The 7th 3RINCs will be held online next March !

Dear all,

We are glad to announce that the 7th 3RINCs will be held online next March.
3R International Scientific Conferences (3RINCs) have been held by Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management in various Asian countries.
Unfortunately, the 6th 3RINCs online in March 2020 was abandoned due to COVID-19.
However, the process of exchanging information through abstracts and of publishing academic journal has been being carried out .

In addition, at the Autumn Annual Conference, a special session on waste treatment under COVID-19 was held online.
More than 300 people participated in the session, mainly from Asian countries, and a joint declaration was published.
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Continuous webinar in collaboration with IGES etc. is also popular.
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Hundreds of people including young researchers and students from developing countries participated and discussed lively especially because it is online, so that we felt confident about the result.

The 7th 3RINCs is under consideration for implementation online.
Though details will be scheduled by the end of this month, we would like you to know and participate in this 3RINCs.
We would like to take advantage of online and proceed with the project.
Please send us your opinions, ideas and requests.

  • Schedule: Several days centered on mid-March 2021 (assuming the week of 3/15)
    Setting that takes into account the time difference with Asian countries (Example: Late afternoon hours in a few days)
  • Contents: Special sessions, general sessions, corporate sessions, exchange projects, etc.

We are planning to ask you for submissions for special issues in an English journal as hitherto.

Thank you for your cooperation.

International Committee

【Call for the special issue of the 6th 3RINCs】Deadline Extended!

The deadline for paper submission to JMCWM “the 6th 3RINCs special issue” is extended to July 15 2020.

You can get the following letter regarding the call for papers by clicking the URL below.


Dear participants of the 6th 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management (3RINCs) 2020, Tsukuba, Japan – Deadline Extended.

We are pleased to invite you to submit a manuscript for a Special Issue of the Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JMCWM) on the 6th 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management (3RINCs) 2020. The 6th 3RINCs has been canceled due to global concerns about the contagions. However, in order to keep a record of the academic achievements of the conference participants, we will try to edit this Special Issue of the 6th 3RINCs.

The first issue of JMCWM was published at the end of October 1999, and the latest issue, Vol.22, No.2, was published in March 2020.  At first, we published biannual English journal. Beginning with Vol.22, it has become bimonthly. In 2019, JMCWM obtained Impact Factor of 2.004.

These are the conditions for paper submission to the 6th 3RINCs Special Issue : 1) Those who had an abstract registration for the 6th 3RINCs, and those who paid and did not request a refund of the conference registration fee, can submit his/her paper to the special issue; and 2) the submitted manuscripts should be significantly enhanced and updated from the original short abstract published in the proceedings of the 6th 3RINCs 2020. We would like you to keep the above two points in mind. In particular, point 2) is important in order to avoid any possibility of receiving duplicate submissions. Please note that only manuscripts containing data and information beyond the material presented in the proceedings of the 6th 3RINCs 2020 will be accepted for publication. All manuscripts for the 6th 3RINCs 2020 Special Issue of JMCWM will be subject to the standard rules and review process for peer reviewed papers, including the review of each manuscript by at least two international experts. The deadline for paper submission is July 15, 2020. Accepted papers will be published at the end of March or May, 2021 (Volume 23).

There will be no page charge for authors in the 6th 3RINCs 2020 Special Issue of JMCWM. Color illustrations will be accepted; however authors will be expected to make a contribution to help pay for extra costs. Instructions for authors are available on the JMCWM page on the Springer Link site (website address below). You can also find other information for submission and publication.

Please submit your manuscript using the online system, Editorial Manager (EM):

Specifications for your submission to the Special Issue of the 6th 3RINCs 2020 would be appreciated. Please provide them in the space reserved for author comments (“Enter Comments”, as shown in the figure below).

We are looking forward to receiving your manuscripts.

Best regards,

Special Editors for the 6th 3RINCs 2020, the Special Issue of JMCWM
Dr. Tomonori Ishigaki
Professor Toshiaki Yoshioka
Professor Shinichi Sakai


Additional Submission of Abstracts

It seems that there are still some who missed the deadline for abstract submission. If you are the one, please talk to us ( ). You may have the chance to be a presenter at the conference. Of course, we would like to deal flexibly with extension of early bird registration fee for the additional participants.