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International Journal of Disaster Risk Science

International Journal of Disaster Risk Science

Editor-in-Chief: P.J. Shi; C. Jaeger
Editorial Director: Ying Li

ISSN: 2095-0055 (print version)
ISSN: 2192-6395 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13753

Berlin / New York / London, 29 June 2011

Springer celebrates the launch of its 50th SpringerOpen journal

New open access journal International Journal of Disaster Risk Sciences is fully sponsored by the Beijing Normal University

With the International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS), Springer is happy to announce its 50th SpringerOpen journal. The open access initiative was launched as SpringerOpen one year ago. IJDRS focuses on theoretical and methodological issues in disaster science, emergency response technology and risk management. The open access journal is fully sponsored by the Beijing Normal University.
Springer started its open access initiative in order to expand open access to all disciplines within the science, technology and medicine (STM) fields. Most of the newly launched SpringerOpen journals derive from the fields of engineering, medicine and mathematics. Springer’s BioMed Central provided the expertise and technology to help successfully establish the SpringerOpen portfolio.
“We are proud of the uptake of SpringerOpen within such a short period of time. There is a great deal of interest on the part of scientists and other partners who are willing to develop new open access journals with us. Of course, we aim to further expand the SpringerOpen portfolio and welcome any new journal plans in all areas of science,” said Wim van der Stelt, EVP Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Springer.
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    The International Journal of Disaster Risk Science is an interdisciplinary English language journal that publishes research papers addressing theoretical and methodological issues in disaster risk science, emergency response technology, and risk management; disaster risk governance policies and regulations; and case studies and comparative research internationally on responses to major disasters. Its primary aim is to create an exchange platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in the field of disaster and risk to communicate, learn, and progress in order to improve the international, national and regional capacities for disaster risk analysis, management, and governance.

    The journal promotes International Human Dimensions Program on Global Environmental Change--Integrated Risk Governance Project or IHDP-IRG research under the strategic framework of global change research, including revealing the dynamic processes of disaster risk, especially catastrophic disaster risk formation, based on an adequate understanding of global, regional, and local social-ecological systems change; establishing a "transition in and out" risk governance model targeting catastrophic disasters exceeding the existing coping capacities through case studies and comparative analyses; refining the various models and modeling tools for catastrophic disaster risk governance; and creating and improving an integrated disaster risk science that can meet the challenges for sustainable development.

    The journal covers a wide range of disaster risks, including natural disaster risk; environmental and ecological disaster risks related to the conditions of the natural environment; technological risk and the risk of infectious diseases; and new risk factors related to global change, energy and water security, food security, international trade, and so on.

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