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Development and application of volcanic fragility and vulnerability functions

Journal of Applied Volcanology welcomes submissions to the new thematic series for Development and application of volcanic fragility and vulnerability functions.

This thematic series focuses on volcanic fragility and vulnerability functions as used in quantitative risk assessments. Such functions link the severity of a hazard to consequences on people, the built environment, primary industries, the economy, and/or society. This is rapidly developing and growing area in applied volcanology and this thematic series aims to collate and showcase applications of these functions in volcanology.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Qualitative or quantitative fragility and vulnerability functions for one or multiple volcanic hazards
  • Application of volcanic fragility and/or vulnerability functions to research questions 
  • Case studies of applications of volcanic fragility and/or vulnerability functions in practice
  • Use of volcanic fragility and/or vulnerability functions as an educational or outreach tool

Submission instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Journal of Applied Volcanology. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Journal of Applied Volcanology submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on Development and application of volcanic fragility and vulnerability functions. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 

Please email your abstracts to the Lead Guest Editor by 23rd December, 2015.

Manuscript submission should be completed by 30th April, 2016.

Lead Guest Editor

Natalia Irma Deligne, GNS Science, New Zealand

Guest Editors

Susanna Jenkins, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Giulio Zuccaro, Universit√† degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Sungsu Lee, Chungbuk National University, South Korea

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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