UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Increasing Impact with the UCL IRDR International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

17 June 2017

The International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR), an award-winning academic journal founded in 2012 by Professor David Alexander of UCL-IRDR in association with Elsevier publishers, has just received its latest impact factor (IF).

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IF of a journal is a measure of the frequency with which an average article in that journal has been cited within a given time period, and is used to rank publications. At 1.603, the IF has inceased by almost a quarter on last year's value and this puts the IJDRR up among the best of the many hazards and disasters journals.

Other journal metrics place the IJDRR in the top ten percent of 61 safety and security journals. In 2015 the IJDRR received an award from the American Publishers' Association, and individual papers published in the journal have also received awards. The IJDRR began its life in August 2012 with just four papers, but the current submission rate suggests that more than 1,000 new manuscripts will be sent in during 2017. Eight special issues are currently being edited and volume 24 of the journal is now under preparation.

This is great news for the IRDR, and we look forward to the IJDRR's continued success!