Calls for papers


International Journal of Environment and Health
International Journal of Environment and Health


Special Issue on: “Perspectives in Health and Environmental Decision-Making”

Guest Editor: Dr. Paolo F Ricci, University of San Francisco, USA

Papers will deal with practical methods, rather than with theoretical advances, for making decision under risk or uncertainty. The rational for a practical, but rigorous, approach is that the large majority of risk managers and practitioners have generally not been exposed to formal methods of decision analysis because those methods are not part generally of the physical sciences (e.g., engineering, chemistry, toxicology, etc.) curricula.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include:
  • Decision sciences, environmental and health risk assessment
  • Rational single decision-making through formally optimal choices
  • Multiparty decision-making: game-theoretic methods, examples and issues
  • Risk assessment: towards a unifying methodology probabilistic and non-probabilistic measures
  • Value of information: criteria, methods and applications
  • Bayesian methods in decision-making
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods: practical aspects and applications
  • Influence diagrams and Bayesian belief networks
  • Uncertainty analysis: probabilities or other measures in analysing decisions
  • Causation in risky and uncertain decisions: alternative approaches, issues
  • Complexity in ecological systems: measures, models and applications
  • Multiple stakeholders interactions: models of complex environmental cases
  • Organisational psychology of distributed choices
  • Dominance: deterministic and probabilistic aspects
  • Cluster of adverse outcomes: spatial and temporal analysis
  • Intergenerational decision-making under risk or uncertainty: the very long run
  • Risk management: pulling all elements together
  • Risk-cost-benefit analysis: applications and methodological issues

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

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 submission: 30 March, 2007