Curated Session

How to Get Published 101 (1 CEU)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
14:00 – 15:00
Room 315

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Groan Vujic, (Executive Director of SeSWA-Serbian Solid Waste Association, WM&R Editorial Board Member

This panel discussion is targeted towards both waste management professionals and academics who are interested in publishing in the International Solid Waste Association’s academic journal, Waste Management and Research. The panel will consist of five elements: a welcome address, introduction from panelists and initial comments, moderator questions, questions from the audience, and a wrap-up discussion. The panel will shed light on how to write a strong academic paper that fits within the aims and scope of the journal.

Following the presentation, the audience will be able to bridge the gap between both professional waste managers and academics in submissions to the journal.


Dr. Agamuthu Pariatamby, FASc, Research Associate, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Malasia (Editor-in-Chief of WM&R)

Agamuthu Pariatamby

Prof. Agamuthu is a senior professor at the University of Malaya (UM) and is the president of the Malaysian Society of Waste Management and Environment. He is also the vice-president and international Advisory Board Member of the Society of Solid Waste Management Experts in Asia and Pacific islands (SWAPI) and a member of the International Solid Waste Management Association (ISWA). He is the Head of the Center for Waste Management Research, UM. He started his career as lecturer at the faculty of science since 1989 and was promoted to professor in 2001. Since 1996, he has supervised more than 100 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students, as well as four doctorate research students. He is supervising 20 Master’s degree research projects and seven doctoral degree research projects. Prof. Agamuthu also is associate editor of Waste Management & Research Journal, editor-in-chief of the Malaysian Journal of Science and was a Senate Member of UM (2005–2007). He also is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management (Japan), Journal of Safety and Environment (China), reviewer for the Journal of Hazardous Wastes (USA), Journal of Environmental Management (USA) and International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. He is also the Registered Subject Expert (solid waste management, under Section 34A, Environmental Quality Act, Malaysia). Prof. Agamuthu has authored more than 350 scientific publications and several books on solid waste. He is a Senior Advisory Group Expert to the Executive Secretary of Basel Convention, Geneva, and United Nations Environment Programme.

Matt Landau, Senior Publishing Editor, SAGE Publishing

Matt Landau

Matt Landau is a senior publishing editor in the STM (Science, Technology, and Medicine) Journals team at SAGE Publishing. He has worked in STM journals publishing for more than six years, having previously completed a Bachelor’s degree in psychology at University College London. Before joining SAGE in 2015, he was a senior journal development editor for veterinary and plant science journals at Open Access publisher BioMed Central. Based in SAGE’s London office, Matt manages a range of engineering and materials science journals, including Waste Management & Research. This involves providing editors-in-chief and scientific society partners with strategic editorial advice and support on ethical or peer review issues.

Lucy Price, Marketing Manager, SAGE Publishing

Lucy Price

Lucy Price is a marketing manager at SAGE Publishing working on a wide range of journals across engineering and geography. She has worked in academic publishing for more than eight years, including at Harvard University Press and Palgrave Macmillan.

Arne Ragossnig, Managing Partner, UTC UmweltTechnik und GeoConsulting ZT GmbH, Austria

Arne Ragossnig

Arne Ragossnig has completed his PhD studies in environmental engineering, with a focus on thermal utilization of waste at the University of Leoben. After several years being responsible for sales controlling and sales coordination at the international Austrian plant engineering company VA TECH WABAG GmbH, he became head of the study programs Energy and Environmental Management and Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Applied Science FH Burgenland. As managing director and head of research and development, he was responsible for building up research activities at FH Burgenland. In 2012, he became vice-rector of FH Burgenland. In 2013, he became self-employed as managing partner of UTC ZT GmbH. He is a lecturer at universities and associate editor of the scientific ISWA journal Waste Management & Research. In addition, he is a member of the steering committees of several international conferences such as Recy & DepoTech, taking place every second year at the University of Leoben.