International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)

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
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM) invites you to submit a manuscript or review in this scholarly journal.


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 governments 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:

    • Advancements in artificial intelligence for risk prediction and management
    • Agile methodologies in risk and contingency planning
    • 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
    • Biotechnical risks and mitigation strategies
    • Business intelligence and data protection risk
    • Business operations, management leadership and process continuity
    • Certainty assessment, testing, and performance evaluation
    • Climate change adaption and resilience building
    • 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.)
    • Cybersecurity threats in emerging technologies (cloud computing, IoT, blockchain, etc.)
    • Decision making, probability and contingency models
    • Disaster preparedness and community resilience
    • Ecological risks and sustainable management
    • Emerging scientific techniques and research methods
    • Ethical considerations in risk management practices
    • Evolving geopolitics and implications for global risk landscapes
    • Exception capture, risk quantification and uncertainty management
    • Face-to-face and virtual Communications certainty and uncertainty
    • Game theory and probability concepts
    • Gender perspectives in risk and contingency management
    • Global and domestic terrorism analysis
    • Global economic recession
    • Human resource engineering and contingency management
    • Impacts of demographic shifts on risk factors
    • Indigenous knowledge and its role in risk mitigation
    • Information technology risk
    • Insurance and health risk
    • 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
    • Mental health risks in professional settings
    • Multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches to risk/contingency management (integrating organizational behavior, leadership, governance, etc.)
    • National security safeguards and proactive policy
    • New methodologies in risk visualization and communication
    • Novel/unique applications of risk frameworks and models
    • Organizational culture's impact on risk perception and management
    • Pandemic preparedness and response strategies
    • Project risk management, schedule control and scope quality assurance
    • Psychological factors influencing risk taking behavior
    • Public health risks and mitigation in urban settings
    • Quantum computing implications for risk and security
    • 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 modeling and simulation
    • Risks and contingency management in traditional economics and finance
    • Risk-sensitive industries
    • Role of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in risk training and simulation
    • Social media's role in shaping risk perception and response
    • Space exploration and risks and contingency planning
    • Statistical analysis and uncertainty quantification
    • Strategic planning and risk identification
    • Systems architecture certainty and contingency management
    • Systems engineering and services engineering uncertainty analysis
    • Trust certainty and uncertainty
    • The ethics of risk management in AI and automation
    • The influence of media on public risk perception
    • The interplay of culture, tradition, and risk behaviors
    • The role of big tech companies in shaping global risk landscapes
    • Threats and opportunities in the gig economy
    • Transboundary risks and cooperative mitigation strategies
    • Understanding and managing risks in the sharing economy
    • Urban design and population risk
    • Vulnerability assessment in critical infrastructures
    • Water security risks in a changing climate
    • Wellness and wellbeing: Risks in the modern lifestyle


    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.

    Starting January 1st, 2023, this journal will be converting from Hybrid Open Access to full Gold Open Access, meaning from January 1st, 2023 onward all of its published contents will be 100% open access and the copyright of the published work will stay with the author(s) ((Note: IGI Global open access journal article manuscript publishing offers authors the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licensing arrangement. The copyright for the work remains solely with the author(s) of the article manuscript), and the publisher will provide the published contents free of charge globally (there will no longer be subscription fees or payment of any kind required for individuals and libraries to access and utilize the published contents).

    Once the journal is converted to Gold Open Access in 2023 and will no longer have subscription revenue backing it, the journal will be heavily reliant on Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs) payment provided by either the author(s) or his/her/their respective institution or another funding agency, AFTER the article manuscript submission has been through a full double-blind peer review and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. The APC will offset the costs of all of the activities associated with the publication of the article manuscript, including the digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process, the typesetting, formatting and layout, online hosting, the submission of the journal’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes, third party software (plagiarism checks), editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, communications with authors and reviewers, as well as all promotional support and activities which includes metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the journal and its published contents; and the fact that all published articles will be freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by the authors.

    The Article Processing Charge (APC) for this journal is currently set at $1,300 USD and authors will not be asked to provide payment of the APC fee (directly to the publisher) until AFTER their manuscript has gone through the full double-blind peer review process and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. Please note that there is absolutely NO correlation between the APC (Article Processing Charge) being paid by the author and the results of review process outcomes.

    For more information on APCs and Open Access Publishing please visit IGI Global’s open access publishing page here. Funding should be secured before submitting to an IGI Global open access journal. Researchers who are uncertain where to find funding for OA processing charges can visit IGI Global's Open Access Funding Resources Page. It is recommended to read the following article published by Web of Science, “A researcher’s complete guide to open access papers”.

    All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

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