International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)

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Published Continuous Volume. Est. 2012.

The International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM) publishes interdisciplinary research papers, reviews, and case studies that examine risk, uncertainty, and contingency. The journal encourages risk and contingency research from disciplines like healthcare, manufacturing, natural resources, agriculture, government, education, military, transportation, finance, and technology. The journal’s cross-disciplinary coverage and applied focus moves risk and contingency management away from pure financial coverage. Academicians and researchers benefit by gaining insights from the research in this journal concerning how risk is measured and mitigated against across different disciplines, industries, and sectors.

ISSN: 2160-9624|EISSN: 2160-9632|DOI: 10.4018/IJRCM
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The mission of the International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM) is to discover what risk and uncertainty mean to different disciplines and industries. Risks are known in the sense they can be measured but it is the underlying uncertainty that remains elusive. Risk is present across industries and sectors (private, public, and non-profit). As a result, organizations and government around the world are currently experiencing higher levels of risk. At the other end of the spectrum from risk, contingency is the buffer against expected risk and uncertainty.  The journal provides an interdisciplinary approach to risk and contingency management, encouraging researchers and practitioners to provide best practices and a look into the future of this field.


Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Application design and software acceptability
  • Application of research design to uncertainty and risk analysis
  • Application of risk and contingency management across disciplines and industries (project management, portfolio selection, decision making, operations research, math, engineering, scientific studies, etc.)
  • Behavioristic marketing and prospecting
  • Big data analysis and risk assessment
  • Business intelligence and data protection risk
  • Business operations, management leadership and process continuity
  • Certainty assessment, testing, and performance evaluation
  • Comparative risks and/or contingency across disciplines and workplace functions
  • Comparative studies of risk or contingency management across organizations
  • Complex theory, system of systems and uncertainty analysis
  • Contingency management training, education, and Knowledge transfer
  • Contingency planning, risk mitigation, risk transfer
  • Criminal behavior risk and social policy concepts
  • Crisis and incident management (analysis, solutions, compliance, etc.)
  • Decision making, probability and contingency models
  • Emerging scientific techniques and research methods
  • Exception capture, risk quantification and uncertainty management
  • Face-to-face and virtual Communications certainty and uncertainty
  • Game theory and probability concepts
  • Global and domestic terrorism analysis
  • Global economic recession
  • Human behavior management analysis
  • Human resource engineering and contingency management
  • Information technology innovation uncertainty
  • Information technology risk
  • Insurance and health risk
  • Internet and intranet protection
  • Internet security, forensic analysis, and privacy risk
  • Knowledge creation, sharing and contingency models
  • Legal challenges and risk aversion best-practices
  • Linear and non-linear algorithms and predictability
  • Multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches to risk/contingency management (integrating organizational behavior, leadership, governance, etc.)
  • National security risk aversion and uncertainty mitigation
  • National security safeguards and proactive policy
  • Negotiation and coercive behavior predictability
  • Novel/unique applications of risk frameworks and models
  • Process engineering tolerance and control
  • Project risk management, schedule control and scope quality assurance
  • Quality assurance, control and reliability engineering
  • Reliability engineering and process stability
  • Risk and uncertainty in research (including meta-studies)
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Risk in management science
  • Risk in psychology, sociology and the other social sciences
  • Risk in public vs. nonprofit vs. government sectors
  • Risk modeling and simulation
  • Risk versus uncertainty
  • Risks and contingency management in traditional economics and finance
  • Risk-sensitive industries
  • Significant global events/impacts (including global warming, flooding, tsunamis, earth quakes, and terrorism)
  • Socio-cultural instability and emerging models
  • Socio-technical constraints and opportunities
  • Stability versus instability
  • Statistical analysis and uncertainty quantification
  • Strategic Strategic planning and risk identification
  • Supply chain logics constraints and opportunities
  • Systems architecture certainty and contingency management
  • Systems engineering and services engineering uncertainty analysis
  • Trust certainty and uncertainty
  • Urban design and population risk


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Narashima Rao Vajjhala
International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)