Volume: 8 Issue: 1, 1/14/22

Year: 2022

Research Articles

The aim of the Journal of Natural Hazards and Environment (JNHE) is to provide researchers a qualified scientific publishing platform for their research focusing all subjects related to both natural hazards and environment and to contribute sharing of current scientific development and knowledge with the scientific world. The scope of the Journal encompasses research subjects including natural hazards, environmental studies, disaster management, pollution (air, water, soil, and noise), and climate change and global warming, together with research on new techniques.

Some of the relevant topics and disciplines are earthquakes, landslides, rock falls, avalanches, flooding, flood, storms, erosion, drought, fire, biological disasters (such as epidemic diseases and insect infestation), climate change and global warming, disaster management, early warning systems, pollution (air, water, soil and noise), water and wastewater treatment, waste management (solid, medical and hazardous waste), watershed and water quality management, environmental impact assessment, renewable energy resources, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing applications on all issues related to natural hazards and environment.


Authors should fill in the copyright transfer form before uploading their articles.


• Authors can prepare and submit their manuscripts for the review process in Turkish or English.

• The manuscript should be written with clear and simple sentences.


• Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the sample article format.

• The page size should be A4 (210*297mm) standard.

• Manuscripts should be single-spaced and the text should be written in one column.

• Manuscripts should be prepared with the margins of 2 cm on the left and right sides and 2.5 cm on the bottom and top sides of each page.

• Manuscript should not exceed 20 pages, including the references section.

• Paragraphs should be justified and the first line of each paragraph (excluding the first paragraph) should be adjusted at 0.5 cm from the left hand margin.


Manuscript Title

• Manuscript title should be concise and informative and it should convey information about the topic and content of the article.

• The first letters of each word in the title should be written in capital and it should be typed as 14 points Arial-bold and justified to the left.

• The title in English should be written in lowercase (except the first letters of each word in the title) and placed after the abstract (in Turkish). It should also be justified to the left and typed as 12 points Arial-bold.

Names and Addresses of Authors

• All author names and their addresses are to be listed below the title of the manuscript. Address (affiliation) information should be given without using any abbreviation e.g.; department name, university or organization name, postal (zip) code, city, state/province (if applicable), country.


• Abstract should present the reasons for writing the manuscript, methods, findings and outstanding conclusions concisely and informatively.

• Abstract should be written both in Turkish and English.

• The length of the abstract must be between 150 and 200 words.

• Except standard and conventional abbreviations, use of abbreviations should be avoided in the abstract. In case of abbreviation(s) is needed to be included, please define it in parenthesis where it appears in the text for the first time.

• Both title and the abstract of the manuscript written in Turkish should be translated into English and incase of manuscripts submitted in English, title and the abstract of the manuscript written in English should also be translated into Turkish.


• Keywords should follow the abstract and not be less than 3 and more than 6.


• The text of the manuscript should be designed in sections as follows; Introduction, Material and Method, Results and Discussion, Conclusions (Conclusions and Suggestions), Acknowledgements (if any), References, Appendices (if any).

• Introduction part should give the nature of the problem under investigation, main objectives of the study and method of approach accompanying relevant references of literature.

• Following sections may review on the theoretical bases of the study, the used and/or suggested methods and/or algorithms, the numerical applications, and the analyses on the provided results.

• Obtained results from the study can be summarized and suggestions can be presented in the Conclusions section.

• The institutions and associations from which the financial supports are provided, personal contacts of the authors who contribute to the manuscript can be acknowledged in the acknowledgements section. Acknowledgements should not be placed in any part of the manuscript as footnotes. Acknowledgements section should be as concise as possible.

• The text of sections should be written with Times New Roman characters in 10 points.

Numbering Sections

• Titles and subtitles of the sections and subsections should be numerated sequentially in decimal numbers. Section numbering should not exceed three levels. The abstract should not be numbered.

