The Journal of Mega Infrastructure & Sustainable Development, free access on-line and Call for papers

Professor Harry Dimitriou, Leader of the Centre of Excellence OMEGA, is the Managing Editor of a scientific journal about Mega Infrastructure & Sustainable Development. All three issues of Volume 1 of the journal are in free access on-line. The journal welcomes also contributions from practitioners, researchers and key stakeholder both in the developed and developing world.

The work at OMEGA led to the development of the Journal of Mega Infrastructure & Sustainable Development that provides a platform to critically examine the theory and practice of international mega infrastructure development holistically in different contexts. It explores the complexities, risks, opportunities and uncertainties entailed in decision-making and governance of large-scale infrastructure plans, programmes and projects, the lessons they offer for the future, and their potential to promote and deliver more sustainable development.

The journal comprises 3 parts:

  • Part One containing articles on Theories and Applied Research in Mega Infrastructure Development.
  • Part Two containing articles on International Experience and Practice in Mega Infrastructure Development.
  • Part Three featuring Reviews of international research papers, monographs, books and case studies, together with letters, conference reports and a quarterly commissioned column on mega infrastructure investment and sustainable development challenges world-wide (Carte Blanche).

All three issues of Volume 1 of the journal are in free access on-line here.

The Call for Papers and Guidelines can be found here.

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Deadline: 15 September 2021

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This yearly award is aimed at supporting young individual researchers and students in is pursuance.

Call deadline: March 1, 2021 .


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