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Special issue on Energy sector management issues in China and India
Article Type: Call for papers From: International Journal of Energy Sector Management, Volume 2, Issue 1.
The energy sector, a key sector of any economy, is facing major challenges in terms of security of supply, investment, governance, environmental concerns, technology choice, business environment and human resources. The decision makers and policy makers at various levels are confronted with a large set of sector management issues. The International Journal_ of Energy Sector Management (IJESM) is a peer- reviewed, inter-disciplinary international platform for disseminating results of research related to and/or relevant for the management of the energy sector. The journal aims to focus on holistic and applied research on a variety of energy sector management issues and to disseminate practical solutions for the same. It provides a common forum for wider interaction, information sharing and publication of relevant applied research, thereby attempts to bridge the gap between the industry and the academia.
IJESM plans to produce a highly valuable reference special issue on China and India by early 2009. The aim of the special issue is to provide a critical analysis on important issues facing the energy sector management in China and India.
Papers are welcome on, but not limited to, the following topics:
challenges to energy sector investment;
energy security especially relating to oil and gas supply.
economic analysis of energy sector management issues including pricing, efficiency, competition, access, reform, restructuring and regulation.
environment and sustainability issues facing the energy industry.
analysis of sector policies and strategies; and
role of renewable energy.
Notes for prospective authors
Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions of the authors and should not be concurrently submitted elsewhere in the present form or in substance to any other journal for publication at the same time.
All papers would be refereed through a double blind review and the maximum size of the papers would be 8,000-9,000 words but shorter versions with up to 4/5,000 words can also be considered if the content is good. For more information, please refer to the author guidelines of IJESM (www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/ijesm/notes.jsp).
For papers on China: Professor Jianguo Zhang, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, C-505, Guohong Building; A-11, MuxidiBeili, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100038, China, E-mail: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
For papers on India: Dr Anoop Singh, Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208 016, India, E-mail: email@example.com
Paper submission 30 March 2008.Author notification of first review 1 June 2008.Paper resubmission 15 August 2008.Author notification of second review 1 October 2008.Paper final submission 1 November 2008.Final notification for acceptance or rejection 30 November 2008.
Professor Jianguo ZhangEnergy Research Institute, ChinaDr Anoop SinghIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India