Planet@Risk - Special Issue on IDRC Davos 2016

This year’s International Disaster and Risk Conference theme is “Integrative Risk Management – towards resilient cities,” focusing on urban areas and promoting their resilience. Key questions discussed include: 1) how to make cities less vulnerable to threats and 2) how to increase resilience to make cities a safer place.

Main topics addressed in the context of urban areas are:

  • Natural hazards
  • Technological risks
  • Critical infrastructures
  • Terrorism
  • Environment/biological risks
  • NaTech risks
  • Sovereign risk financing tools, insurance
  • Harmonization of DRR and climate change adaptation

Main cross cutting themes addressed in the context of urban areas are:

  • Vulnerability and resilience
  • Safety and security
  • Education, training, capacity building
  • Equity and inclusion in DRR (gender disabilities, migration, etc.)

This Special Issue of Planet@Risk searches for papers focusing on the topics and themes listed above. We would like to encourage potential authors to contribute to this Special Issue from all perspectives and disciplines to enrich the discussion on the current state of integrated Disaster Risk Reduction. This Special Issue on IDRC Davos 2016 is of interest to business leaders, decision makers, practitioners, UN-, IO- & NGO-agents, scientists, and many more.


Manuscript Due:
30 September 2016 

First Decision Date:
31 October 2016

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be formatted and be submitted online according to the instructions outlined in the Guidelines for Authors. In order to submit a contribution in the correct format, authors are advised to use our Template for Manuscripts. Manuscripts submitted in a different format than the one requested, will not be considered for the review process.

English language editing: English language editing will be done by experts/editors after receipt of article processing charge. However manuscript must be of good quality English at the time of submission, otherwise it will be rejected at the initial stage. The English language editing will be done free of cost.

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 comply with 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. All co-authors have given their consent to the final version of the manuscript and to its submission to the journal for publication. The lead author is responsible to achieve that consent.

  3. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  4. The template for manuscripts has been used to format the manuscript and the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the guidelines for authors have been followed.