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Disaster Prevention and Management

Disaster Prevention and Management

An International Journal

ISSN: 0965-3562

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Content: Table of Contents  
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Other: Journal News (inc. calls for papers)  |  Recommend this journal

2018 Impact Factor: 1.247*
5-year Impact Factor (2018): 1.483*

CiteScore 2020: 2.2
CiteScoreTracker 2021: 2.3 (Updated Monthly)

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Our new journal cover features Tlaloc, the Aztec deity associated with rain and water as well as soil fertility.

It is believed to live in mountains and to be the cause of storm, hail, lightning and thunder, thus reflecting both the positive and negative nature of natural hazards.

Disaster Prevention and Management (DPM) advances knowledge in the field of disaster risk reduction and management.

DPM bridges the gap between academic disciplines and stakeholders, including policy makers, practitioners, representatives of the civil society and local communities. It particularly welcomes contributions which emphasise multi-disciplinary and multi-actor perspectives on innovative topics related to disaster risk reduction and management.

The journal covers:

  • Hazards and disasters studies
  • Disaster risk reduction and management
  • Impacts of and response to disasters
  • Post-disaster recovery

The journal encourages the contribution of junior scholars, authors from less affluent countries and non-native English speakers. Support is provided to assist them throughout the reviewing and publication of their manuscript.

The journal publishes two types of articles. Long papers (up to 7,000 words) cover conceptual and theoretical reflections, methodological contributions and case studies. Short articles (up to 4,000 words) including commentaries, policy and practice briefings and field reports and book reviews. For the latter, reviewers are encouraged to send their review to the book author(s) to solicit a reply, which will be published along with the review. All articles submitted are subject to a double-blind peer review, for a full list of our referees please see below.

Disaster Prevention and Management is indexed and abstracted in:

  • ASFA-2: Ocean Technology, Policy & Non Living Resources Abstracts
  • ASFA-3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality Abstracts
  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management and Marketing
  • Current Contents ® / Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Geographical Abstracts: Human Geography
  • Health & Safety Science Abstracts
  • Journal Citation Reports / Social Sciences Edition
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Risk Abstracts
  • Taylor & Francis Ergonomics Abstracts

...and ranked by:

  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals
  • Social Science Citation Index SSCI (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Scopus
  • The Publication Forum (Finland)

Policy briefings

DPM’s Policy Brief series caters to an audience of stakeholders keen to learn from the latest research to inform disaster risk reduction policies.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their usually short, jargon-free, and well-illustrated manuscripts to the journal Editors via email. Decision to publish or revise the manuscript will be made directly and shortly by the journal editors.

Reducing and managing the risk of disaster in Philippine jails and prisons

Image: Policy Briefing.Jails and prisons and their inmates and prisoners often suffer silently from natural hazards and disasters.

Many jails and prisons, in such diverse contexts as Indonesia following the 2004 tsunami and the United States of America when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, have been badly affected by natural hazards in recent years. In the Philippines, typhoons Ondoy, in 2009, and Yolanda, in 2013, severely impacted jails and prisons in Metro Manila and Eastern Visayas.

Find out more in this policy briefing.


Cooperation towards disaster risk reduction in the Belt and Road region

Image: Policy Briefing.Regional disaster risk reduction (DRR) is one of the essential tools to minimise losses caused by natural hazards across country borders.

Due to geological, social, cultural and political resemblance, different countries from one region often share similar characteristics of disaster risks, which make regional DRR possible and efficient. Among many other regional alliances, the Belt and Road (B&R) region is a new concept proposed by the Chinese government to promote the connectivity of Asian, European and African continents, within which regional cooperation of DRR should play a role.

Find out more in this policy briefing.


The effectiveness of hazard risk communication- expert and community perspective on Orewa in Auckland, New Zealand

Image: Policy Briefing.In recent years, there have been considerable advances in data observation, modelling and analysis of natural hazard forecasting for disaster risk and reduction.

However, the most important factor in risk reduction is, arguably, the ability to successfully communicate these natural hazard forecasts to the communities they will affect. The small coastal community of Orewa in Auckland, New Zealand, was selected in order to study hazard communication and risk reduction. Two surveys were undertaken; the first involving emergency management and disaster risk resilience experts, together with academics. The second focused on members of the Orewa community.

Find out more in this policy briefing.


Disaster Prevention and Management is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection page.

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* 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)