Call for Associate Editor

International Journal of Emergency Services

About the Journal

The International Journal of Emergency Services (IJES) provides a platform for the development of scholarship in the management of all emergency services, including universal services such as Fire and Rescue, Police, and Ambulance services as well as more specialised services such as the Coastguard, Air-Sea or Mountain Rescue. 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. Launched in 2012, IJES is in its ninth year of publication.  

IJES publishes articles by academics, students and practitioners covering original thought, research, review and analysis. Research papers, technical papers, conceptual papers, viewpoints, literature and general reviews are all encouraged. A practitioner interface and the inclusion of book reviews have been specifically designed to foster interaction between the practitioner and academic communities and, in so doing, encourage critical engagement with new ideas and practice. IJES is making a key contribution to bridge the theory-practice gap in the field of emergency management. 

Papers published in IJES are double blind peer-reviewed. 


The Associate Editor will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Managing manuscript peer review through an online submission system within a reasonable timeframe
  • Making recommendations on manuscripts to the Editor, ensuring the quality of accepted papers
  • Promoting the journal at conferences and through your own networks, and by encouraging and inviting relevant manuscript submissions
  • Making suggestions on themed special issues of the journal on relevant topics
  • Contributing in any other ways to the journal’s further development
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Editor.


The ideal candidate will be expected to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Hold a PhD degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Have prior experience as a peer reviewer or member of the Editorial Board of an international research journal
  • Have published in international peer-reviewed research journals
  • Be able to provide impartial judgement on other researchers’ work
  • Be fluent in English with good writing ability.

Term of service

The successful candidate is expected to serve in the role of an Associate Editor for an initial 2 year-period.

The role includes an honorarium to cover travel and other associated costs.


Interested candidates are invited to send a letter of up to 1,000 words summarising their qualifications relative to the criteria stated above, together with an up to date CV, to the Editor, Prof. Paresh Wankhade ([email protected]) and the Publisher, Hazel Goodes ([email protected]) by 15th July 2020.

*Please note that the deadline for applications has been extended from 30th May to 15th July 2020.  Existing applicants need not reapply.*