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International Journal of Emergency Services

Journal call for papers from International Journal of Emergency Services

International Journal of Emergency Services (IJES) provides a platform for the development of scholarship in the management of all emergency services, both universal services such as Fire and Rescue, Police, and Ambulance services, and more specialised services such as the Coastguard, Air-Sea or Mountain Rescue. IJES publishes up-to-date and original research contributions for the benefi t of scholars, policy makers and practitioners, including those operating in local, regional and central government and across international boundaries. The central theme is the continuing need to improve both effi ciency and effectiveness in an era of scarce resources and rising public expectations of improved service delivery and risk reduction. IJES is interested in the functioning of the emergency services, in the planning, prevention and recovery stages of emergencies and disasters, and in responses and reactions to emergencies.

In view of the nature of emergency services, IJES encourages contributions from the social sciences, particularly psychology, economists, sociologists, youth studies, criminologists, public health and political scientists; as well as from scholars interested in the management of these services. The Editors adopt a very broad view of what constitutes “management” and welcome articles dealing with the theory and practice of strategic and operational management of emergency services and the related professional and policy aspects. Articles drawing comparisons between two or more jurisdictions and those offering theoretical, cross-jurisdictional perspectives will be particularly welcome.

Coverage includes:

  • Theoretical and methodological foundations of emergency response services
  • Accountability and governance of emergency services
  • Measurement, management and monitoring of service performance
  • Staff functioning within, and leadership of, emergency services
  • Organisational and structural issues in the running of emergency services
  • Development and management of intelligence, risk assessment, and risk modelling
  • Public perception of risk and the impact of the media on emergency planning and emergency services
  • Preparation, planning and contingencies in the responses to emergencies
  • The contribution that emergency services make to wider social, economic and environmental concerns
  • Training, development and continuous professional development of operational and non-operational staff
  • The interrelationship between emergency services and critical services in health, criminal justice and local service delivery
  • The interrelationship between emergency services and social policy, such as community engagement, the impact of volunteerism and the building of social capital
  • The effectiveness, effi ciency or value of international responses to emergencies
  • Community preparedness for and rehabilitation from major emergencies, long-term disasters or long lead time disasters such as drought
  • Leadership domains in international responses across multiple nations and agencies
  • Cultural variances of emergency management in relation to global responses.

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