WW top banner


Innovative research on waste from around the world

Worldwide Waste
A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

A Subscribe-to-Open Journal

Aims and Scope

Worldwide Waste is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal presenting innovative research on waste from around the world. It provides the first scholarly platform for open-access scholarship that critically interrogates the cultural, social, economic and political systems within which waste is created, managed and circulated. Since both the materials of discards and their meanings vary in time and space, research on waste needs to attend to empirical investigation of local contexts. Devoted to scholarship, the journal privileges no particular theories, debates or trends. Its goal is to actively stimulate publications of innovative scholarship on relatively unexplored topics and/or from geographical areas that have thus far been underrepresented in waste studies. The scope of Worldwide Waste is not restricted to the present, but welcomes contributions from scholars investigating historical aspects of human relationships with waste. Submissions are encouraged from across the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, archaeology, ecology, geography, politics, sociology, and science and technology studies. Submissions are also welcomed from disciplines in which waste-related research is currently less prominently represented, such as literature, philosophy, and the visual and performing arts.

Worldwide Waste will be published by white Horse Press from 2024. Previous volumes were published by Ubiquity, and all back articles can be accessed on the journal's Ubiquity webpage, here.

Worldwide Waste is conceived as open access. For 2024, we are seeking to cover the journal's production costs without charging author fees through a Subscribe-to-Open offer.

The journal publishes double blind peer reviewed papers. Papers should be submitted using our ONLINE SUBMISSION SYSTEM, coming soon; until the new online system is ready, please contact the editors. The present, Ubiquity, submission portal is now closed to new submissions.


Co-editors in Chief

Katarzyna Cwiertka  Leiden University, Netherlands
Loretta Lou  Durham University, United Kingdom

Editorial Board

Catherine Alexander  Durham University, United Kingdom
Marco Armiero  Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain
Trine Brox  University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Elena Burgos Martinez  Leiden University, Netherlands
Waqas H. Butt  University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada
Freek Colombijn  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Julia Corwin  London School of Economics and Political Sciences, United Kingdom
Jacob Doherty  University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Assa Doron  Australian National University, Australia
Patrick O’Hare  University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Masanobu Ishikawa  Eikei University of Hiroshima, Japan
Professor Ka-Ming Wu  Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Peter Little  Rhode Island College, United States
Adam Liebman  DePauw University, United States
Anna Lora-Wainwright  University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Josh Reno  Binghamton University, United States
Gonçalo Santos  University of Coimbra, Portugal
Tammara Soma  Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jun Zhang  City University of Hong Kong, China

ISSN: 2399-7117 (Online, OPEN ACCESS via S2O)

28th percentile
Powered by  Scopus

TOP BANNER: Photo by Robert V. Ruggiero on Unsplash; BOTTOM BANNER: Photo by Muntaka Chasant Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0; BODY: Photo by li hao on Unsplash.

rubbish dump in Agbogbloshie, Ghana