ISRM International Journal – Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) Journal has been extended in its focus and coverage to now be the ISRM International Journal. Congratulations to all involved in making the journal a success!

ISRM Journal ANZ Autumn Edition 2022

This issue is a collection of opinion pieces on issues relating to strategic risk management in the challenging environment in which we find ourselves. Ranging from SoCI (Security of Critical Infrastructure) and legislation, to leadership and risk-based decisions, this issue provides a snapshot of the contemporary issues being managed.



The next journal issue will be published in late-September 2022, and we are calling for papers from risk and resilience management professionals who would like to share their experience and insights with their colleagues.

Aligning with the Australian PSG (Protective Security in Government) Conference 2022, the theme for this edition is “Security: Past, Present & Future” – and we are looking to publish 6 papers for each of these phases/time frames. Papers will be chosen based on the grounds of relevance, quality, and significance. Papers may also be chosen, at the editor’s discretion, for inclusion in future journal issues.


The deadline for submissions is Friday 22nd July 2022. Submissions can either be opinion pieces or peer-reviewed articles, guidelines for which are detailed below.



Authors are required to submit with their papers:

  • a suitable high-definition professional headshot;
  • a brief biography (approx. 100 words);
  • and 2 or 3 quotes/extracts from the paper that best captures its key points.

Opinion Piece:

  • To be original in content, and to provide appropriate references where other content is indeed included. The responsibility for originality and plagiarism issues remains with the author, not the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM).
  • Make a contribution to business practice, and have not been previously published elsewhere.
  • Provide opinions and insights, as well as practical information on how to deal with contemporary risk and resilience management issues.
  • Not be commercial in nature (i.e. advertising or publicising a service or product)
  • Author/s to include a statement regarding conflicts of interest.
  • Papers should be submitted in Word and double spaced.
  • Harvard referencing should be utilised as appropriate.
  • Suggested paper length: 800 to 1500 words

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

All of the guidelines above, plus:

  • Answer the “so what” question.
  • Address the implications/impacts for business practitioners, supported by appropriate practical examples (where applicable).
  • Suggested article length/s:
    • Empirical article <5,000 words excluding title page, abstract & references
    • Review <4,000 words excluding title page, abstract & references
    • Meta-analysis <4,000 words excluding title page, abstract & references
    • Case history <3,000 words excluding title page, abstract & references

Role of ISRM Journal Peer Review Committee:

  • Reviewers may offer comments and suggestions for further revision, or reject the paper.
  • Final copy-editing may occur to ensure a professional standard is maintained.
  • Once the paper has been accepted for publication, the publication date will be advised.


As the deadline is indeed approaching, we encourage those interested in submitting an article to make contact with us as soon as possible.

  • Journal Editor: Dr Paul Johnston
  • Email
  • Mobile +61 419 724 632

Thank you in advance, and we look forward to hearing from you.


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