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Disaster Prevention and Resilience (DPR) is an international peer-reviewed, open access, online journal.

Aims and Scope

DPR is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted to developing knowledge and capacity in strategic and practical aspects of reducing the impact of natural and human-instigated disasters. DPR publishes applied and fundamental research, critical reviews, policy papers and case studies with a particular focus on multi-disciplinary fields. The journal encourages articles in the following areas:

  • Natural and human-instigated disasters;
  • Disaster risk perception and communication;
  • Disaster risk analysis;
  • Disaster risk-informed decision making;
  • Disaster risk reduction and management;
  • Disaster resilience of built environment;
  • Sustainability under global warming;
  • Social science / urban planning;
  • Education in disaster prevention and resilience.


The journal is owned by OAE Publishing Inc.

Publishing Model

Gold open access. All articles published by DPR are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately from the date of publication. For further information, please refer to Open Access.

Copyright and License to Publish

Articles in DPR are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). The CC BY 4.0 allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials and is preferred by many research funding bodies. Under this license users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution for any purposes, even commercially, provided that the users appropriately acknowledge the original authors and the source.

Copyright is retained by authors. Authors are required to sign a License to Publish (which can be downloaded from the journal's Author Instructions), granting DPR, which identifies itself as the original publisher, exclusive rights to publish their articles, and granting any third party the right to use the articles freely as long as the integrity is maintained and the original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Editorial Board

For more information about the editorial team, please refer to Editorial Board.

Editorial Policies

All manuscripts submitted to DPR should adhere to DPR's Editorial Policies.

Peer Review

The journal adheres to rigorous peer review and undergoes single-blind peer review. For more details, please refer to Editorial Process and Peer Review Guidelines.

Publication Ethics Statement

DPR fully adheres to the Code of Conduct and to the Best Practice Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Editors of this journal enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to guarantee to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. The Editors of DPR take such publishing ethics issues very seriously and are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications.

Journal Information and Statistics

  • Publication model: Open access
  • ISSN 2832-4056 (Online)
  • Frequency: Quarterly published
  • DOI: 10.20517/dpr

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