- Focus and Scope
- Section Policies
- Open Access Policy
- Peer Review Process
- Publication Frequency
- Article Processing Charges (APC)
- Editorial Policies
- Reviewer Responsibilities
- Submission Withdrawal Policy
- Publishing Ethics
- Advertising Policy
Focus and Scope
Prevention and Treatment of Natural Disasters is an international journal that aims to reflect the mechanisms of natural disasters, disaster prediction and prevention, disaster risk assessment, the relationship between disasters and human society and their impacts, as well as other research results on disaster prevention and mitigation system engineering, and to promote international academic exchanges.
The scope of articles collected in journal is as follows:
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Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate Open Access to its content as it believes that making research freely available to the public which helps promoting the research results benefiting the scholarly community.
- Higher Visibility, Availability and Citations – free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the internet without any restrictions increases citation of the article.
- Ease of search – publications are easily searchable in search engines and indexing databases.
- Rapid Publication – accepted papers are immediately published online.
Peer Review Process
Manuscripts submitted the journal will be subject to a rigorous peer review process. This allows the journal to maintain a high standard of publication, both in terms of academic writing as well as the integrity of the research content.
When the manuscripts reach the editorial office of the journal, the managing editor first conducts a preliminary check of the article for plagiarism and other errors. The manuscript may be returned to the author without further consideration should the preliminary check yield unsatisfactory results.
If the manuscript passes the preliminary check, reviewers will be chosen according to their availability, expertise and suitability to the research topic of the manuscript. Reviewers will submit their reviews of the manuscript along with their recommendation (Accept, Revisions Required, Resubmit for Review, Reject).
The decision to accept or reject a problematic manuscript will be made in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief and/or the Associate Editor(s).
Accept (No amendments required from Author)
Revisions Required (Minor revisions)
Resubmit for Review (Major revisions)
Manuscript will be sent to the Editing stage.
Authors are given 2 weeks to revise and reupload the manuscript.
Authors are given 4 weeks to revise and reupload the manuscript.
Review of the manuscript ends.
Upon publication, a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is registered for the paper, and the paper is made publically accessible.
The Editing stage consists of copyediting, proofreading, layout editing, and scheduling the accepted paper for publication. The Author’s participation continues to be crucial at this stage to ensure that all amendments made do not affect the integrity of the manuscript content and/or mar its readability.
Appeals can be made for a rejected manuscript. Requests for appeal must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and accompanied by point-by-point responses to reviewer comments in order to be considered for reevaluation.
The consent of all authors, as well as related authorities/institutions has been received prior to the submission of the manuscript.
The order of the authors (as to be reflected on the published article) has been established. The adding or deleting of authors once the manuscript has been accepted for publication would have to be accompanied by a signed statement of consent of all authors.
All authors have contributed significantly to the research. Authors are obligated to participate in the peer review process, providing retractions/corrections/amendments when necessary.
All conflicts of interest/financial support have been declared
The Prevention and Treatment of Natural Disasters is a Quarterly publication.
Article Processing Charges (APC)
As an open-access journal, all articles published in Prevention and Treatment of Natural Disasters are accessible electronically from the journal website without the need for subscription fees or other forms of payment from the readers. In order to ensure our content is freely available for the benefit of a wider audience while uncompromising our journal quality, an Article Processing Charge (APC) is applicable to all authors who wish to submit their articles to the journal. The APC is intended to cover the underlying costs of article processing, such as peer-review, copyediting, typesetting, publishing, content depositing and archiving processes. Those charges are applicable only to authors whose manuscripts have been successfully accepted after peer-review.
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At UK Scientific Publishing Limited. , we strongly believe that the APC should not become a barrier in the publication process. A range of discounts or waivers are offered to authors who are not able to cover the APC. Authors can write in to apply for a waiver and requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The journal is published in the English language.
Authors should ensure that all submitted manuscripts are written in clear, coherent, and precise English in order to optimize its readability.
Authors are welcome to contact UK Scientific Publishing Limited. for options should their submissions require translation. Additional charges may apply.
UK Scientific Publishing Limited. follows the code of conduct and malpractice statements detailed by the Committee on Publication Ethics*. In submitting a manuscript to a journal based under UK Scientific Publishing Limited. , the author(s) acknowledges the content of the manuscript conforms to the publisher/journal policies.
Peer reviews are conducted as a double-blind process via our Open Journal System (OJS). As an editor’s and/or reviewer’s comments will determine the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts, these comments play an important role in the peer-review process.
Reviews should be conducted in a fair and objective manner. Remarks and suggestions should not contain insults or criticism directed at the author as opposed to the manuscript.
The peer review should not be seen as an opportunity to appropriate the author’s ideas or data.
