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Third International Smoke Symposium (ISS3)

Special Issue Journal - hosted by the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA)

About this Special Issue

The Third International Smoke Symposium (ISS3) is a venue and international nexus for sharing the latest developments in public health science, ecology of smoke, research, management, and policy around the important topic of smoke from wildfires, bushfires, rangeland fires, forest fires, and prescribed burns. In recent years, millions of people have been exposed to elevated particulate matter concentrations (greater than 500 mg/m3) from wildfire smoke and a largely uncharacterized mixture of gases emitted from wildland fires, vehicles, and structure fires. A growing body of epidemiologic literature now suggests that the health impacts of smoke range from exacerbation of respiratory diseases (e.g. asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) to cardiovascular outcomes and death.  The impacts are international. Wildland fire is also an essential ecological process integral to the health of many of our ecosystems and an important tool to help protect our communities from fire, thus smoke is a difficult issue.

This special issue of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association is seeking manuscripts presented at the ISS3 on topics such as smoke and human health; smoke chemistry and measurements; innovative smoke modeling (including transport and dispersion, data fusion and coupled fire/atmosphere/chemistry approaches); smoke and climate change; fire activity and emissions – measurements and estimation approaches; smoke management; smoke from space (remotely-sensed data); communication; and other issues such as ecological and economics of smoke impacts.

For more information about the ISS3 see here!


Submissions Information

1. Your manuscript must be submitted via ScholarOne (the manuscript submittal and review system used by JA&WMA) by July 1, 2020. JA&WMA utilizes format-free submission, which means that authors may submit their manuscript in any scholarly format or layout. Manuscripts may be supplied as single or multiple files, including Word, rich text format (rtf), open document format (odt), or PDF files. Please review the complete guidelines for authors before submitting a manuscript.

2. When you submit your manuscript via ScholarOne, be careful to select Manuscript Type “2020Smoke-ISS3” from the pull-down menu, which is the very first field you will encounter as you begin the submittal process. This designation is required in order to correctly identify and track your manuscript in ScholarOne as part of this special issue. It is also advisable that you mention the special issue in your cover letter.

3. Manuscripts often require several rounds of review before they are accepted. It is important, therefore, that you quickly revise the manuscript once you receive review results and submit the revised manuscript as soon as possible for the next round of reviews to ensure inclusion in the special issue. Authors will be notified once an issue date is targeted for the ISS3 Special Issue.

• Deadline for manuscripts to be submitted via ScholarOne: July 1, 2020
• Manuscript designation in the Manuscript Type field in ScholarOne: “2020Smoke-ISS3
• Author revisions should be expedited upon receipt of review results to ensure inclusion in the special issue.
Please note: All papers published in JA&WMA are subject to a modest publishing fee, which helps defray the publication costs, and provide open access for all JA&WMA papers after one year from their print publication date. Authors will be responsible for all fees associated with their manuscripts.


Editor: Dr S. T. Rao  strao@ncsu.edu

Coordinator/Guest Editor: Dr Susan O'Neill susan.oneill@usda.gov

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