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Special Issue Landslide Dams

Geoenvironmental Disasters welcomes submissions to the thematic series on Landslide Dams.

“Landslide dams” is a special issue representing the up-to-date research on geo-disasters associated with formation, evolution and breach of landslide dams. The major aims and scope of this special issue will be: Landslide dam- classification; geological and geomorphic conditions favorable for damming of rivers by landslides and for their preservation or failure; short and long term effects of landslide dams, including dam-break flood prediction and simulation, and river sediment flux changes as well as river morphological evolution of rivers; measures aimed to prevent or mitigate negative effects of the phenomena in question; case studies including geological, geophysical caracterisation of landslide dams and related features.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • case study of typical landslide dams 
  • landslide dam formation conditions 
  • failure prediction
  • environmental problem caused by landslide dams

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Geoenvironmental Disasters. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Geoenvironmental Disasters submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on Laboratory and field testing for landslide risk analysis. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection. 

Deadline for submissions: 1st October 2017
Lead Guest Editors

Nocola Casagli, University of Florence, Italy

Alexander StromGeodynamics Research Center – branch of JSC, Russia

Xuanmei Fan, State Key Laboratory of Geo-hazard Prevention (SKLGP), China

Hans-Balder Havenith, University of Liege, Belgium

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication: 

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient 
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed 

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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    85 days from submission to first decision
    129 days from submission to acceptance
    14 days from acceptance to publication


    Social Media Impact
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