Call for Papers for Book on Genetically Modified Organisms


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  • 2014•06•19

    Paper submissions are invited for the edited book Risk Analysis and Governance of GMOs in Developing Countries – How Can Current Impediments be Addressed in Support of Innovation? (tentative title). The co-editors of the book are Dr. Ademola Adenle (UNU-IAS), Prof. Jens Kossmann (Institute of Plant Biotechnology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa), and Dr. Jan-Hendrik Groenewald (Biosafety South Africa, Technology Innovation Agency, South Africa).

    The potential risks associated with the development and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) continues to generate controversy around the world. This book aims to present ideas on the risk analysis of GMOs to inform effective decision-making in developing countries, and apply the proposed methodologies and frameworks to relevant, current GM-technology projects in the developing world to ensure relevance and suitability. The book is targeted at policymakers, non-governmental organisations, academia and scholars from related disciplines.


    Each chapter must be an original work or a review of recent data which has not been published elsewhere. 8, 000 words maximum is expected for each chapter (excluding references, tables, figures, etc.). Authors should avoid endnotes, footnotes and the use of appendices. The case studies, ideas, new concepts or adaptations of existing approaches should be concise and clearly written in British English. Authors are strongly encouraged to ensure their text is non-technical, concise, relevant and accessible to a general audience.

    Submitting a Proposal

    If you are interested in submitting a chapter, please write a short summary (500–1000 words) and attach a short CV/bio (maximum one page), and email these documents to: The deadline for proposal submissions is 30 August 2014.

    Topic Guidelines

    The tentative topics and guidelines below are provided to assist potential contributors in writing their chapters. These are not the final topics for the book. Authors should be guided by the broad concept and guidelines below to develop their proposal and clearly identify where their manuscript will fit in:

    • Section 1: Integrated risk analysis methodology and decision-making
    • Section 2: Diversification of expertise
    • Section 3: Risk analysis-based regulatory systems

    For further details, please refer to the full call for papers.

  • CFP on GMOs June 2014

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    CFP on GMOs - June 2014

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