Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The main objective of the IDRiM Journal is to promote knowledge transfer and dissemination of information on all aspects of integrated disaster risk management. The journal will seek to promote success models for implementation of integrated disaster risk management and comparative case studies, innovative countermeasures for disaster risk reduction, and interdisciplinary research and education in real-world localities, varying in geographic, climatic, political, cultural and social systems. IDRiM also explores implementation science for disaster reduction.

The journal is intended for a wide audience including researchers and academics, policy and decision makers, practitioners and interested citizens. Thus, easy to understand language without sacrificing scientific content is encouraged.

 

Section Policies

Regular Articles

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IDRiM Conference Special Issue Articles

Articles submitted for the IDRiM Conference Special Issue must be based on work presented at the annual IDRiM Conference.

All other policies are the same as for the regular IDRiM Journal articles

Editors
  • Ana Maria Cruz
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Articles not assigned to an issue

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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to the IDRiM Journal will go under a rigorous peer-review process. Submitted manuscripts will be checked by the editorial manager(s) to insure that they comply with the minimum requirements (e.g., topic, length, format, English). The managing editor(s) will then submit the manuscript to one or several of the chief editors who can consult with one or more members of the editorial board if they can review the manuscript or make recommendations on three reviewers.

Once review comments are obtained, the chief editor assigned to that particular manuscript decides if the manuscript can be accepted as is, with minor corrections, with major corrections, or is refused for publication. Major revisions are treated as new submissions, whereas minor revisions are immediately transferred to the Publication Production Office or after the corresponding editor/special issue editor has accepted the changes, respectively.

Upon acceptance of the manuscript by the Chief Editor(s), the manuscript will go on to Editorial correction and proof reading. Proof read papers will be published online first, and will later be published in Quarterly online volumes which can be easily downloaded to Printed Journal Form.

The managing of the manuscript from the submission, through the review process, corrections, to the final proofs and online publication are managed through an online editorial management system.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge

 

Journal Subject Areas and Contents

IDRiM Journal hopes to attract manuscripts on implementable integrated disaster risk management approaches for disaster risk reduction that offer reliable, affordable and effective solutions for minimizing the loss of life, property damage, and social and economic disruption.

The Journal will consider integrated disaster risk management solutions for all types of natural hazards (earthquakes, flood, drought windstorms, landslides, etc.) and secondary hazards arising from them such as damage to critical infrastructure and other essential facilities. It will also include the development methods and tools for modeling and assessment of disaster risks; socio-economic studies, human and economic loss estimation, and catastrophic risk insurance. IDRiM also covers the governance of disaster risks, design of institutional schemes, participatory approaches, etc. The nature of the contents include research papers, review papers, case studies, rapid communications (letters), conference reports, calendar of events, and news.

 

Audience

The journal is intended for a wide audience including researchers and academics, policy and decision makers, practitioners and interested citizens. Thus, easy to understand language without sacrificing scientific content will be encouraged.

 

Review Guidelines

When reviewing manuscripts for the IDRiM Journal please keep in mind the following:
a) If the article is particularly suitable for the journal
b) If the research contributes to existing knowledge on the subject
c) If the research is original, or uses innovative models or tools
d) If the methodology used is appropriate, sound
e) If the conclusions are well substantiated or need strengthening
f) If the abstract is accurate
g) If the figures and tables are necessary and clear
h) Whether the references are comprehensive or lacking
i) If the English is good or requires editing
Any suggestions for necessary revisions would also be welcome.