Risk Analysis

Cover image for Vol. 37 Issue 6

Edited By: L. Anthony Cox, Jr.

Impact Factor: 2.518

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 7/49 (Social Sciences Mathematical Methods); 17/100 (Mathematics Interdisciplinary Applications)

Online ISSN: 1539-6924

Author Guidelines

What makes a good Risk Analysis article? Read more on the focus of Risk Analysis and the articles sought for publication.

Escalation Procedures: Authors with questions, comments, or complaints about the handling of their papers should reference the hyperlinked escalation process.

To Submit a Manuscript

Risk Analysis uses an online manuscript submission and review management system called ScholarOne Manuscript Central. To submit a manuscript, please follow these instructions:

(a) Prepare manuscript according to the style guidelines below, in Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF format. As the journal has a blind review process, please do not include any designation of author names or affiliations in the electronic submission. You will be asked to provide this information elsewhere.
(b) Log onto http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/riskanalysis, or click Submit an Article on the left-side tab of this page.
(c) Click on Check for Existing Account. If you do not have an account, click on Create an Account to set up a username and password.
(d) Click on Author Center.
(e) Click on Submit First Draft of New Manuscript.
(f) Follow the instructions on the screen to formally submit the manuscript.
(g) The journal implements a competing interests disclosure policy. Please review this policy and these questions on behalf of all authors. You will be asked to answer these questions as part of the submission steps.

After submitting a manuscript, you should receive an e-mail confirmation that the paper was received. When the reviews are complete, the editor will send the corresponding author an e-mail with a decision and further instructions on how to proceed. If you have any questions about this system, or are unable to submit a manuscript via the Internet, please contact the Managing Editor:

Karen Lowrie, Ph.D.
Bloustein School, Rutgers University
33 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1958
Phone: 848-932-2708
FAX: 732-932-0934
e-mail: klowrie@rutgers.edu

Submission of a manuscript is a representation that it has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. It is also an assurance that all persons listed as authors have made significant (not merely administrative, technical, or supervisory) contributions to the content of the paper and that they each concur with the paper as initially submitted and with all revisions.

Style Guidelines

Your manuscript should be double-spaced in clear, grammatically-correct English with margins on all sides of at least 1 in (2.5 cm) on 8.5”x11” sized pages. Headings within the main body should be in bold capital lettering and numbered, followed by the REFERENCES section and any tables or figures. Subheadings should be bold and numbered as 1.1, 2.1. Sub-subheadings should be italicized and numbered as 2.1.1., 2.1.2, etc.

For example:
3.1. Preliminary Data
3.1.1. Surveys
3.1.2 Interviews
3.2. Final Data

Figures should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.) and tables should be numbered using Roman numerals (I, II, III, etc.) and can either be inserted within the text or included on additional pages. There is an author charge for color figures or graphics, to be determined by the publisher.

The first page should contain the article title only. Risk Analysis uses a double blind review process so it is very important that the names and affiliations of all authors should NOT appear on the submitted manuscript. The second page should contain an abstract of 250 words or less, followed by a list of 3 to 5 keywords that express the precise content of the manuscript for indexing purposes. Please be sure that your abstract is clearly written and understandable to a lay audience. The main text of the paper should start on the third page.

Original Research manuscripts should be less than 7,000 words (excluding references, tables and figures), unless exceptional circumstances warrant a longer page count, for which authors should contact the Managing Editor prior to submission.

Perspectives should be less than 3,500 words generally. Risk Analysis accepts papers in the category of “Perspectives” that are not empirical in nature but present a novel interpretation of existing data or theory, or pull together a new trend or application in the field.

Reference style is based on the National Library of Medicine (NLM) style guide. In-text citations are numbered, superscripted and in parentheses, and the reference list is numbered in order of appearance within the manuscript. Footnotes are superscripted without parentheses (detailed examples and instructions).

Please go to Wiley's Author Services site for the Risk Analysis reference style template for Endnote: http://authorservices.wiley.com/jendnotes.

LaTeX users can use Vancouver bibliography style file (BST). It is available at http://ctan.org/tex-archive/biblio/bibtex/contrib/vancouver


Risk Analysis employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal, you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.


COPE Guidelines

For guidance on good publication practices, published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), please click here.

For Accepted Manuscripts

For final preparation of an accepted manuscript in LaTeX, click here for a template.

Transfer of Copyright for Risk Analysis

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement:
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected, the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For authors choosing OnlineOpen:
If the OnlineOpen option is selected, the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

1. Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
2. Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
3. Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements, please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK), you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy, please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

Author Services

Author Services enables authors to track their article -- once it has been accepted -- through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production.  The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system.  Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript.  Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

If you have questions regarding the production process, please contact the production editor at risa@wiley.com.