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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted in English, and must be original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be submitted via the online editorial management system as a word file. It should not be longer than 10,000 words. It should be single spaced, use 12pt font in Times New Roman.

List of References
Any item that has a citation in the text should be included in the list of references at the end of the manuscript. The references should be arranged alphabetically by their author. Any reference which exceeds more than one line in length has the subsequent lines indented. For non-English items, put the English title in brackets after the original title and include a note after the place of publication in brackets specifying the language.
Format for references:
Jonientz-Trisler, C., Whiley, T, and Suzuki, K. (2005) Planning for tsunami-resilient communities. Natural Hazards, 35 (1): 121-139.
Haehnel, R. B., and Daly, S. F. (2002) Maximum impact force of woody debris on floodplain structures. Technical Report: ERDC/CRREL TR-02-2, US Army Corps of Engineers, 40pp.
Austin, George T. (1988) Shreve’s Chemical Process Industries. Fifth Edition. McGraw-Hill International Editions, Chemical Engineering Series: Singapore, pp.859.
Van Dijk, Sander (2008) Environmental Impact Assessment: Tsunami Indonesia. United Nations, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affaires, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Tables and figures: Tables and figures, numbered in the order they appear, should be placed within the text as close as possible to where they are cited. Table captions should appear on top of the tables, figure captions should appear below the figures.

When referring to an author’s work, the author’s last name and the year of publication are placed in the text in parentheses. There is no punctuation between the last name and the year of publication. Here are some examples:
For one author: …resulting in excessive volumes of water entering Mozambique’s catchment areas (Matsimbe 2003).
For two authors: …the vulnerability of buildings to tsunami will depend on many factors……such as the presence of barriers (Dominey-Howes and Papathoma 2007).
For three or more authors: ...earthquake initially caused fires in five storage tanks and hundreds of oil spills at two oil refineries in Niigata harbor (Iwabuchi et al. 2006).


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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