You are here

International Journal of Mass Emergencies & Disasters

International Journal of Mass Emergencies & Disasters

eISSN: 27535703 | ISSN: 02807270 | Current volume: 42 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year
Created in 1983 by the International Sociological Association's Research Committee on the Sociology of Disasters (ISA RC39), the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters has the distinction of being one of the oldest and most respected disaster science journals of the world, focused on the social and behavioural aspects of relatively sudden collective stress events be they natural, technological or human induced, typically referred to as disasters or mass emergencies. Since its transition to SAGE Publishing in 2023 it is being relaunched with revisions to the ‘Aims and Scope’ and an expansion of the Editorial Board members, reflecting the changing definitions of hazards and disasters during these current times and the growing interdisciplinarity of this field.

This journal is a member of COPE.

The central purpose of the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (IJMED) is to provide a platform through which researchers, educators, practitioners, and other professionals from multiple organizations and disciplines around the world, can share evidence-based knowledge and research on a wide array of hazards and disasters across all disaster phases. While focus will remain on individuals and social systems (groups, organizations, communities, societies, institutions, etc.), of critical importance will be the interactions between and amongst individuals/social systems and their built and natural environments. Hence, IJMED encourages both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, emergency management, engineering, disaster and environmental sciences, geography, and related disciplines.

Common hazards and disasters include, but are not limited to geophysical, meteorological, hydrological, and climatological events, infrastructure system disruptions and failures, toxic chemical/radiological spills and exposures, and technological and similar types of crisis-generating phenomena. Work on climate change, political disasters, war, terrorism, health crises and other similar events is also encouraged.

The journal highlights important issues of theory, research, planning, policy, and multiple aspects of risk, hazards, emergency and disaster prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. IJMED encourages submissions that rigorously investigate how social and economic systems and processes, policy, and inequality can shape vulnerabilities, methodological work that highlights cultural, contextual, and ethical challenges of conducting disaster and hazards research, and teaching pedagogies for experiential learning, community outreach, and curricular issues in the professionalization of emergency management and broader disaster sciences.

This journal is a member of COPE

Editor in Chief
Managing Editor
Book Review Editor
Associate Editors

Manuscript submission guidelines can be accessed on Sage Journals.

Individual Subscription, E-access

Institutional Subscription, E-access

Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, E-access Plus Backfile (All Online Content)

Institutional Backfile Purchase, E-access (Content through 1998)