Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Call for Review Articles "Science Policy for Sustainable Health, Water and Agriculture"

Call for Review Articles
Science Policy for Sustainable Health, Water and Agriculture | in Sustainable Agriculture Reviews Series 
Editors: Venkatesh Dutta, Shivendu Ranjan, Nandita Dasgupta and Eric Lichtfouse

About Sustainable Agriculture Reviews: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews is a series published by Springer Nature since 2009. Metrics of chapter downloads are available on volume websites; for instance volume 1 chapters have been downloaded more than 28,000 times. Springer Nature is one of the world's leading global research, educational and professional publishers, created in May 2015 through the combination of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.
Submission: The submission deadline is July 1st, 2019. Articles should be submitted in pdf to Dr. Shivendu Ranjan at shivenduranjan[@]gmail.com. The manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter containing a list of six suggested, international reviewers including title, name, postal address and e-mail address. Samples of published chapters are available upon request. 
Selection: The Editors and external peer-reviewers will evaluate manuscripts. The actual rejection rate is 30%. Only manuscripts of very high quality will be accepted.
Publication: The book will be published in 2019.
Aims and topics: For this special issue we invite scientists and policy researchers to write high quality papers focussed on the recent developments, research trends, methods and issues related to the science, technology and innovation policies. Economic prosperity and innovation of a nation depend on a healthy research and development enterprise that enables scientific thought to prosper. We have a great challenge of establishing a scientific and progressive society – innovative and forward-looking, which is not just the consumer of technology but also a contributor to the scientific and technological civilization of the future. Improvement of research and technological capacity and capability is leading to faster commercialisation of research outputs as well as strengthening of human resource capacity in the area of agriculture, health and water. There is a big policy gap between creating a culture of S&T development and techno-entrepreneurship. There is also a need of creating a more efficient institutional framework with management of S&T and monitoring of S&T policy implementation. There are successful examples of better diffusion and application of technology with stronger market-driven R&D activity. Currently deep institutional changes are required that respect, support and value research projects that have led to game-changing discoveries and innovations. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • S&T Policy making: institutional perspective
  • Policy for science, science for policy – Indian and International Experience
  • Technology-led innovation policies
  • R&D ecosystem for innovation led economic development
  • Circular economy policies for industries
  • Technology forecasting
  • Science policy and networking - engaging scientists with policy makers
  • The current and future political environments for science
  • 10 Big ideas and the role of innovation
  • Strengthening linkages between knowledge institutions and industry
  • Regulatory framework for science policy
  • Science for diplomacy – EU, BRICS, ASEAN, US partnerships

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