(Example:  1. Introduction,  2. Main Section,  2.1. Subsection,  2.1.1. Subsection ) 


• Abbreviations should be defined at the first use in parenthesis following their denotations.

Mathematical Formulae

• Variables, vectors and matrices are to be presented in italics. Matrices should be written in capital letter and vectors should be written in lowercase. Both, vectors and matrices should be typed as boldface.

• The equations are to be justified to the left side of the manuscript and numbered sequentially. Equation numbers should be placed next to the corresponding equation and justified to the right margin.

• In case, simple formulae in the line of text are to be inserted, formulae should be provided in text format. (e.g. for division sign; use solidus “/” instead of “–”).

• Equations must be prepared using a commonly available equation editor (e.g. Ms. Word Equation editor, MathType) to allow editing. Equations should not be included in the manuscript in graphical formats.


• All tables should have table captions. Table caption should be placed above the table, e.g. “Table 1: Table caption”.

• Tables should be referred to in the text as follows:

Example:  … as shown in Table 1 …

• The footnotes in the tables should be cited with superscript lowercase letters and the corresponding footnotes should be placed below the table.

• Tables in the manuscript must not be in graphical format.


• All figures should have figure captions. Figure caption should be placed below the figure, e.g. “Figure 1: Figure caption”.

• Figures should be referred in the text as follows:

Example:  … as shown in Figure 1 …

• Figures at low resolution should be included in the manuscript. Additionally, all figures at least 300dpi resolution should be uploaded as supplementary files to the electronic system of the Journal through the online submission.

• Image title and number should not be placed on images uploaded to the online system. This information should be provided at metadata section during the uploading process.

Table and Figure Numbering

• Tables and figures should be numbered sequentially through the text without using any section number.

• Tables and figures in the Appendices sections must be numbered independently from the main text of the manuscript.

Example: The number of the 1st figure of Appendices 1 should be:   Figure A1

Example: The number of the 1st table of Appendices 1 should be:   Table A1


• Colored illustrations, such as figures and tables can be prepared. The colored illustrations are free of charge. Approved final manuscripts in all formats will be published as colored in the Journal.

Terminology and Units

• Internationally accepted units and terminology standards are strongly encouraged to be followed. International system of units (SI) is requested to be used.

• If other units are mentioned, their equivalent in SI should be enclosed in parenthesis.


• To indicate additional information, footnotes can be included. Footnotes on the text should be cited in decimal numbers and formatted as superscript.

• Footnotes as usual should be written at the bottom of the page where the referenced text is placed on.

Citations and Quotations

• Quotations must be written in italic font style and in quotation marks.

• Citations should consist of the author’s surname with the first letter in capital and year of the publication in the form i.e. “([Surname] [year])” or “[Surname] ([year])”. In case, the cited reference has two authors the word, “and” should be inserted between the surnames. In case, the cited reference has more than two authors the phrase “et al.” should be inserted between the first author’s surname and the year of the publication. In case, cited text in the manuscript only refers to one page of the reference then the page number of the reference should be given after the year of the publication by a comma between the year and the page number. Samples are given below.


According to Ozalp (2013) ...

From the model of Vanicek and Kleusberg (1987) ...

Considering the research results of Pavlis et al. (2008) ...

In Comert (2002, p.175) ... 

… (Bostanci 1995).

… (Pursell and Potterfield 2008).

… (Akinci 2005; Dogan et al. 1992).

… (Tapley et al. 2005).


• References should be arranged in “References” section. Firstly, references should be ordered alphabetically according to the cited and quoted authors’ surname, then chronologically if necessary.

• Both References and Acknowledgements should not have section numbers.

• The name of articles listed in the References should be written in lowercase, except the first letter.

• The second and following lines should be adjusted at 0.5 cm from the left-hand margin for each reference.

• Examples of different kinds of publications are given below.

Journal Article:

Rosette J., Suárez J., North P., Los S., (2011), Forestry applications for satellite lidar remote sensing, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 77(3), 271-279.

