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Call for Special Issue Papers: EQ&OR: Environmental Quality and Operations Research

Special issue call for papers from Management of Environmental Quality

EQ&OR: Environmental Quality and Operations Research

Guest Editor:
Surya Prakash Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, [email protected]

The rapid climate change and global warming forced the industries to rethink its business operational strategy from an environmental quality perspective. Over the last decade, carbon trading concept emerged which to a great extent forced business organizations globally to shift from traditional operations and production into an eco-friendly one i.e. environmentally sustainable operations to manage environmental quality. Traditionally, business operations were strategized, designed and optimized considering all factors either qualitative or quantitative primarily focusing revenue/ profit. However, these well proven traditional approaches now-a-days are not effective and efficient to manage the business in presence of carbon trading. Therefore, there is need for re-strategized, re-designed and re-optimized operations considering not only optimizing revenue/ profit but also managing optimally environmental quality.

The Special Issue aims to provide latest development in the field of environmental quality through quantitative modelling using Operations Research, and qualitative modelling using various multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) tools and techniques. These papers can be used for future research directions and can be also used as teaching aids to demonstrate applicability of areas in real practise.

The Special Issue focuses but is not limited to the following topics:

•    Environmentally sustainable manufacturing, production and planning
•    Environmentally  sustainable production and consumption
•    Environmentally  sustainable logistics network for supply chain including reverse logistics
•    Environmentally sustainable procurement plan
•    Environmentally  sustainable plant layout/location design
•    Multi-criteria decision making  for managing environmental quality
•    Big data approach for managing environmental quality
•    Waste management (reduce, reuse, recycle) towards managing environmental quality
•    Environmentally  sustainable services management


The closing date for submission of manuscripts is 31st December 2017.  This special issue is scheduled to be published in June 2018.

Please see the author guidelines page, for advice on the submissions process, including information on formats and length limit:

Submissions to must be through Scholar-One Manuscripts. Registration and access are available at:


Please feel free to direct any questions to the Guest Editor, Professor Singh. We look forward to your submissions!