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Instructions for authors

Journal of Applied Volcanology is an international journal with a focus on applied research relating to volcanism and particularly its societal impacts. Characterising volcanic risk relies on not only quantifying physical threat but also understanding social and physical vulnerability and resilience. The broad aim of volcanologists in this domain is to increase public resilience to volcanic risk via research that reduces human fatalities, and volcanic impacts on livelihoods, infrastructure, and the economy. Journal of Applied Volcanology fills an important gap for scientists who want to publish research that addresses this aim and wish to reach a broad audience.

The journal has a holistic view of the relationship between volcanoes and society, and therefore welcomes mono- and multi- disciplinary articles from all scientific areas that deal with impacts related to volcanism. Research topics covered by the journal include: understanding the impacts of eruptions on communities, new methods for risk analysis; improving risk management; enhancing community mitigation, preparedness, response to and recovery from volcanic hazard events; health issues related to volcanism; social adaptation to volcanic hazards; policy and institutional aspects of disaster risk management; applications of physical volcanology. The journal aims for rapid publication of high-impact research and review papers.

Each article type published by Journal of Applied Volcanology follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Journal of Applied Volcanology, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

Electronic archiving of data enables readers to replicate, verify and build upon the conclusions published in papers in the journal. It is recommended that all data which are not directly attached to a publication as electronic supplementary files be deposited in the data library PANGAEA at www.pangaea.de. Data is archived by an editor in standard format(s) in machine readable form and made available via Open Access. After processing, the author receives a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which provides a link to the supplement to allow it to be proof-read. Data can be referenced in the publication to facilitate linking between the journal article and the data. Please send data with a description to info@pangaea.de.

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