Reviewers are advised to adhere to the following:
Conflicts of interest should be declared accordingly
Published works which are relevant and would value-add to the manuscript should be pointed out
Reviewed articles and their contents should be kept strictly confidential
Reviews should be objective; personal criticisms are to be avoided
Promptness in response; reviewers should inform Bilingual Publishing CO. should they be unable to take part in the peer review of a particular manuscript
Possible areas of focus while conducting the review of manuscripts:
Potential ethical concerns
Potential research misconduct (eg. Data fabrication/manipulation)
Potential author misconduct (eg. Plagiarism, redundant publication)
Logical errors (fallacies, lapses in logic, etc.)
Language errors that mar the clarity of the text
Suitability of references used
Other relevant research which should be referenced in the paper
Submission Withdrawal Policy
In Prevention and Treatment of Natural Disasters of a submission refers to the removal of a new submission, a paper currently under peer-review, an accepted paper, or an Article in Press from the online submission system. Removal of a formally published article is known as retraction.
-Author-initiated submission withdrawal
If authors change their mind and decide not to pursue publication of papers with the journal, they must write a letter addressed to our editors at email@example.com, explaining the reason(s) of submission withdrawal. Consents of all co-authors must be obtained for author-initiated submission withdrawal. The decision to withdraw a submission would eventually rest with the editors, including the Editor-in-Chief.
It is relatively more difficult in withdrawing a new submission paper that has been processed for peer-review or is under peer-review compared to withdrawing a new submission because the editors and reviewers have expended much time and energy in editorial process and manuscript evaluation, respectively.To withdraw a paper that has been processed for peer-review, authors should clearly argue their case on scientific reasons; only valid and sound reasons will be accepted. Once the approval of submission withdrawal is granted, the submission will be removed from the journal’s online submission system, and a confirmation email of submission withdrawal will be sent to the authors.
In general, the editors of Prevention and Treatment of Natural Disasters consider the following as *unethical and unreasonable reasons* of withdrawing a submission:
*Unaware of the Article Processing Charge payable after paper acceptance (or reluctant to pay Article Processing Charge). Authors are advised to find out the publication fees associated with the journal before making a decision to submit. It is unethical to submit and proceed with the editorial process for a submission under consideration for publication if authors do not have plans of paying the Article Processing Charge upon acceptance.
*Do not want to make all research data or findings available to the journal. Before a submission is made, authors are responsible to check whether the research data or findings presented in manuscript are compatible with their desired journal and/or type of submission they intend to make. There are no defined criteria as to how much data or findings should be published in a paper, but we believe that it is necessary to obtain enough data from experiments to make precise and accurate interpretation.Thus, it is in authors’ best interest to provide, present and publish all relevant data and findings.
*Wanting to submit to a higher- or lower-impact journal. It’s the authors’ responsibility to vet the journal background before making a decision to submit. Making a submission to the journal is comparable to admitting that the quality and standard of the submission match with that of the journal.
In the event that authors insist to withdraw submission on unethical and unreasonable grounds (see the above-mentioned *unethical and unreasonable reasons*), they will be demanded to pay submission withdrawal fee that is charged at 30% of the Article Processing Charge. Once the payment of submission withdrawal fee is made, the submission will be removed from the journal’s online submission system, and a confirmation email of submission withdrawal will be sent to the authors.
-Withdrawal of accepted paper and Article in Press
Authors should note that any amounts of paid Article Processing Charge will not be refunded if their accepted papers or Articles in Press are withdrawn on the grounds of academic misconducts and ethical violations in research and publication.
Prevention and Treatment of Natural Disasters requests all members involved in the journal publishing process to adhere to the Code of Conduct and to its Best Practice Guidelines by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The journal editors take all possible misconducts seriously. The Editors, authors or readers can forward their concerns to the journal if they find out that the description in a submitted article may constitute an academic fraud, research misconduct or publication malpractice. The concerns or complaints on the possible allegations submitted to the journal will be dealt with promptly and appropriately according to the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart The complainant may direct all inquiries and correspondence to the Publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prevention and Treatment of Natural Disasters adopts a zero-tolerance policy concerning any academic misconducts and ethical violations in research and publication regardless of the severity of these issues. The violations include plagiarism, falsification of research, data fabrication, submitting manuscripts of others as one’s own, submission of same manuscript to different publication venues at the same time and breached intellectual property rights. In cases of suspected misconduct and ethical violation, a panel will be formed to investigate the allegation. If the allegation is supported by evidence, the submitted manuscript in question will be declined for consideration in the journal and all authors will be informed in this regard. A retraction initiated by authors or by the journal is required to take place if the paper has already been published, and the retraction will be made public. Authors of the work in question will receive the Panel’s Decision via email and all appeals regarding the decision will have to be made to the Publisher at email@example.com within 28 days of the decision date.
All advertisements are subject to approval to the Publisher. Advertisements must comply with the relevant regulations in the country where the advertisements appear. For more inquiries, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prevention and Treatment of Natural Disasters is not liable to the statements, perspectives, and opinions contained in the published articles. The appearance of advertisements in the journal shall not be construed as a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised and/or the safety thereof. Prevention and Treatment of Natural Disasters and the Publisher disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the articles or advertisements.