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Disaster Prevention and Management publishes high-quality research which advances knowledge and practice in the field of disaster risk reduction and management.

ISSN: 0965-3562
eISSN: 0965-3562

Aims and scope

Disaster Prevention and Management (DPM) aims to offer diverse critical perspectives on all dimensions of disasters. We are therefore open to multiple ontologies and epistemological interpretations of disasters. As such, the journal embraces the ethos and objectives of the Disaster Studies Manifesto: Power, Prestige and Forgotten Values which we encourage authors to read. We also hope authors will have reflected on the questions raised in the Disaster Studies Accord: Priorities, Values, and Relationship.

The readership of Disaster Prevention and Management is primarily composed of social scientists, policymakers and practitioners. However, we welcome submissions from other fields of scholarship if they speak to our main audience. We particularly encourage contributions from early career scholars, authors from less affluent countries, and non-native English speakers.

The journal publishes conceptual and theoretical reflections, methodological contributions, and case studies. We also accept commentaries and book review essays (in dialogue with the author of the book reviewed). We further offer the opportunity to publish blogs and policy briefings through the web platform of our publisher Emerald.

In line with the ethos of the Disaster Studies Manifesto: Power, Prestige and Forgotten Values submissions do not necessarily have to conform to the normative structure of academic articles. We publish photo essays and welcome comic strips, or any other creative formats deemed relevant by the editorial team. Therefore, do contact the editors if you are considering such other formats of article. The only other editorial guidelines are that submissions be limited to 7000 words and that the bibliography be formatted after our publisher’s guidelines.

Manuscripts submitted to Disaster Prevention and Management that pass the initial editorial screening are reviewed by two experts with at least one who is aware of the local context if the submission is a case study.

We expect prospective authors to outline in their cover letter how their article addresses/aligns with the expectations of our Disaster Studies Manifesto and Accord as per our editorial policy.