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Thank you for your interest in submitting an article for publication in HazNet.

HazNet Magazine serves as the information dissemination platform of the Canadian Risks and Hazards Network. The magazine is published biannually, both online and in limited hard copy format. The magazine is distributed through academic and practitioner networks across Canada and internationally. The platform is updated throughout the year to serve the information needs of practitioners and researchers working in the fields of disaster risk reduction, emergency management and resilience.

We welcome articles identifying and discussing issues, policies, planning, research reports, book reviews, photographic essays, artistic contributions and any other information relevant to emergency management, climate change, disaster risk reduction and community resilience

Our mandate is to foster an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral education and engagement to enhance understanding of resilience, emergency management and disaster risk reduction.

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Spring/Summer Issue 2024: Emergency Management in an Era of Extremes

Deadline: July 20th  

The increasing frequency and severity of emergencies and disasters pose a significant challenge to many of the current practices in emergency management, making it increasingly difficult to effectively mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. In this issue, we will focus on how emergency management is – and is not – evolving to meet these challenges.
Some prompting questions we are suggesting for this issue:

  • How should our daily operations and strategic planning evolve as a field of practice?
  • What lessons do we keep failing to learn? To what extent are the lessons of the past relevant for the future?
  • How can hazard risk and vulnerability assessments and emergency management plans incorporate climate change and the new risks it brings?
  • What considerations can be adopted to ensure a risk-based approach to managing polycrises?
  • What new strategies do we need to adopt in an era of marathon responses and polycrises, including self and team-care?
  • How should our preparedness messaging evolve from the standard “72 hour” messaging that is increasingly insufficient?
  • What are some effective  initiatives, community cases and policies in disaster risk reduction that we can lean on and learn from?

If you have questions or ideas, please reach out at with subject line: “Emergency Management in an Era of Extremes”.

Steps to submit:

  1. Prepare your article according to the following guidelines:

a. No longer than 1000 words.

b. Proofed (free of spelling and grammatical errors).

c. Formatted to 12pt Times New Roman font, single-spaced.

d. Broken up with subheadings to visually breakdown the text and help with search engine optimization.

e. Saved in MS Word compatible format.

f. Adopted to Harvard citation style according to the guide provided here.

i. References must be cited at the end of the paper.

ii. Please use in-text citations — e.g. (Pelling, 2003, p.4) — rather than footnotes.

2. In addition to your article, please prepare the following supporting information:

a. A short summary (140 characters) to feature the article through social media channels.

b. A short biographical paragraph (40 – 50 words).

c. A headshot for the lead author (JPEG; minimum 300 dpi). Appropriate captions for images and photo credits should accompany (or be included) in your submission. Obtaining photo credits is the responsibility of the contributing author.​_

d. Any tables, figures, charts, boxes and equations incorporated into the text should also be provided in an additional electronic file (please ensure the file is MS Word compatible). All print-ready images should be supplied as separate files. Where appropriate, you may indicate an approximate placement of the image within the text and we will endeavour to place the image on or about the position indicated.

3. Submit the above items through this form by May 15th, 2024 for the Spring/Summer Issue. We appreciate and encourage early submissions!

We encourage you to adopt the requirements listed above; we are a volunteer-based team that receives a high volume of submissions.

  • IMAGE FORMATS: The magazine accepts images in jpeg format at 300 dpi. Appropriate captions for images and photo credits should accompany (or be included) in your submission. Obtaining photo credits is the responsibility of the contributing author. Please contact the editor for image submission methods.
  • A short biographical paragraph (40 – 50 words), a head shot and a short 140 characters (not word) summary should be submitted with each article to enable featuring the article through social media channels.
  • Please use in-text citations — e.g. (Pelling, 2003, p.4) — rather than footnotes. References must be cited at the end of the paper in Harvard style.
  • Layout for references is as follows:

Pelling, M., 2003, Vulnerability in Cities. London: Earthscan Publications.


About the Canadian Risks and Hazards Network (CRHNet):

The Canadian Risks and Hazards Network is a not-for-profit association established to

  • initiate the development of a Canadian inter-disciplinary and cross-sectoral network of researchers, academics and practitioners to enhance understanding of emergency management in all dimensions and help build Canadian capacity to deal effectively with threats and consequences from all hazards;
  • create a Canadian Annual Symposium for dialogue focusing on disaster risk reduction and facilitate policy formulation and adoption of best practices in Canada;
  • provide a Canadian venue to learn from the experiences of other countries by inviting international reputed scholars, practitioners and participants to the annual Symposium and to share Canadian experience and efforts in disaster reduction; and
  • publish HazNet, a bi-annual journal comprised of articles on a wide range of topics within the emergency and disaster management arena.

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