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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • You used a template provided for writing the paper.

Author Guidelines

International Journal of Disaster Risk Management publication is intended to further the progress of science by reporting research or reviews. Authors are expected to follow the publication ethics and avoid data fabrication and falsification. Plagiarism constitutes scientific misconduct and is not acceptable. All the submitted articles will be checked in for plagiarism. So authors and co-authors are expected to have made reasonable attempts to check findings before submitting them to our journal for publication. Also, authors are expected to keep all research data for verification even after the publication. The failure to keep the data may be regarded as misconduct.

Please, use the template for writing the article - link and guidelines for contributors - link

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been, will not be, nor is at present submitted elsewhere, and that its submission for publication has been approved by all of the authors and by the institution where the work was carried out; in addition that any person cited as a personal communication has approved such citation. Written authorisation may be required at the editor's discretion.

Articles and any other material published in the Journal of Disaster Risk Management represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be construed to reflect the opinions of the editor(s) and the publisher. Authors submitting a manuscript do so with the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to the publisher. The publisher will not refuse any reasonable request by the author for permission to reproduce any of his/her contributions to International Journal Of Disaster Risk Management.

 Length of paper

 The usual length of the paper should be restricted to 5.000 words. However, a longer paper can be considered by the editorial team, when applicable. The longer paper will be subjected to a delay in publication.

List of Symbols

 The manuscript should contain a list of all symbols used in the paper. They should be identified typographically for the printer, not mathematically. This list will not appear in print, but is essential to avoid publication delay.


 Text footnotes should be avoided whenever possible. If they must be used, indicate them by superscript lower-case letters in the text.


References are to be listed in the order cited in the text as APA (American Psychological Association) style. References in the text are to be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, in the order of the first appearance. They can be typed in superscripts after punctuation marks, e.g. in below:

 APA Examples - Books

Page numbers refer to the relevant page in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.

Book (p. 203):

Takahashi, S. (2009). The manga guide to statistics. San Francisco, CA: No Starch Press.

Book chapter in an anthology (p. 204):

Vessey, D. (2001). Hey-diddley-ho neighboreenos: Ned Flanders and neighborly love. In W. Irwin, M. T. Conrad,  & A. J. Skoble (Eds.),
     The Simpsons and philosophy (pp. 202-214). Chicago, IL: Open Court.

Article in a reference book (p. 203):

Chapman, R. (2000). GI Joe. In T. Pendergast & S. Pendergast (Eds.), St. James encyclopedia of popular culture (Vol. 2, pp. 229-230).
     Detroit, MI: St. James Press.

APA Examples - Periodicals

Journal article with DOI (p. 198):

Shepherd, L. & Kuczynski, A. (2009). The use of emotive imagery and behavioral techniques for a 10-year-old  boy's nocturnal fear
     of ghosts and zombies. Clinical Case Studies, 8(2), 99-112. doi:10.1177/1534650108329664

Journal article with no DOI listed (p. 199):

  • If article was retrieved from a print journal:

Mabry, R., & Deiermann, P. (2009). Of cheese and crust: A proof of the pizza conjecture and other tasty results.
     American Mathematical Monthly, 116(5), 423-438.

  • If article was retrieved in electronic format:
    • Check CrossRef for DOI
      • If DOI is found, cite using DOI.
      • "If no DOI has been assigned to the content, provide the home page URL of the journal or of the book or report publisher. If you are accessing the article from a private database, you may need to do a quick web search to locate this URL... In general, it is not necessary to include database information." (pp. 191-192)

Deno, S. (1985). Curriculum-based measurement: The emerging alternative.
      Exceptional Children,52(3), 219-232. Retrieved from http://www.cec.sped.org

      • Your instructor may ask you to use a modified version of APA style, in which you include the name of the database instead of the journal home page or cite articles without a DOI in the print journal format. Check your assignment or ask the professor.

Magazine article - accessed online (p. 200):

Kushner, D. (2009, September). Tricked-out golf carts swarm Florida communities. Wired 17(10). Retrieved from

Magazine article - accessed in print (p. 200):

Reyes, P. (2010, August). Paradise swamped: The boom and bust of the middle-class dream. Harper's Magazine, 321(1923), 39-48.

Newspaper article - accessed online (p. 200):

Kepner, T. (2004, October 21). Back from dead, Red Sox bury Yanks and go to series. The New York Times. Retrieved from

Newspaper article - accessed in print (p. 200):

Itzkoff, D. (2010, July 20). Banned TV episode has its day on DVD. The New York Times, pp. C1, C5.

APA Examples - Websites

Entire website (ref.):

To cite an entire website, give the URL of the site in the text of your paper.  It is not necessary to put cite it in the references section. Only include retrieval dates for sites that change frequently, such as wikis.

Example: The APA style website gives examples of references (http://apastyle.org).

Article on a website (ref.):

Welch, C. (2009, September 9). Web goes nuts for 'crasher squirrel.' Retrieved from

Article from an online reference work (p. 205):

Boondoggle. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster's online dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/boondoggle


 Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. Each table should have a short descriptive caption. Table footnotes should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters.


Figures should be numbered (with Arabic numerals) in order of appearance and should have short descriptive captions. Line drawings must be professionally drafted originals, in black ink, with lettering large enough to be legible after a reduction of 50-60%. Figures should be designed to fit the proportions of the printed page. Illustrations in colour can be accepted only if the authors defray the cost.


Reprints may be purchased; quotes to be provided by the publisher upon request.


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