Facilities Management in Europe - submit a paper
The editorial team of Facilities is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue dedicated to Facilities management research in Europe.
The special issue will provide an overview of the European FM research agenda and offer deeper insight into the development of research fields and the participating institutions at a national and international level.
FM started to become an academic discipline in Europe after research centres and institutes were established at universities. The first European FM research centres were established in the UK, The Netherlands, Norway, and Denmark. Today, many universities in different countries offer FM courses. Researchers from all over Europe participate in the European Facility Management network (EuroFM). The vision of EuroFM is: ``Advancement of knowledge in facility management in Europe and its application in practice, education and research, in order to communicate best practice through Europe.'' Beside all these activities FM research has become more visible.
As such, Facilities is soliciting approaches that are specific to:
.Excellences in FM research (Who are the researchers?)
.Centres of Excellence in FM (Where does FM research take place?)
.Identification of European FM research fields (What are the research topics?)
.Cooperative projects in FM research (How are the research projects arranged?)
.FM research in European countries (State-of-the-art in FM research?).
This list is not exhaustive and interested authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editor with alternative proposals. Please kindly take note of the following requirements, if you wish to have your paper considered for this special issue:
.The content of the paper must conform with the terms of reference of Facilities.
.All papers submitted will be subject to the normal double blind refereeing process undertaken by the journal.
.Submitted papers must not be under review by any other journal.
The closing date for submissions is: 1 October 2012.
Submissions to Facilities are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, Emerald's online submission and peer review system. Registration and access are available at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/f
Full author guidelines can be found on the journal web site at:
Please contact the special issue Guest Editor for further information:
Associate Professor in Facilities Management, Dr.-Ing. Architect
Phone: +47 73 59 50 62
Mobile: +47 91 89 77 46
Department of Architectural Design and Management, Centre for Real Estate and Facilities Management, Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.