Elsevier Launches New Journal: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
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Elsevier Launches New Journal: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction PR Newswire OXFORD, England, June 25, 2012 OXFORD, England, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new quarterly journal, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction is affiliated with the Global Risk Forum GRF Davos and will be launched officially at the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) in Davos, Switzerland, August 26-30, 2012. The combination of the world's growing population, expanding urbanization and globalization and now climate change, has greatly aggravated the risk potential of natural and technological disasters to all communities and nations. There is great demand for an improved understanding, assessment and management of disasters and risks that affect human safety, health, the environment, critical infrastructures, the economy and society at large. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction publishes fundamental and applied research, critical reviews, policy papers and case studies addressing these issues at all geographical scales, and from a multidisciplinary perspective. Dr.

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Elsevier Launches New Journal: International
Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
PR Newswire
OXFORD, England, June 25, 2012
OXFORD, England
,
June 25, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new
quarterly journal,
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
is affiliated with the Global Risk
Forum GRF Davos and will be launched officially at the 4th International
Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) in
Davos, Switzerland
,
August 26-30, 2012
.
The combination of the world's growing population, expanding urbanization and
globalization and now climate change, has greatly aggravated the risk potential
of natural and technological disasters to all communities and nations. There is
great demand for an improved understanding, assessment and management
of disasters and risks that affect human safety, health, the environment, critical
infrastructures, the economy and society at large.
International Journal of
Disaster Risk Reduction
publishes fundamental and applied research, critical
reviews, policy papers and case studies addressing these issues at all
geographical scales, and from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Dr. David Alexander of the Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Editor-in-Chief of the
journal said of the launch, "As the founding Editor-in-Chief, my vision for the
journal is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum to foster
communication and collaboration between researchers, policymakers and
practitioners concerned with disaster research, mitigation and risk reduction."
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
publishes research in the
following scientific fields: earth sciences in its entirety; environmental sciences;
engineering; urban studies; geography; and social sciences.
The first year of the journal's content will be freely available to view online until
31 August 2013
on ScienceDirect; first papers accepted for publication in the
journal are now available online.
For more information visit the journal homepage:
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-disaster-risk-
reduction/. To submit a paper go to: http://ees.elsevier.com/ijdrr/
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About the Global Risk Forum (GRF)
"From Thoughts to Action" - this credo is the basis of all the work of the Global
Risk Forum (GRF)
Davos, Switzerland
. Through its various activities GRF Davos
aims to serve as a centre of knowledge and exchange of know-how for the
application of contemporary risk management strategies, tools and practical
solutions. GRF Davos endorses vulnerability reduction for all types of risks and
disasters in order to provide sustainable protection of life, property, the
environment and critical infrastructure. The foundation supports on-going
efforts to achieve sustainable development through integrative risk
management, particularly in the context of climate change, and by actively
promoting public-private partnerships.
About the International Disaster Risk Conference
(IDRC)
The 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) will be held in the
beautiful mountain area and renewed conference centre of
Davos, Switzerland
from 26 -
30 August 2012
. Government officials, experts and practitioners,
representatives from NGOs, the private sector, from scientific and academic
institutions covering natural-, social-, medical-, legal-, and engineering- science
as well as media and the public will discuss new findings and exchange
experiences in the broad spectrum of risks societies face today. The unique
IDRC Davos format includes plenary and parallel sessions, workshops and
training courses, as well as poster exhibitions.
The IDRC Davos 2012 theme "Integrative Risk Management in a changing world
- Pathways to a Resilient Society" will further establish and develop the
approach of Integrative Risk Management within the following context: tools
and instruments in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); climate change adaptation;
environment and disaster risk; agricultural risks; mega disasters and cascading
effects; urban risks; critical infrastructure and services; health impacts, medical
response; economics of disaster, financial tools for risk management; future
humanitarism. http://www.idrc.info/
About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including
The Lancet
and
Cell
, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which
enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal
suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care
institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in
Amsterdam
, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC
and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL
(London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
Media contact
Katherine Eve
Elsevier
+44-1865-843171
k.eve@elsevier.com