Disaster Prevention and Management sets out to advance the available knowledge in the broad field of disaster risk reduction and management. The prime requirement will be that each article:
- makes a significant original contribution to the field
- is directly relevant to disaster risk reduction and management
- contains elements which have general application
- is within the scope of the journal coverage
- has not been published previously except in very limited circulation
Disaster Prevention and Management (DPM) sets out to advance knowledge in the broad field of disaster risk reduction and management. Disasters refer to events associated to all forms of hazards, including natural phenomena, technological accidents, criminality and conflicts, complex emergencies, transportation accidents, poverty and other social and economic threats.
DPM aims at providing a platform for bridging the gap between a large array of academic disciplines and stakeholders, including policy makers, practitioners and representatives of the civil society / local communities. Therefore, it therefore particularly welcomes contributions which emphasise multi-disciplinary and multi-actor perspectives on innovative topics related to disaster risk reduction and management.
The journal publishes two types of articles. Long research papers (between 6 and 7,000 words) cover conceptual and theoretical reflections, methodological contributions and case studies. Short articles (up to 4,000 words) include commentaries, policy and practice briefings, field reports and book reviews. For the latter, reviewers are encouraged to send their review to the book author(s) to solicit a reply, which will be published along the review.
DPM only considers high-quality articles which are peer-reviewed by one (short articles) or two (long articles) external experts and the editors before acceptance for publication. To speak to a large range of stakeholders, including non-academic actors, both short and long articles must avoid technical jargons.
DPM also encourages the contribution of junior scholars, authors from less affluent countries and non-native English speakers, and provide support to assist them throughout the reviewing and publication of their manuscript.
Key Journal Audiences
The journal has a wide-ranging relevance to academic organisations, government and international organisations, non-governmental organisations, private sector organisations, and civil society groups:
- Academic institutions
- Research centres
- Think-tank organisations
- Civil defence and other emergency organisations
- National and local government institutions
- International organisations such as United Nations agencies
- Non-governmental organisations and charities
- Red Cross and Red Crescent societies
- Insurance companies
- Consultancy firms
- Industrial companies
- Financial institutions
- Health organisations
The journal publishes conceptual and theoretical reflections, methodological contributions, policy and practice briefings, case studies, and reports from the field. Book reviews are also most welcome. Reviewers are encouraged to send their review to the book author(s) to solicit a reply, which will be published along the review.
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* 2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2013)
- Resourcing for post-disaster reconstruction: a comparative study of Indonesia and China
Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville
Volume: 21 Issue: 1; 2012
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