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.
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.
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.
All papers have to be submitted via the journal's submission system: http://journals.sfu.ca/atlantis/index.php/jracr/.
JRACR requires all papers to be submitted as Word or LaTeX-files as this will give the best formatting results.
For the submission of a paper in LaTeX or Word, the author is required to read and use the 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.
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceedings 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.
After a first check whether the paper is within the 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. Four outcomes are possible:
After submission the corresponding author receives a confirmation of reception. Due to the many papers we receive the review process may currently take 2-3 months, 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 you will be asked to pay the Article Processing Charges for the Open Access publication of your paper. Once this payment is received, the paper will be elaborated by our copy-editor, so that it is suitable for on-line publication. Before its publication, the galley proofs of the paper will be sent to the corresponding author for proofreading.
All papers as Open Access papers. Papers will be prepared for on-line publication after acceptance by the editor-in-chief and once the Article Processing Charge has been paid. From then on they will be available in PDF to anyone free of charge. Authors will receive a copy of the final file as published in the journal, incl. the journal formatting and page numbers.