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Academic publishing in disaster risk reduction: past, present, and future

Alexander, D; Gaillard, JC; Kelman, I; Marincioni, F; Penning-Rowsell, E; van Niekerk, D; Vinnell, LJ; (2020) Academic publishing in disaster risk reduction: past, present, and future. Disasters 10.1111/disa.12432. (In press).

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Abstract

Nowadays there are approximately 80 Anglophone journals that deal primarily with disaster risk reduction (DRR) and allied fields. This large array signals a sustained, if uneven, growth in DRR scholarship but also competition between the offerings of different publishers and institutions. The purpose of this article is first to summarise the development of academic publishing on DRR from its early beginnings to the present day. The paper then evaluates the current state of publishing in this field and discusses possible future trends. Next, it identifies some possible opportunities, challenges, expectations, and commitments for journal editors both within DRR and academia more broadly, including those that refer to changes in the use of terminology, the relentless increase in the number of papers submitted, the expansion and dangers of predatory journals, different peer review models, open access versus paywalls, citations and bibliography metrics, academic social networks, and copyright and distribution issues.

Type: Article
Title: Academic publishing in disaster risk reduction: past, present, and future
Location: England
DOI: 10.1111/disa.12432
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12432
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Academic publishing, disaster risk reduction, journals, peer review
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10092082
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