LAGOS JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Lagos, Nigeria
SPECIAL ISSUE ON COVID-19 IN NIGERIA: BUILT ENVIRONMENT PERSPECTIVES
Submission deadline is 31 October 2020.
Expected publication date: January 2021.
The Covid-19 pandemic presents critical challenges to science, governments and societies spanning a range of academic disciplines. These challenges, and the research questions that arise, also vary in important ways across spatial, political and social contexts. The Nigerian built environment has been particularly impacted – from closure of construction sites, to real estate and urban transport sector disruptions as well as implications for housing, urban planning, urban renewal and urban design.
The purpose of this special issue is to compile a cross-disciplinary collection of research and perspectives on the pandemic in Nigeria. Among the broad areas this issue will cover are environmental and public health, real estate dynamics, architecture, building and engineering, urban and construction economics, construction management, geo-spatial analysis, urban planning, urban design, agriculture and food security. We welcome scientific contributions interrogating measures adopted to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as well as policy and practice interventions being considered or adopted to navigate the new normal.
The Lagos Journal of Environmental Studies (ljes.unilag.edu.ng) is a bi-annual journal published by the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Lagos since 1997. It is a peer reviewed, open access, inter- and multidisciplinary scientific journal, and a veritable platform for disseminating dependable and timely information emanating from original research on the African construction industry, environmental issues, development studies and related fields.
Papers submission format:
Original full-length research papers that have not been published previously, and should not exceed 7,500 words from introduction to conclusion, including references, and have no more than five tables and figures combined. Research papers should not contain more than 40 references. References and Tables should be in APA 7th edition style.
SUBMISSIONS to be sent to LJES@UNILAG.EDU.NG, with email title indicating Special issue.
Given the intention to contribute to knowledge during the pandemic and its immediate aftermath, articles will be processed in rolling fashion with the aim of providing a final decision within 3months of first submission – including the revision and resubmission process. Authors should, therefore, be prepared to implement revisions within a period of four weeks. Queries may be sent to the Editorial Board Secretary: Dr Julius Faremi (firstname.lastname@example.org)