JRACR publishes original research papers in the fields of risk analysis and crisis response. JRACR accepts original research articles and book review articles. Only papers that fall within the aims and scope of JRACR will be considered for publication. For a more precise description of the aims and scope, please click here.
High quality research papers are considered for publication if they have not been published previously and are not under consideration elsewhere. Authors are reminded that papers are published to be read and should compose their works with as wide audience in mind as is consistent with the maintenance of scientific quality. Please see here for a PDF with the call for papers.
Each year one volume will be published, consisting of 4 issues, each issue containing about 8 papers. The average length of a paper is around 10-15 pages. A specialized staff from SRA-China will be in charge of the coordination of editing, refereeing, submissions, and communications with authors, and these activities are done in conformity with the Editorial Policies and Editorial Services. Generally, the time elapsed between the submission and the reviewing of a paper generally will not exceed 10 weeks.
Code of Ethics and Malpractice
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals. Please see here for the codes and conduct Atlantis Press and its editors adheres to (both in English and Chinese).
Submitting your paper
All papers have to be submitted by e-mail to the editor-in-chief (see address below). Please specify in your email whether you are submitting an original research article or a review article.
JRACR requires all papers to be submitted as Word or LaTeX-files as this will give the best formatting results.
Author instructions, Templates and Sample files
For the submission of a paper in LaTeX or Word, the author is required to read and use use the JRACR instruction files, templates and samples which have been prepared by Atlantis Press. For both LaTeX and Word a ZIP file is available. For LaTeX instructions, please click here. For the Word instructions, please click here.
JRACR and its publisher Atlantis Press apply the Creative Commons-policy and we therefore do not claim any copyright of your paper. We only require that anyone citing or using the paper should refer to the original place of publication (JRACR, volume, issue) as well as to its persistent web ID: the Digital Object Identifier (see: www.doi.org), which is provided with each article.
After a first check whether the paper is within the JRACR aims and scope and of reasonable scientific quality, all papers are reviewed by at least one external referee and by one member of the Editorial Board.
Based on their review reports a final assessment will be made by the Editor-in-chief. The Editor-in-chief takes the final decision on the acceptance of a reviewed paper. Three outcomes are possible:
- Accepted: the paper is accepted for publication, no changes are needed;
- Revision requested: the authors are requsted to revise their original submission according to the instructions from the editor-in-chief and the referee(s). The revised paper will then be further reviewed by the referee(s) and the editorial board;
- Rejected: the paper is rejected, the author receives a full report
on the reasons why.
Procedure and time line
After submission the corresponding author receives a confirmation of reception within 1 week. The reviewing of a paper takes in average about 10 weeks, but this depends strongly on the subject and the details of the article. Our main policy is not to compromise on quality, so in some cases the reviewing time can be longer. Once a paper has been accepted for publication it will be elaborated by our copy-editor, so that it is suitable for on-line publication at the JRACR website. Before its publication, the galley proofs of the paper will be sent to the corresponding author for proofreading.
Papers will be prepared for on-line publication on the JRACR website as soon as they have been accepted. From then on they will be available in PDF to the JRACR subscribers from our website. Twelve months after their publication the papers will be accessible for free in Open Access mode to any interested reader. At the end of each year all the year’s issues of JRACR will be published in one printed volume which will be sent to all first authors of the included papers, to the editors of JRACR and to the paying subscribers (please see here for subscription details).
It is also possible to publish your paper in Open Access mode. A publication fee will be charged. For more details, please contact the publisher (email@example.com).
Authors can recommend appropriate persons as referees for their papers, but this in no way binds the editors to follow their suggestions.
Authors may request to remain anonymous to the referee.
The title page of the paper should include an abstract as well as the full postal and E-mail addresses of the authors.
All figures must be suitable for reproduction without being retouched or redrawn.
Authors will have the opportunity to proofread their paper before publication.
Once the article has been prepared using the JRACR guidelines and style files, please submit a LaTeX file or Word file, as well as a PDF version of the paper, by email only to:
Prof. Chongfu Huang