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Impacts of hazards

PLOS publishes a broad range of Open impacts of hazards research that is essential to understanding how events and changes across the globe can affect our social, economic, and environmental wellbeing. Explore critical multidisciplinary research across hazard resilience, understanding, and planning.

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Impacts of hazards research at PLOS covers the breadth of natural and anthropogenic environmental hazards, encompassing topics such as climate change and extreme weather events, flooding and droughts, seismic hazards, and air, water, and plastic pollution.

The impacts of these hazards is equally broad, with work published investigating the social, economic and environmental implications and scientific understanding of such hazards whilst utilizing a wealth of research methods including artificial intelligence, modeling, qualitative research, and cross-sectional studies.

The research also develops practical tools for hazard resilience, from nature-based solutions to communication and hazard mapping.

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Impacts of hazards
research topics

PLOS publishes research across a broad range of topics. Take a look at the latest work in your field.

Further environmental science reading and insights

PLOS publishes a broad range of inter-disciplinary research in environmental science, spanning multiple journals, disciplines, and regions. Uncover further curated research and insights in the following fields:

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Our commitment to Open Science means others can build on impacts of hazards research and data to advance the field. Discover selected popular research below:

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16,169 authors from 143 countries chose PLOS to publish their impacts of hazards research* 

Reaching a global audience, this research has received over 18,802 news and blog mentions

Research in this field has been cited 99,624 times
after authors published in a PLOS journal*

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Related journals in impacts of hazards

We provide a platform for impacts of hazards research across various PLOS journals, allowing interdisciplinary researchers to explore impact of hazards research at all stages.

*Data source: Web of Science. © Copyright Clarivate 2024 | January 2020 – April 2024
^Data source: | January 2020 – April 2024

Breaking boundaries. Empowering researchers. Opening science.

PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Open Access

All PLOS journals are fully Open Access, which means the latest published research is immediately available for all to learn from, share, and reuse with attribution. No subscription fees, no delays, no barriers.

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PLOS is working to eliminate financial barriers to Open Access publishing, facilitate diversity and broad participation of voices in knowledge-sharing, and ensure inclusive policies shape our journals. We’re committed to openness and transparency, whether it’s peer review, our data policy, or sharing our annual financial statement with the community.

Breaking boundaries in Open Science

We push the boundaries of “Open” to create a more equitable system of scientific knowledge and understanding. All PLOS articles are backed by our Data Availability policy, and encourage the sharing of preprints, code, protocols, and peer review reports so that readers get more context.


PLOS journals publish research from every discipline across science and medicine and related social sciences. Many of our journals are interdisciplinary in nature to facilitate an exchange of knowledge across disciplines, encourage global collaboration, and influence policy and decision-making at all levels

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Our Editorial Boards represent the full diversity of the research and researchers in the field. They work in partnership with expert peer reviewers to evaluate each manuscript against the highest methodological and ethical standards in the field.

Rigorous peer review

Our rigorous editorial screening and assessment process is made up of several stages. All PLOS journals use anonymous peer review by default, but we also offer authors and reviewers options to make the peer review process more transparent.

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