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International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)
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International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)

This journal converted to Gold Open Access on January 1, 2023
Editor-in-Chief: Narasimha Rao Vajjhala (University of New York Tirana, Albania)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 11 more indices
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2012
ISSN: 2160-9624|EISSN: 2160-9632|DOI: 10.4018/IJRCM
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Published: Dec 9, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJRCM.315304
Volume 11
Varsha M., Poornima B., Pavan Kumar
Rice blast disease is strongly dependent on environmental and climate factors. This paper demonstrates the integration of a rice blast disease severity prediction model based on climate factors... Show More
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Varsha M., et al. "A Machine Learning Technique for Rice Blast Disease Severity Prediction Using K-Means SMOTE Class Balancing." vol.11, no.1 2022: pp.1-27.


Varsha M., Poornima B., & Kumar, P. (2022). A Machine Learning Technique for Rice Blast Disease Severity Prediction Using K-Means SMOTE Class Balancing. , 11(1), 1-27.


Varsha M., Poornima B., and Pavan Kumar. "A Machine Learning Technique for Rice Blast Disease Severity Prediction Using K-Means SMOTE Class Balancing," 11, no.1: 1-27.

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Published: Jul 15, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJRCM.304900
Volume 11
Hakan Altin
The primary objective of this study is to create the first examination of the global stock markets using the ARDL method. The ARDL model provides a solution that shows the short-run and long-run... Show More
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Altin, Hakan. "An Analysis of Global Stock Markets With the Autoregressive Distributed Lag Method." vol.11, no.1 2022: pp.1-21.


Altin, H. (2022). An Analysis of Global Stock Markets With the Autoregressive Distributed Lag Method. , 11(1), 1-21.


Altin, Hakan. "An Analysis of Global Stock Markets With the Autoregressive Distributed Lag Method," 11, no.1: 1-21.

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Published: Jul 13, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJRCM.303102
Volume 11
Rajasekhara Mouly Potluri, Premila Koppalakrishnan, Jahadhiya Firdausi M.
The paper aims to investigate the perceptual displays of UAE business students on selecting entrepreneurship education as a career option along with challenges faced in the present pandemic... Show More
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Potluri, Rajasekhara Mouly, et al. "Risks Associated With the Entrepreneurship Education During the Pandemic: A Perceptual Display of UAE Business Students." vol.11, no.1 2022: pp.1-12.


Potluri, R. M., Koppalakrishnan, P., & Jahadhiya Firdausi M. (2022). Risks Associated With the Entrepreneurship Education During the Pandemic: A Perceptual Display of UAE Business Students. , 11(1), 1-12.


Potluri, Rajasekhara Mouly, Premila Koppalakrishnan, and Jahadhiya Firdausi M. "Risks Associated With the Entrepreneurship Education During the Pandemic: A Perceptual Display of UAE Business Students," 11, no.1: 1-12.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
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... Show More
Mission & Scope:
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... Show More
  • 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 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
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Reviews & Statements

The International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management is a peer-reviewed journal  where the editor and board are willing to hear the voices of researchers from all cultures and theoretical perspectives (not just the mainstream textbook variety). This is a journal with really interesting research. When I looked at an issue to access one article, I found myself reading other ones, and more, because they were interesting and authentic, with a variety of methods and theories yet still not far removed from the core concepts of risk management.

– Serafina Alamieyeseigha, SA Consulting

Hats off to IJRCM, IGI Global, Dr. Strang, and his editorial board team for helpful arrangements and editing on the journal. He can look at an abstract idea and tell me what to write about my research - and it worked.

– Gerry Wymar, Hammersmith Planning

Researchers and practitioners alike have in this journal an excellent compendium of some of the most current thinking in risk management. The IJRCM offers a unique blend of theory and its relationship to real-world problems in risk management. The journal appeals to my interest in the risk-reward tradeoff, and offers others an excellent discussion of how financial and engineering risk can be incorporated into corporate decision making.

– Colin Read, PhD, MBA, J.D., MS, MTax, Chair of the Department of Finance and Economics at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

Our experience with Dr. Ken Strang (Editor-in-Chief), as well as the InternationalJournal Risk and Contingency Management team, was  excellent. He was very supportive in helping us improve our research paper, and he replied very promptly with the blind reviews and guided us through to the publication process. We would like to recommend IJRCM for authors who are searching for a quality peer-reviewed journal where the editorial board and publisher respects all scholars.

– Benish Javed, National University of Modern Languages and Sciences

Risk management is often discussed in IJRCM using applied studies, which is in contrast to the abstract-mathematical approach used at many other journals covering these topics. IJRCM gives industry practitioners practical knowledge they can understand, relate to experience, and use in their practices. This is what brought me in here.

– Durango Vasthu, FEC-IBM

IJRCM contributes extensively to management practice by publishing articles that apply both qualitative and quantitative dimensions of risk management theory. The backbone of IJRCM is its eminent editorial board, and Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Kenneth Strang whose passion for research and understanding of cross-cultural perspectives is certainly an asset to any publisher. Continued patronage from researchers around the world is sure to make this journal strong.

– Daly Paulose, School of Communication and Management Studies, SCMS EIG, India

It was a great honor to have our research article "A Critical Review of IT Innovations" (2013) published in IJRCM 2(3) in order to share this with the community of practice. Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ken D. Strang provided many important constructive comments, salient questions and relevant literature review suggestions. This particular information technology (IT) related manuscript critically reviewed the IT uncertainty faced by executive decision makers in business, most notably the key issues surrounding achieving competitiveness though leveraging IT as well as addressing security risks. This was a rewarding experience so we'll continue contribute our future research to this publisher as much as we can.

– Ruben Xing, Montclair State University

I have enjoyed researching for many years in my academic career. There have been many successes as evidenced by my numerous journal publications. However, the process experienced stemming from my initial submission to the “International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management” exemplifies their practice of Total Quality Management principles. They provided several comments of constructive criticism from the reviewers. These helped to make my research effort and presentation of a higher quality then my initial submission. The comments were truly constructive. In particular I would like to single out Dr. Ken Strang for his numerous correspondences regarding my need for clarification or assistance requested from reviewers. It was a pleasure to refine my work under the guidance of the staff and to witness employing TQM principles.

– Dennis Bialaszewski, Indiana State University
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