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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.

Join us in telling Canada’s resilience story.

Spring 2018: Special Issue: FIRE 

This special issue will focus on the nexus between fire and emergency management.

The issue will include such diverse topics as History of Fire Management in Canada; Emergency Social Services during the 2017 BC fire Season; and lessons from other countries.

Fall 2018 Issue: EQUITY in DRR and Inclusive Emergency Management.

Research and practice show that disaster mitigation, response, and recovery are uneven and inequitable. Disasters have a disproportionate impact on certain populations. Race, sex, ability, and socioeconomic status strongly influence ability to prepare for and recover from disasters.

Similarly, climate change adaptation measures can enhance adaptive capacity of certain groups at the expense of others.

How can we do better?

In this issue we will feature up-close and personal stories of women reducing disasters; the limitations of traditional cost-benefit analysis for disaster mitigation investments that by default prioritize expensive assets, as well as articles addressing health, inequity, and DRR.

Got an idea? Please get in touch!


Submission guidelines are as follows:

  1. Articles should be no longer than 1,000 words and be in final draft version (i.e. free of spelling and grammatical errors). Please submit them in 12pt Times New Roman font, single spaced.
  1. Articles should be submitted in electronic MS Word compatible format and emailed to editorhaznet@gmail.comand by March 15th for our Spring issue and September 15th for our Fall issue. We appreciate and encourage early submissions!
  1. 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 (see below for file type).  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.

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.

  1. A short biographical paragraph (40 – 50 words), a head shot and a short 140 character (not word) summary should be submitted with each article to enable featuring the article through social media channels.
  1. Please use in-text citations — e.g. (Pelling, 2003, p.4) — rather than footnotes. References mustbe 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 internationally 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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