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The organizing committee of the Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Conference has agreed with the Editor of Journal of Arid Environments (impact factor 1.723) to publish a special issue based on papers/posters presented during the 2012 DDD conference.


We, therefore, encourage scientists working in any aspect of drylands, deserts, and desertification research to submit reports of original, unpublished, studies for inclusion in this special issue.  Manuscripts will be subject to the regular review process of the journal and will have to follow the ethical rules and style as presented here



  • Deadline for submitting a note with tentative title to the e-mail below: November 15, 2012.
  • Deadline for online submission of the full paper: January 15, 2013.

Arnon Karnieli

Alon Tal

Guest editors