英文誌 “Journal of Natural Disaster Science”

Information for Contributors to the “Journal of Natural Disaster Science”

Publication

All the journals will be digitalized from Volume 31 of FY 2009 publication (available at the Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science Website and J-Stage).

Page limits and page charge

Regular Papers and Special Reports: 12 pages
Letters, Technical Notes, and News: 8 pages
Discussions: 4 pages

For all manuscripts submitted after April, 2009, 2000 yen (US$20) is charged per a page within the page limits, and 10,000 yen (US$80.00) per extra page will beassessed

Preparation of Manuscripts

English is the language of publication. The manuscript should be in 12-pt type, double spaced, with 2.5cm margins on standard A4 paper. Four(4) complete copies of the paper should be submitted for review and editing. When accepted, a final-text file on a 3.5 inch floppy disk, single spaced in 9-pt type, and one paper copy of the final text will be required. The file name, software program used, and type of computer should be indicated on the disk.

Title Page

The paper's title should be concise but informative and be followed by the name, affiliation, and address of the author(s). The name, affiliation, address, facsimile and e-mail address of the corresponding author should also be given. A short running title should be provided.

Abstract

An abstract of no more than 200 words that states the purposes of the research, basic procedures used, main findings, and principal conclusions must precede the body of the paper.
Up to 5 Key Words should follow the abstract.

Text

The body of the paper should begin with the INTRODUCTION. All sections should be numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals
(e.g., 1. INTRODUCTION).
Subsections should be indicated by decimal notation (1.1, 1.2, ...2.1, 2.2,....).

Figures and Tables

Copies should be placed at the end of the manuscripts, each figure and table on a separate page. Original figures and tables should be submitted only on acceptance of the paper. The place for insertion of each figure and table should be indicated in the final version of the paper.

Captions and headings

Each figure must have a caption and each table a heading. Figure captions and table headings should be listed on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript. Abbreviate figure as Fig. in the captions and text. The word Table should be spelled out and capitalized in both the text and table headings.

Acknowledgments

These should be concise, immediately follow the text, and include grant information as well as thanks to individuals.

Citations

In the text, citations should follow the author-year system.
[ Examples ]
Irikura et al. (1996) noted that ....
The discussion remains quite controversial (e.g., Kawase, 1996; Pitarka et al., 1996; Inoue and Miyatake, 1996)

References

In the Reference Section citations should be given alphabetically by author(s), year, title of article, journal name, volume number and inclusive pages. Book citations should be by author(s), year, title, inclusive pages, publisher and place of publication. Multiple references published by the same author or authors in a given year should be in alphabetical order (1998a, 1998b).
[ Examples ]
Aki, K., 1967. Scaling Law of Seismic Spectrum, J. Geophys, Res., 72, 1217-1231.
Aki, K. and P. Richards, 1980. Quantitative Seismology: Theory and Method, 100-120, W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco.
Kanamori, H. and D. L. Anderson, 1975. Theoretical basis of some empirical relations in seismology, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 65, 1073-1095.

Equations

Equations should be typed in italics and numbered, (1), (2)..., in the right hand margin. Superscripts, subscripts, and Greek letters should be clearly written. SI (Systeme International) units should be used whenever possible, otherwise use only standard units. The relationship of non-SI units used to the corresponding SI units should be given.

Reprint

These can be purchased by the author(s) directly from the publisher.

Manuscripts and correspondence should be sent to :

Journal of Natural Disaster Science
DPRI, Kyoto University,
Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan.
Tel: (+81)774-38-4278 / Fax: (+81)774-38-4622