Introducing the Indonesian Journal of Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability
IJoLCAS (Indonesian Journal of Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability) is a peer-reviewed journal covering studies in the areas of LCA and closely related methods to assess sustainability. It aims to support global sustainable development with emphasize on the cases of Indonesia, Asia, and surrounding regions. LCA considers environmental impacts of goods and services over their lifetime, implying consideration over material extraction from the earth, conversion into products, distribution to customers, and final disposal to the environment. In its later development, LCA has expanded to cover social and economic aspects as well.
IJoLCAS accepts contributions on the following topics: life cycle assessment, life cycle inventory, life cycle impact assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment, social life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, environmental footprint, carbon footprint, water footprint, land footprint, chemical footprint, life cycle perspective/thinking/approach in environmental management system, life cycle engineering, input-output analysis, substance and material flow analysis, industrial ecology, and circular economy.
The journal will be published online, twice a year in January and July, with a minimum of 5 articles in one issue, 2 or 3 of which are allocated to international contribution, i.e. authors from outside Indonesia. Contribution can be in the forms of research articles, review, or viewpoint. The manuscript should follow the provided template. Its size is at least 2500 words, not including abstract and references. Each submission will undergo plagiarism-check and review by anonymous reviewers. Paper submission and publication in IJoLCAS and access to the published papers are free of charge.
The society affiliation and publisher of IJoLCAS is ILCAN (Indonesian Life Cycle Assessment Network, www.ilcan.or.id), which secretariat are both at Research Center for Chemistry, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). The 1st issue of IJoLCAS has been published on line (e-ISSN 2548-804X), consisting of 5 papers is now available for download. , and the editors are listed at ijolcas.ilcan.or.id/index.php/IJoLCAS/about/editorialTeam.