CFP: Special issue on “Geospatial Analysis of Disasters and Hazards”

The International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research (IJGER) is an international journal that provides a forum for discussion among researchers in geography and related fields. It covers diverse fields of geography and environmental sciences with a spatial dimension, and publishes original research papers, review articles, and short communications on academic activities.

The Editors invite submission of papers that can be considered for inclusion in the special issue of IJGER, which is scheduled to be published by April 15, 2015.
We welcome contributions dealing with a variety of geospatial technologies (e.g., GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Statistics) and topics that address disasters and hazards in either natural or urban or coupled human and natural environment.
The catastrophic consequences of disasters and hazards around the globe highlight the necessity of understanding a spatial perspective to disasters and hazards. We are interested in receiving research articles dealing with innovative examples of the use of GIS, RS, Geovisualization, or Spatial Statistics for disaster and hazard planning, mitigation, response, assessment, or management.
The potential research topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
·         Environmental contamination, degradation and its impact on human health
·         Risk and vulnerability of population by disasters and hazards
·         Human impact of disasters and hazards
·         Human responses to disasters and hazards
·         Damage potential and risk exposure
·         Pre and post assessment
·         Disaster mitigation and response
·         Emergency management
·         Climate change, warning systems, hazard mitigation
·         Superfund sites
·         Floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, tornados, etc.
We welcome full-length papers as well as focused contributions and short case study examples. The papers show our range of coverage, our depth of peer review, and our high standards.
Abstract: 9/26/2014
Manuscripts: 12/31/2014
Time-line (tentative):
July 23: First solicitation of submissions
September 26: Abstract submission deadline (not more than 250 words)
September 30: Notification of abstract review results
December 31: Submission of manuscripts
February 27: Editorial decision sent to authors
March 15: Final revised paper submission deadline
March 31: Final editorial decision sent to authors
April 15: Manuscript published online
An e-mail notification regarding the status of each paper will be sent by February 27, 2015 to all those who submitted a full manuscript.
Submit Your Article Online:
Inquiries should be directed to:
Editor-in-Chief, Changjoo Kim (