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[ecrea] Special Issue on Communicating Science and Collaborating for Resilient Solutions to Climate Change

Wed Oct 26 14:50:43 GMT 2016

The deadline for submission of abstracts to the Special Issue on Communicating Science and Collaborating for Resilient Solutions to Climate Change is 7th November 2016

More detail of this call in the attached and below. The Special Issue will be published in the International Journal on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses in Autumn 2017.

Important dates
Deadline for abstracts: 7 November 2016
Invitation to submit full articles: December 2016
Deadline for submissions: March 2017
Publication of Special Issue: Autumn 2017

It is becoming increasingly important for scientists to communicate their findings effectively to those informing and formulating policy. Climate change-arguably the most serious challenge facing mankind-requires exceptional abilities to communicate complex science, while managing the uncertainties that characterise it. With growing pressure for policy-makers, practitioners, civil society organisations, businesses, and members of the public to change their own practices to reduce greenhouse gases and adapt to impacts of climate change, scientists are under increasing pressure to engage with these audiences effectively. We invite papers for this Special Issue from a variety of perspectives and methods from across academia, policy, NGOs, and practitioner communities that advance and demonstrate the impact of how communication of evidence and cross-stakeholder collaboration can inform resilient solutions to climate change. This will involve, but will not be limited to, addressing the following questions:

* How can scientific evidence be better communicated to more efficiently inform decision-making on climate change? * How can the social and natural sciences work together to inform communication and collaboration on climate change? * How can cross-sectorial and cross-stakeholder collaboration lead to better evidence, science communication, and more resilient responses to climate change? * What evidence is there of communication and collaboration across scales: household, community, local, national, regional, and international levels?

Article types
The journal will accept the following types of articles for publication:

* Research article: a paper containing original research results that has not been published elsewhere. Articles shall have a maximum length of 8,000 words (including title, abstract, and references). * Commentary: an opinion piece providing a critical evaluation of a published article or topic relating to the focus of the special issue. Commentaries shall have a maximum length of 2,000 words (including title, abstract, and references). * Review: a paper that comprehensively sums up the current state of research. Reviews shall have a maximum length of 8,000 words (including title, abstract, and references).

Instructions for Authors

* Authors interested in submitting a paper for this Special Issue are asked to send their abstracts (about 200-250 words, with a tentative title and indicating the article type) by email to Dr Candice Howarth ((Candice.howarth /at/<mailto:(Candice.howarth /at/>) by 7th November 2016. Please use the following email subject: "Special Issue Communication and Collaboration." * All article submissions undergo double-blind peer review. Authors are asked to consult the journal's instructions for authors<>-please note word count must include title, abstract and references. * Open Access of articles is available, should authors wish to pursue this route; please check with your institution if funds are available to cover open access publication costs. If Open Access is not selected, then the author will have to abide by the journal's rules for archiving. Further information about the journal's open access charges<> and rights and permissions<> can be found on the website.

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