Abshire J.B., Sun X., Riris H., Sirota J. M., McGarry J. F., Palm S., Yi D., Liiva P., (2005), Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) on the ICESat mission: On-orbit measurement performance, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, (L21S02), 1-4, doi: 10.1029/2005GL024028.

Article with DOI number:

Kelley M.C., Pancoast S., Close S., Wang Z., (2012), Analysis of electromagnetic and electrostatic effects of particle impacts on spacecraft, Advances in Space Research, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2011.12.023.

Accepted article but not published yet:

Schenk T., Csathó B., (2012), A new methodology for detecting ice sheet surface elevation changes from laser altimetry data, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, (doi number if available), [In press].


Seeber G., (2003), Satellite Geodesy, Walter de Gruyter, 2nd ed., Berlin, Germany, 589pp.

Richardson J.L., Vepraskas M.J., (Eds.), (2001), Wetland Soils, Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes and Classification, Lewis Publisher, Boca Rotan, Florida, USA, 417pp.

Book Series:

Tape W., (1994), Atmospheric Halos, Antarctic Research Series, Vol.64, AGU, Washington, D. C.

Section or Article in Book:

De  Paor D.G., (1996), Bezier curves and geological design, In: Structural Geology and Personal Computers, (De Paor D.G., Ed.), Pergamon Press, Oxford, pp.389-17.

Conference Proceedings:

Clement J.J., (2003), Imagistic Simulation in Scientific Model Construction. In: Proceedings 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (Alterman R., Kirsh D., Eds.), Boston, Massachusetts, USA., pp.67-72.

Thesis or Technical Report:

Agutter A.J., (1995), Analysis of Sigma factors in S. aureus, Ph.D. Thesis, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK. 

Van Rijn L.C., (1990), Handbook of sediment transport by currents and waves, Report –H461 Delft Hydraulics, Delft, The Netherlands, 435pp.

Online Document:

Cartwright J., (2007), Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing Physics Web. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1, [Accessed 26 June 2007].

Streetmapper, (2006), Street Mapper Mobile mapping using Lidar, http://www.streetmapper.net, [Accessed 23 November 2006].

Publication Ethics Statement

Journal of Natural Hazard and Environment (JNHE) applies certain ethical standards for all publications in it to ensure high-quality scientific publications and public trust in the findings of scientific research. JNHE accepts the rules and standards put out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and we fully follow to its Code of Conduct and to its Best Practice Guidelines.

The editors of JNHE impose a demanding peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure improving high quality scientific works in the related study area of scholarly publication. Against some unethical issues including cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation and inappropriate authorship credit, the editors of JNHE take such problems very seriously and are dedicated to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy.

JNHE is committed to objective and fair blind peer reviews of submitted papers and the prevention of any actual or potential conflicts of interest between writers and reviewers.

Submitting authors must confirm the following:

1. Manuscripts must be the original work of the submitting author.

2. Submitted manuscripts must be unpublished and it should not contain any information that has already been published.

3. Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.

4. Authors should cite all data sources used in the preparation of the manuscript.

5. Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.

6. Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work.

7. Authors need to at least have the raw data readily available for presentation to the referees and the editors of the journal, if requested.

8. Republishing content that is not novel is not tolerated (for example, an English translation of a paper that is already published in another language will not be accepted).

9. If errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the editors of this journal so that appropriate actions can be taken.

10. Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated.

Please note: It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.

Reviewers must confirm the following:

1. Manuscripts are reviewed fairly based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship or political view of the author(s).

2. Any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be sent to the editor.

3. Information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential.

4. Information that may be a cause for rejection of publication must be sent to the editor.

Editors must confirm the following:

1. Manuscripts are reviewed fairly based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship or political view of the author(s).

2. Information pertaining to manuscripts is kept confidential.

3. Any observed conflict of interest pertaining manuscripts must be disclosed.

The Journal of Natural Hazards and Environment (JNHE) does not charge any submission or processing fee.