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International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

We are currently seeking papers for a new journal, to be launched by Emerald in 2010. The International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment provides a vehicle for the publication of high quality scholarship which aims to further knowledge and understanding of the link between the built environment, disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction. Accordingly, the focus of the journal is to promote research and scholarly activity that examines the role of building and construction to anticipate and respond to unexpected events that damage or destroy the built environment (for example, an infrastructure project – from earthquakes, flooding and climate change to terrorist attacks) and reflect construction’s ongoing responsibility toward built environment’s users

This journal aims to develop the skills and knowledge of the built environment professions and other professions working in disaster mitigation and reconstruction, so that they may strengthen their capacity in strategic and practical aspects of disaster preparedness, rehabilitation and reconstruction to mitigate the effects of disasters, internationally. Accordingly, the journal will publish up to date and original research, dealing with disaster prevention, mitigation, response and reconstruction. It will seek to provide a unique forum for novel enquiries into the development and application of new and emerging practices as a source of innovation to challenge current practices and to promote the exchange of ideas between researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers.

Coverage is international and includes:

  • Disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction
  • Restoration of major infrastructure and rehabilitation
  • Construction project management for post-disaster reconstruction
  • Assessment of disaster-related damage
  • Building resilience auditing
  • Procuring and supplying temporary services and shelter
  • Compensation and insurance
  • Post disaster Construction waste management
  • Risk reduction and continuity management
  • Linking reconstruction to sustainable economic development
  • Participatory approaches to reconstruction and empowerment of women and vulnerable groups
  • Project management for post disaster reconstruction
  • Waste management and recycling after a disaster
  • Knowledge management practices at different phases of the disaster lifecycle
  • Financial management, governance and transparency
  • Corporate social responsibility & Law and regulatory frameworks
  • Post conflict reconstruction

Each paper is reviewed by the Editors and, if judged suitable for this publication, is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review. Based on their recommendations, the Editors will then decide whether the paper should be accepted as it is, revised or rejected. 
Submissions to International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment  are made using Manuscript Central, Emerald's online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at Full information and guidance on using Manuscript Central is available at the Emerald Manuscript Central Support Centre:

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