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COVID-19 and impact on peer review
UNESCO Chair on Geoenvironmental Disaster Reduction conducts field school in Shimane University every year from 2019. The highest level researches around the world will give lectures in this field school. The special issue will include all of the teaching material in the field school, which can represent the up-to-date research results worldwide related to geoenvironmental disaster reduction.
Around 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Access to clean drinking water is considered a basic human right, but it is also deeply ingrained in many other aspects of our lives, including food, sanitation, energy, business and industry, transport, tourism, culture and social wellbeing.
The Sustainable Development Goals, set out by the UN Member States, aim to incite a global shift to a significantly more sustainable way of living by 2030, which will inevitably require these sectors to transform at a rate and scale greater than any in recent history. The connectivity of water within and between these sectors will be crucial to this global transformation. As such, this cross-journal collection prudently investigates water systems, the sustainability crises that affect them and the opportunities they offer to resolve issues of sustainability.
Geoenvironmental Disasters accepted for indexing in Scopus
We are delighted to announce that Geoenvironmental Disasters has been accepted for coverage in Scopus. This marks an important milestone in the history of the journal and we look forward to the journal’s continued success in the future. The content of the journal will be searchable in Scopus soon.
The publication costs for Geoenvironmental Disasters are covered by International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR), so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge. If you have questions please contact email@example.com.
Most cited and most downloaded articles 2018
FraneItalia: a catalog of recent Italian landslides
Michele Calvello and Gaetano Pecoraro
Published: 28 August 2018
Climate change adaptive capacity and smallholder farming in Trans-Mara East sub-County, Kenya
Harrison K. Simotwo, Stella M. Mikalitsa and Boniface N. Wambua
Published: 19 March 2018
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Geoenvironmental Disasters is affiliated with the International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR)
The journal is financially supported by the International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction, who provide funds to cover the cost of publication for authors who cannot bear the Article Processing Charges (APCs). In those cases authors should contact the EiC before submitting to the journal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aims and scope
Geoenvironmental Disasters is an international journal with a focus on multi-disciplinary applied and fundamental research and the effects and impacts on infrastructure, society and the environment of geoenvironmental disasters triggered by various types of geo-hazards (e.g. earthquakes, volcanic activity, landslides, tsunamis, intensive erosion and hydro-meteorological events).
The integrated study of Geoenvironmental Disasters is an emerging and composite field of research interfacing with areas traditionally within civil engineering, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and the life sciences. It centers on the interactions within and between the Earth's ground, air and water environments, all of which are affected by climate, geological, morphological and anthropological processes; and biological and ecological cycles. Disasters are dynamic forces which can change the Earth pervasively, rapidly, or abruptly, and which can generate lasting effects on the natural and built environments.
The journal publishes research papers, case studies and quick reports of recent geoenvironmental disasters, review papers and technical reports of various geoenvironmental disaster-related case studies. The focus on case studies and quick reports of recent geoenvironmental disasters helps to advance the practical understanding of geoenvironmental disasters and to inform future research priorities; they are a major component of the journal. The journal aims for the rapid publication of research papers at a high scientific level. The journal welcomes proposals for special issues reflecting the trends in geoenvironmental disaster reduction and monothematic issues. Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to submit original, unpublished contributions.
The editors and staff of Geoenvironmental Disasters would like to warmly thank our peer reviewers whose comments have helped to shape the journal.
Best Paper Award 2017
The best paper award for 2017 was bestowed to:
“Spaceborne, UAV and ground-based remote sensing techniques for landslide mapping, monitoring and early warning” by Nicola Casagli, William Frodella, Stefano Morelli, Veronica Tofani, Andrea Ciampalini, Emanuele Intrieri, Federico Raspini, Guglielmo Rossi, Luca Tanteri and Ping Lu
(No. 9, Vol. 4)
About the Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Fawu Wang is chairholder of UNESCO Chair on Geoenvironmental Disaster Reduction, professor on geo-disaster reduction in School of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, China and Emeritus Professor of Shimane University, Japan. Prior to joining Tongji University in 2020, he has studied and worked in Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University in Japan for more than 10 years, and worked in Shimane University for 10 years. He has been working on challenging problems in landslides, such as the mechanism of rapid and long runout landslides, the transformation mechanism from landsliding to flow-sliding, motion prediction of landslides, motion behavior of submarine landslides, and landslides triggered by earthquakes, heavy rainfall, and water impoundment. His primary research interests are to clarify the common mechanisms of landslides initiated by different triggers, and to find a way to predict the occurrence and motion of landslides, for the purpose of landslide disaster mitigation. Besides the teaching and research activities, he is also working as the President of the International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction.
Annual Journal Metrics
102 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
146 days from submission to acceptance
27 days from acceptance to publication
0.933 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.584 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
3.7 - Cite Score
19 Altmetric mentions
- ISSN: 2197-8670 (electronic)