Sanitation Value Chain, An international Journal of Sanitation Value Chain

Sanitation Value Chain
  • ISSN 2432-5058 (print)
  • ISSN 2432-5066 (online)
vol1, Sanitation Value Chain,An international Journal of Sanitation Value Chain

The preface for the first issue of
the Sanitation Value Chain

We are delighted to announce the launch of Sanitation Value Chain (SVC) and the online publication of the first issue of the journal.

As a fully open access publication, SVC provides maximum exposure for published articles, making the research available to all to read and share.

SVC publishes high quality peer-reviewed research papers on all aspects of the science, technology and cultures of sanitation. SVC is now inviting new submissions from researchers around the world. Articles published in SVC are free of charge and fully accessible via the journal website. Details on manuscript preparation and submission are available on this website.

We sincerely hope that through its published articles, SVC will provide up-to-date information about new and exciting research results in the domains of sanitation and its value chains to the scientific community.

27 November 2017


Editor-in-chief of SVC

Our journal has been released on J-STAGE.

About SVC

Aims and scope

Sanitation Value Chain publishes research papers on all aspects of the science, technology and cultures of sanitation.
An outline of the journal’s scope includes:

  • ✓ Humanity and Sanitation
  • ✓ Public Health and Risk Assessment
  • ✓ Business Models of Sanitation
  • ✓ Resources Recovery and Reuse in Sanitation
  • ✓ Socio-Economic Aspects of Sanitation
  • ✓ Technical Aspect of Sanitation
  • ✓ Sanitation and Agriculture
  • ✓ Field Study of Sanitation

Editorial board

  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature / Hokkaido University, Japan

Deputy editor-in-chief
  • Seiji NAKAO
  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan

  • Naoyuki FUNAMIZU
  • Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan

  • Hidenori HARADA
  • Kyoto University, Japan

  • Koji HAYASHI
  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan

  • De La Salle University, Philippines

  • Takashi INOUE
  • Hokkaido University, Japan

  • Makoto NISHI
  • Kyoto University, Japan

  • Imasiku Anayama NYAMBE
  • University of Zambia, Zambia

  • Sebastian Ignacio Charchalac OCHOA
  • Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala

  • Yuko SHIRAI
  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan

  • Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia

  • Ueru TANAKA
  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan

  • Motoki TAKAHASHI
  • Kyoto University, Japan

  • Hokkaido Research Organization, Japan

  • Eeva Liisa VISKARI
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

  • Miguel Ángel López ZAVALA
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico

Managing editors
  • Saki HONMA
  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan

  • Ayako KIMURA
  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan

For authors

Types of manuscripts

The journal accepts original articles, research reports, and reviews that have not been published before. All these papers are open-access and peer-reviewed.
Original articles may be anywhere from 2,500 to 6,000 words in length. Research reports are up to 4,000 words, shorter than major articles, restricted to straightforward presentations of research results. Reviews cover contemporary trends and topics relating sanitation values chain.
Each article should be accompanied by a title page that includes: all authors’ names, institutional affiliations, address, and e-mail address. The title should be less than 145 characters (not including spaces). Subtitles should be no more than 40 characters (including spaces), up to six keywords. Abstract should be no more than of 300 words.

Submission and peer-review process

Submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed. Manuscripts must be submitted as a word document in electric format by e-mail (E-mail). Submissions will be immediately acknowledged but due to the review process, acceptance may take up to six months.
Submissions are first evaluated by the editors. If felt to be suitable for publication, manuscripts will move into the double-blind review process. Following the advice of reviewers, the editors will write report on the result of manuscripts and decide whether the piece a) is appropriate to be published with minor or no changes; b) need to be revised and resubmitted; or c) is to be rejected.

Formatting details

✓ References

In the text, references should be cited by author and year as (Miles 1957; Gresho et al. 1984). References to articles “in press” are permitted, but the name of the journal where the manuscript will be published must be included. Personal communications in the format (A. Smith, personal communication) should be authorized in writing by the person who issued the communication.
Examples of in-text citations and references.

✓ Figures

Figures should have a brief title and be numbered. Image files should be submitted in JPEG (.jpg), TIFF (.tif/.tiff), PowerPoint (.ppt/pptx), Illustrator (.ai) or PDF (.pdf) format. Lettering in the figures should be large enough to be clearly legible when the Figures are reduced to fit the page or column width.
Rasterized based files (i.e. with .tiff or .jpeg etc.) require a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Line art should be supplied with a minimum resolution of 800 dpi.

✓ Tables

Tables should be submitted in Excel file separately and should have a brief title and numbered.

See the last issue.

Author Responsibilities

✓ License Agreement

Corresponding author is responsible for the content of their articles, the accuracy of quotations and their correct attribution, for the legal rights to publish any material submitted (incl. supplementary materials such as figures or tables), and for submitting their manuscripts in proper form for publication.
Manuscripts submitted to Sanitation Value Chain should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other journal or have been published elsewhere in any form.

✓ Authorship Statement

All persons who meet authorship criteria are listed as authors, and all authors certify that they have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content, including participation in the concept, design, analysis, writing, or revision of the manuscript. Furthermore, each author certifies that this material or similar material has not been and will not be submitted to or published in any other publication before its appearance in Sanitation Value Chain.

Corresponding author is requested to submit “License Agreement” and “Authorship Statement” after the article is accepted.

Contact information

Sanitation Value Chain Editorial Office

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
457-4 Kyoto, 603-8047 JAPAN
Email: E-mail



Laboratory of Human Ecology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Hokkaido University
N-12, W-5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0812, JAPAN
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