International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)

International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)

Editor-in-Chief: Kenneth David Strang (W3Research, USA)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 11 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2012
ISSN: 2160-9624|EISSN: 2160-9632|DOI: 10.4018/IJRCM
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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.

Topics Covered

  • 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

Mission and 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 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.

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Reviews and Testimonials

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


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Kenneth David Strang has over 270 publications and 36 years of experience in business, project management and teaching. Ken has a Doctorate in Project Management (Operations Research), MBA in Strategic Management, BSBA in Marketing, AS (IT) all with summa cum laude honors. He is a licensed Project Management Professional (PMI, USA) a Fellow Life Management Institute with distinction (LOMA, USA), a Certified Research Professional (IIPMR, USA), a Certified Network Administrator(Novell), and a Certified Procurement Professional (IIPMR, USA). He won a Behaviour Energy Climate Change Fellowship from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, an Emerald Literati award and a Duke of Edinborough community service medal. He is a full professor and he worked for reputable organizations including IBM, Blue Cross as well as University of Technology.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Mary Lewis-Strang, AASET Pty Limited, Australia
Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina ORCID
Satish Sharma, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Serafina Alamieyeseigha, SA Consulting, South Africa
Zhaohao Sun, PNG University of Technology, Papua New Guinea ORCID
Associate Editors
Efosa Idemudia, Arkansas Tech University, United States
Jeffrey Fowler, American Military University, United States
Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina ORCID
Narasimha Vajjhala, University of New York Tirana, Albania ORCID
Suraj Chatrath, Stanford University Alumni, United States
Editorial Review Board
Ana Vulevic, Institute of Transportation-CIP, Belgrade, Serbia ORCID
Antonio Muñoz, University of Málaga, Spain ORCID
Charles Wild, Balfour Arlington Whit Solicitors, United Kingdom
Chivonne Algeo, Monash University, Australia
Daly Meppurath, MG University, India ORCID
Dongil Jung, Retired Social-Psychologist, United States
Drew Sugaretty, United Nations World Health Organization, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of
Ferdinand Che, American University of Nigeria, United Kingdom ORCID
Gerry Wymar, Hammersmith Planning, United Kingdom
Halil Sarıaslan, Baskent University, Turkey
Ioana-Maria Dragu, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Kennedy Okafor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria ORCID
Mark Ciampa, Western Kentucky University, United States
Md. Abul Kalam Siddike, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Michael Ziolkowski, SUNY College at Brockport, United States
Mohammed El Amine Abdelli, University of Salamanca, Spain ORCID
Mustafa Özer, Anadolu University, Turkey ORCID
Naoum Tsolakis, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Niro Udumalagala, Central Queensland University, Australia
Raghavan Ramanan, Desert Research Institute, United States
Rajesh Kumar, Punjab University Chandigarh, India
Reshu Agarwal, Amity Institute of Information Technology, Amity University, Noida, India ORCID
Roy Nersesian, Monmouth University, United States
Satya Prakash, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India
Soni Agrawal, IMI Kolkata, India ORCID
Vijay Kumar, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, India
Vijender Solanki, CMR Institute of Technology (Autonomous), India ORCID
Vivek Agrawal, GLA University, India
William Wood, James Madison University, United States
Yuri Raydugin, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Zhaohao Sun, PNG University of Technology, Papua New Guinea ORCID


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:

Kenneth David Strang
International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)