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Call for papers – Volume 4 of International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy

The International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy is a book series exploring critical questions under law and policy regarding the protection and sustainable management of soil and land at the international, national and regional level.

Now in its fourth volume, the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy (IYSLP) covers a range of key topics and serves as an indispensable tool for all academics, legislators and policymakers working in this field.

Volume 4 of the IYSLP will contain four parts. The first part will center around the theme “sustainable soil management in Africa”. The second part will cover recent international developments which relate to or impact soil use and management, the third will present regional and national reports on soil protection law and policy, and the fourth part will discuss cross-cutting issues.

The Editorial Board would like to invite proposals for papers to be submitted for Volume 4 by the end of November 2018. Proposals may be intended for any of the four envisaged parts of Volume 4 and in the form of an abstract of between 250-500 words. Those papers selected for publication will be due in full draft at the end of March 2019.

ABOUT: The International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy is published by SPRINGER Publishing House in hard copy as well as e-book format. The Chief Editor is Dr. Harald Ginzky (German Environment Agency). Editors for the fourth volume will be Elizabeth Dooley (University of Exeter, United Kingdom), Dr. Irene Heuser (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Professor Dr. Emmanuel Kazimbazi (Makerere University, Uganda), Dr. Robert Kibugi (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Dr. Till Markus (University of Bremen, Germany), Professor Tianbao Qin (Wuhan University, China) and Professor Oliver Ruppel (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa).

Proposals should be sent to Dr. Harald Ginzky, Chief Editor of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy, at harald.ginzky [at]

You may wish to have a look at the previous ones: ( the first two volumes were dedicated to the Land Degradation Neutrality and the Goal 15.3