 2020 edition of the Venice Symposium, a plenary session 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, 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).
Prof. RAINER STEGMANN, Hamburg University of Technology - TUHH (DE)
Publishing: are we on the right track?
Prof. SOTERIS KALOGIROU, Cyprus University of Technology (CY)
Editor in Chief of Renewable Energy, Elsevier
Ethics in publishing
Prof. UMBERTO ARENA, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (IT)
Editor in Chief of Waste Management Journal, Elsevier
Prof. RAFFAELLO COSSU, University of Padova (IT)
Editor in Chief of Detritus - Multidisciplinary Journal for Waste Resources and Residues, CISA Publisher
Prof. GERASIMOS LYBERATOS, National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Editor in Chief of Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier