Call for Papers: Rare Earths Industry: Technological, Economic and Environmental Implications
The theme “rare earths” has become of utmost importance worldwide. Rare earth metals play a strategic role in the energy and high-tech industry. Their importance in the industry lies in the fact that almost all the latest technologies such as the solar and wind energy sector, smart phones, the aerospace industry, high-efficiency lighting and electric motors, hybrid and electric vehicles, etc. require these rare minerals. In view of high demands for rare earths, their exploration should happen within a sustainable basis and their processing should be consistent with the goals of green technologies.
But despite the importance of this theme, there are only a few publications which have tackled the topic in an interdisciplinary way. In order to address this perceived need, the book Rare Earths Industry: Technological, Economic and Environmental Implications, is now being prepared. The book will be published by Elsevier, one of the top 5 world publishers.
The book will document and promote research, projects and field work in the rare earths industry, meeting a demand for critical, updated and extensive analyses and information on the theme. The book is structured along three major sections: Part I deals with the Rare Earths Reserves and Mining; Part II has a focus on Rare Earths Processes and High-Tech Product Development; and Part III deals with Rare Earths Recycling Opportunities and Challenges. The book has an interdisciplinary orientation with a focus on technical, scientific, academic, economic, and environmental, industry and market issues, thus, widely covering multiple interests. All articles will pass through a peer review process. A double-blind peer review aiming to generate constructive comments, will ensure the quality of the manuscripts.
The details are as follows:
* Papers should be up to 7.000 words including references,
* Witten in Times Roman 12,
* Single spaced
We will be happy to send a sample paper to potential authors, so they can follow the standard format, especially the information on authors and the references.
Schedule: Abstracts are due by the 30th September 2014. First Draft due by the 15th November 2014. Full papers are due by the 30th January 2015.
The publication will be ready in late summer 2015 and authors will get one free copy. If you need further details, please contact the editors at: firstname.lastname@example.org