Special issue on Resilience

Deadline for submission of an abstract: 26 July 2020

Deadline for submission of full text articles: 10 September 2020

Planned publication: Fall 2020 issue of Connections: The Quarterly Journal

Special issue editors: Prof. Todor Tagarev, Institute of ICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Philipp Fluri, GCSP

In the past decade, the concept of resilience went from a subject of a purely academic and engineering interest to dedicated incorporation in national (e.g. the cybersecurity strategy "Cyber Resilient Bulgaria 2020") and international security policies, e.g. NATO's policy to enhance resilience, the Hyogo and the follow-up Sendai Framework for building resilience and disaster risk reduction, enhancing the resilience to hybrid threats, etc.

The concept has been addressed by social scientists, policy-makers and military planners seeking novel ways to increase the safety and security of organizations, communities, industrial sectors, critical infrastructures, armed forces, and societies in the face of new and unforeseen threats and challenges. 

To reflect on conceptual and practical developments and outline options for shaping security and defense policies, the Editorial Board of Connections invites original contributions addressing one or more of the following topics:

  • the evolution of the concept of resilience;
  • investing in resilience vs investing in prevention and preparedness
  • measures of effectiveness and measures of performance
  • resilience maturity models
  • lessons learned and good practices in the implementation of the concept of resilience;
  • comparative perspectives (across nations or sectors).

Interested authors are invited to submit their original texts through our Submissions Management System.

Articles should be approximately 4-5,000 words. Please acquaint yourself with the journal guidelines and follow the Chicago Manual of Style, particularly in referencing your sources using footnotes, and use the template below to prepare your manuscript.

We will inform you on the results of the peer review process as soon as they are available. Typically, the review takes four to six weeks.

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