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Special Issue on Modelling of Fast Landslides

Geoenvironmental Disasters welcomes submissions to the thematic series on Modelling of Fast Landslides.

“Modelling of fast landslides” is a special issue dealing with the recent enhancements and trends for the modelling of fast landslides, which represent a major threat for exposed structures and populations. The principal topics of this special issue will relate to: initiation of slides, flowslides, debris flows, hypeconcentrated flows and similar phenomena like lahars; propagation of all these phenomena; deposition analysis with special reference to impacts on reservoirs and potential for landslide dam; physical modelling or experimental investigation.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • initiation of flowslides, 
  • propagation of debris flows 
  • deposition and impact on reservoirs or urbanised areas

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

Sabatino Cuomo, University of Salerno, Italy

Zeljko Arbanas, University of Rijeka, Croatia

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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