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Call for Papers
NDMA Journal of Disaster Management (JDM)
Publisher: Disaster Risk Management Authority (NDMA)

The NDMA Journal of Disaster Management (JDM) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a special issue in conjunction with The Pakistan Expo on Disaster Risk Reduction 2023 (PEDRR-23). We invite authors from academia, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and other experts in the field of disaster management to contribute their original research papers and case studies. This special issue aims to provoke a broad and multidisciplinary discussion on disaster management strategies, innovative practices, and lessons learned.

Themes for Submission

We are particularly interested in papers related to the following themes, but not limited to:

  1. Climate change and disaster risk reduction
  2. Technological advancements in disaster prediction and response
  3. Role of community participation in disaster management
  4. Socio-economic vulnerabilities and disaster resilience
  5. Integrating disaster risk reduction in development planning
  6. Inter-agency coordination in disaster management
  7. Role of local knowledge in disaster management
  8. Disaster communication
  9. AI and Machine Learning in disaster management
  10. Role of Academia in local needs gap analysis and localized solutions

Submission Guidelines

Papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. All submissions will under goarigorous peer-review process. All manuscripts must be prepared in PDF according to the following format.

  • Manuscript: Abstract, Keywords, 1. Introduction, 2. Literature review, 3. Methodology, 4. Results and Discussion, 5. Conclusions, References, Appendix.
  • Article Length: There is no limit on the article length
  • Abstract: The abstract should not exceed 300 words. It should provide a brief overview of the article.
  • Keywords: Three to six keywords need to be added after the abstract.
  • Tables and Figures: All tables and figures must be in the main text after the paragraph of its first citation.
  • Reference: Authors need to follow the standard format [APA] for references. The citation should be authors’ names and all the cited references should be attached as a list at the end of the manuscript after the conclusion.
  • Cover Letter (Optional): Authors can prepare a separate file named cover letter. It must
    contain the statement: “The manuscript is not currently under consideration or has not been published in another journal.”

Benefits for Authors

The authors of the selected papers will have a unique opportunity to present their work during PEDRR-23. This will provide a platform for networking, gaining insights from peers and experts, and engaging in significant discussions on the latest trends in disaster management.
Furthermore, all selected papers will be published in the special issue of the Journal of Disaster
Management, enhancing the visibility of your research and contributing to the global discourse on disaster management. 

Important Dates

Final Manuscript Due Date: 5th August, 2023

Expo / Conference Date: Aug 16 – 18, 2023, Islamabad


We look forward to your contributions and to meeting you at the conference during the Pakistan Expo on Disaster Risk Reduction 2023 (PEDRR-23).

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