International Journal of Landslide and Environment


Landslides are a serious geological hazard throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. They can often become catastrophic and result in loss of life, human injury, economic loss, and damage to social, cultural and natural heritage. In recent years, research on landsides and related natural phenomena has been significantly advancing, but there are only a few specialized platforms for research publications. There is greater need of knowledge transfer and research result dissemination among the landslide researchers through such specialized publications. This situation is especially the case among  Asian geo-scientists working in the fields of landslide and related geodisasters. To overcome this problem, the Himalayan Landslide Society (HiLS) is initiating  a new scientific journal entitled "International Journal of Landslide and Environment". HiLS believes that geoscientists, environmentalists, and engineers involved in landslide and environmental research will have access to a new common platform for the publication of their research work. HiLS is confident that, with this journal, stakeholders working in the Himalayan landslide and environmental issues will also get up-to-date information on landslide and related research work in theHimalayaas well as other parts of the world.

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Aims and Scope

International Journal of Landslides and the Environment (IJLE) is a common platform for publication of integrated research on all aspects of landslides. The journal publishes research papers, quick reports of recent landslides and environmental degradation issues, and technical reports of various geodisaster-related case studies. Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to submit original, unpublished contributions. The subject areas include, but are not limited to, the following fields:

  • Landslide dynamics, mechanisms and processes
  • Urban, marine and reservoir landslide processes
  • Landslide related flash floods and tsunami
  • Landslide hazard assessment and mapping
  • GIS applications and remote sensing
  • Landslide monitoring
  • Landslide remedial or preventive measures
  • Landslide database
  • Landslide dams and their stability
  • Landslide classification in the Himalaya
  • Rainfall-induced landslides
  • Earthquake-induced landslides
  • Anthropogenic controls on landslides
  • Landsides in soil
  • Landslides in rock
  • Soil slope stability and stabilization
  • Rock slope stability and stabilization
  • Stability of dams and embankments
  • Seepage simulation and stability assessment
  • Landslides in heritage areas, monitoring and mitigation
  • Validation of landslide hazard and risk maps
  • Groundwater monitoring in landslide site
  • Tunnels and bridges in landslide area
  • Slope stability and slope modification repeated from above
  • Use of geosynthetics in landslide mitigation
  • Foundations on landslide slopes
  • Geomorphology and hydrogeology of old landslide topography
  • Early warning of rainfall induced landslides and evacuation processes
  • Community landslide monitoring and mitigation
  • Landslide hazard management at community level
  • Landslide debris management
  • Physical and numerical modeling of landslides and flash floods
  • Landslides in higher elevations, types, process and monitoring
  • Landslide safe society
  • Economics of landslide and related geodisasters
  • Landslide and cultivation practices
  • Snow avalanche in the Higher Himalaya
  • Debris flows
  • Landslides and infrastructure development
  • Rock fall problems in scarce population environment
  • Debris flow problems in roads and irrigation canals
  • Landslide safe road construction practice
  • Snow cover in the Himalaya
  • Environment friendly low cost roads
  • Rural infrastructures and landslides

Publication program

There are three Issues of International Journal of Landslide and Environment (IJLE) each year. It is an internationally refereed journal dedicated to publishing the latest advancements in different areas of landslides and related geodisasters. The IJLE is published as both open access online and hard copy print. The Himalayan Landslide Society believes that an open access online publication attracts a worldwide audience and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing in many online search engines. Scholars from all relevant academic fields are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts that describe the latest, state-of-the-art research results or innovations in landslides and related geodisasters. IJLE accepts both individual and organizational contributions covering the research topics listed in the aim and scope of the journal.

Calls for papers are announced in the HiLS homepage and also in online social media. The first issue of the Journal will be published as an abstract volume of the 11th International Symposium on Mitigation of Geo-disasters inAsia(MGDA-11) to be held in October 2013. Regular volumes will be published from January 2014.

Editorial Team

The editorial board members and reviewers are invited from different countries and regions in the world. There are three advisory editors and two associate editors. There will be 25 to 40 members in the editorial board.

Advisory Editors

Professor Dr. Robin Chowdhury, Emeritus Professor 

Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering 

Faculty of Engineering, University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522 Australia


Prof. Dr. Bishal Nath Upreti

TribhvuanUniversity, Kathmandu, Nepal


Prof. Dr. Ryuichi Yatabe

EhimeUniversity, Matsuyama, Japan

Associate Editors

Dr. Netra Prakash Bhandary

Ehime University, Japan


Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal

TribhuvanUniversity, Kathmandu, Nepal

Editorial Board

Final list is under processing.

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