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Editor in Chief: RAFFAELLO COSSU

RAFFAELLO COSSU, University of Padova, Italy
Raffaello Cossu is Emeritus Professor of Solid Waste Management at the University of Padova (Italy) where he leaded the Research Center of Environmental Engineering. He retired from teaching in September 2018. Former President of the School of Environmental and Engineering at the same University from 2000 to 2013. From 2009 to 2017 he was Editor in Chief of Waste Management, the IWWG international scientific journal on waste management published by Elsevier.
He was President of IWWG (International Waste Working Group) from 2004 until 2009 , and currently is a member of the Managing Board of the same Association.
In 2017 he was recipient of the prestigious "A Life for Waste" Award.
He has given a series of talks and presentations in conferences on Waste Management and landfilling throughout the world.
He is author of more than 150 scientific papers and five international books on waste management, published by Academic Press, Elsevier, EF and Spon.

The main responsibility of the Editor in Chief is to assign papers to Associate Editors, to ensure a fair and transparent peer review procedure and to take a final decision as to whether a submitted manuscript will be published.
The EiC may reject papers upfront and decide not to forward them to the peer review process. This may occur in the case of submission of clearly plagiarized or previously published papers, as well as of papers that fall outside the scope of the Journal, or are not innovative or of low relevance for readers.

In addition, the EiC will be directly responsibility for dealing with any issues arising subsequent to publication, and handling complaints in line with an established procedure for the reconsideration of editorial decisions.