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International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management


Special Issue on: "Advances in Risk Assessment for Contaminated Environments"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Jianbing Li, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Shuiyuan Cheng, Beijing University of Technology, China

Risk assessment is of critical importance to environmental planners and researchers for sound decision making regarding the management of environmental pollution. In recent years, numerous research efforts and advances have been made in the field of environmental risk assessment. Such advances are important for guiding accurate evaluation and effective mitigation of environmental risks, which are pursued by governments, industries, communities, and researchers around the world. The purpose of this special issue is to publish latest results of the research and development of risk assessment for contaminated environments, and to encourage the exchange and communications of new knowledge and ideas within the area of environmental risk assessment.

Subject Coverage
In the content of this special issue, original research papers or reviews are solicited in relevant aspects of risk assessment for contaminated environments (i.e. surface water and groundwater contamination, air and soil pollution), including but not limited to:
  • Risk assessment modelling approaches
  • Comparative risk assessment
  • Ecological risk assessment
  • Health risk assessment
  • Integrated risk assessment and management
  • Stakeholder involvement and risk communication
  • Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis for risk assessment
  • Regulatory aspects of environmental risk assessment and management
  • Environmental risk assessment tools and software
  • Case studies in risk assessment and management

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for draft manuscript submission: 30 June, 2010

Notification of review results: 30 September, 2010

Deadline for revised manuscript submission: 30 October, 2010