The Tenth World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) was recently held in Bangkok, Thailand, and was organized under the title theme of Local and Global Connectivity. The Local Organizing Committee for the congress was the Faculty of Environment, Kasetsart University (Thailand) in cooperation with the WEEC Permanent Secretariat (Italy). We would like to thank you for your participation in this important international meeting.
The success of the congress has been well documented with more than 1000 attendees and several UN agencies participating. Attendees hailed from many over 70 countries and presented papers across sub-themes embracing a diversity of approaches in the conceptualization and implementation of EE worldwide. Many attendees remarked that the cultural aspects of the congress were especially timely and that the practice of inviting educators (both formal and informal) to dialogue with policy makers and academics is important.
Papers selected for inclusion in this peer reviewed volume will focus on the multidisciplinarity of EE. In addition, submissions will have been previously accepted for presentation at the Bangkok meeting and address one or more of the interconnected congress sub-themes. Submissions can be directed towards an educator or researcher audience (or both) but should involve original research or curriculum development work. All submissions for the volume must be written in English.
The first stage of the submission process will be to indicate your willingness to have your abstract considered for inclusion in this edited and peer reviewed volume. To be considered, please send a brief email to the lead editor (Dr. David Zandvliet, firstname.lastname@example.org and cc’d to the Conference Chair: Prof Surat Bualert Surat.email@example.com) and include your original abstract submission ID from the congress, a three hundred word (max) edited abstract, and a brief listing of the relevant congress subthemes. Please also include a full list of authors and their relevant institutional affiliations in this communication.
In the second stage of the process the editorial team will review the abstracts submitted, and invite full submissions from selected author teams for the next stage of peer review. Unfortunately, not all abstracts submitted will be invited to present their work in this volume, however, those not accepted could alternatively be considered for publication in other venues. Abstracts selected for an invitation to the book project will receive an email letter from the editorial team. This letter this will include further information about page limits, submission format, etc. so that the full submissions can be edited and submitted in a timely manner for the next stage of the process.
In the final stage of the process, the editorial team will provide detailed feedback to author teams regarding their full paper submission in preparation for final copy editing of the publication to the publisher. After a final external peer review of the entire volume, the final book will then be published as part of the Culture and Environment Series with DIO Press (New York). Finally, as we hope to have the entire submission and review process conducted within the next 6-8 months, it is important that authors respect the timelines for transition of their submitted work to the final published volume. Appended is a detailed timeline with key dates that proposals will need to meet for inclusion in the publication.
Email your ID, abstract and proposal summary to the editor. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mar. 1st, 2020
Invited author teams are notified and given submission requirements. Mar. 15th, 2020
Full chapter drafts are sent to the editor in preparation for peer review. May. 1st, 2020
Editorial feedback on full proposals will be returned to author teams. June. 15th , 2020
Final copy-edited chapter drafts will be submitted to the editor for compiling. Sept. 15th, 2020
Full peer reviewed volume will be submitted to the Publisher. Oct. 30th, 2020