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American Journal of Rural Development

ISSN (Print): 2333-4762

ISSN (Online): 2333-4770


Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Rural Development and Disaster Risk Reduction

Comprehensive social protection that aims to prevent impoverishment - and protect, promote and transform livelihoods and social relations - provides significant opportunities to help people adapt to disaster risk reduction.

Social protection policies and programmes need to consider disaster risk reduction in order to effectively address the multiple risk and vulnerabilities faced by the poor and excluded.

Developing social protection approaches for disaster risk reduction adaptation requires a rigorous evidence base and an improved understanding of social impacts and policy and implementation processes.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Productive infrastructure,
  • Tourism,
  • Institutional strengthening
  • Risk identification and mitigation,
  • Disaster preparedness,
  • Risk financing, and economic,
  • Legal,
  • Institutional and policy frameworks

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 26, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: October 26, 2014
Final Version Due: April 26, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: May 26, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Ruhizal Roosli
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Guest Editor

Dr. Norazmawati Md. Sani @ Abd. Rahim
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr. Ernawati Mustafa Kamal
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Ruhizal Roosli at the address: <>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.