"Sharing practical know-how for improved risk management"

GRF Davos’ new e-journal Planet@Risk serves as a means for assessing ‘grey literature’, scientific reports, case studies, book reviews and working papers. By swiftly collecting and pooling these different types of literature, the documents are easily findable, accessible and citable as part of an interdisciplinary knowledge pool for the risk reduction and disaster management communities.Planet@Risk contributes to bridging the gaps between science, practice, and different sectors of academia. It fosters a multidisciplinary approach and presents the results of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research with a special emphasis on their application to practical problems. Information from data and reports which has been difficult or impossible to access, and whose quality has perhaps been hard to judge, can finally be put to use.GRF Davos’ innovative e-journal aims to support the establishment of a worldwide risk community, committed to sharing know-how and expertise by a constant process of dialogue – a crucial but still insufficiently implemented element of a truly integrative approach to risk reduction and disaster management.Planet@Risk provides:inter-sectorial and inter-disciplinary information on environmental, economic, geopolitical, societal and technological risks and disasterstheories, methods and tools for analysing, modelling and addressing these risks and disastersmeasures for integrative risk and disaster managementAs it is an electronic and open access journal, Planet@Risk offers quick publication and free accessibility to everyone. Quality control and assessment for publication are guaranteed by a rapid review process and an editorial board composed of international experts.


Dr Walter J. Ammann


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Andrea Roth

Editorial Assistant

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International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

The modern world is seeing an inexorable rise in the impact of disasters. Society is becoming more complex and interdependent, climate change is likely to produce more extreme meteorological phenomena, sea-level rise threatens coastal low-lying coastal areas, technological developments create new sources of disaster, and emerging risks present new challenges to crisis managers. Faced with more intense, frequent or complex impacts, there is a pressing need to conduct research into the sources of hazard, vulnerability, risk and disaster, to disseminate the results and use them for the purposes of reducing or coping better with the threats and risks. Elsevier Publishers and the Global Risk Forum Davos are pleased to inform you of the launch of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. The IJDRR will publish a wide range of original high quality papers that cover fundamental and applied research, critical reviews, policy briefings and case studies. It will focus on multi-disciplinary work designed to reduce the impact of natural, technological, social and intentional disasters. The journal will stimulate exchange of ideas and knowledge transfer on the disaster research, mitigation and risk reduction between policymakers, practitioners and academics from different disciplines.


Jill Portmann

Editorial Assistant

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