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Reducing tsunami risk in the western Indian Ocean

Geoscience Letters welcomes submissions to the new thematic series "Reducing tsunami risk in the western Indian Ocean".

Tsunamis from the Makran subduction zone threaten nearby and distant shores of the western Indian Ocean. In 2015, this threat occasioned an international workshop associated with meeting of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System. Now, papers pertaining to Makran tsunami risk are requested for a thematic collection in Geoscience Letters. Most papers are expected to focus on near-field tsunami risk and warning in Oman, Iran, Pakistan, and India, but contributions will also be considered on lessons in other countries.

Submission instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Geoscience Letters. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Geoscience Letters submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on Reducing tsunami risk in the western Indian Ocean. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Length of articles: 3000–5000 words for Research Letters and ~10,000 words for Reviews including figures which are counted 200 to 500 words depending on size.

Deadline for submissions: 28th February 2018

Guest Editors

Adam D. Switzer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yuichiro Tanioka, Hokkadio University, Japan
Sultan Al-Yahyai, Directorate General of Meteorology, Oman
Brian Atwater, U.S. Geological Survey
Peter Koltermann, IOC-UNESCO
Joern Lauterjung, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
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  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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