International Journal of Emergency Management
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Marie-Christine Therrien
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- CiteScore 1.0 (2019)
In today's increasing globalised and connected world with rapidly advancing technologies and changing weather patterns, critical infrastructures and social structures are threatened by natural and manmade disasters. Planning for future possible emergencies is essential; their assessment and management equally so. IJEM provides a refereed international forum bringing the latest research to bear on the issues involved, with a focus on contingencies and emergencies as well as crisis and disaster management and planning.
Topics covered include
- Natural disasters: hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes
- Industrial hazards: nuclear accidents, etc
- Transport accidents: road, maritime, air and rail
- Terror threats and terrorism
- Disaster medicine and humanitarian issues
- Contingency management, disaster planning, vulnerability assessment and resilience evaluation
- Multidisciplinary approaches (e.g. integrated public alert and warning systems)
- Visualisation, simulation, optimisation, intelligent agents
- Emergency preparedness and planning
- Incident command systems
- Emergency communications
- Educational aspects (e.g. exercise-based training)
- Contingency planning, infrastructure dependence
- Conflict resolution, evacuation and logistics
- Knowledge elicitation, hazard and threat identification
The purpose of the IJEM is to provide a forum where researchers, planners, managers, response personnel and other interested parties can exchange knowledge and information on the use of innovative methods and technologies to improve the ability to avoid, mitigate, respond to, and recover from natural and technological disasters. IJEM has emerged from The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS).
Professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers, planners and response personnel.
Scholarly articles, case studies, novel practical techniques, review articles, educational concepts, summaries of technical reports, book reviews, and announcements (events, conferences, and positions). IJEM encourages the organisation of special issues devoted to important topics falling within the scope of the journal.
- Wybo, Jean-Luc, Mines PARISTECH, France
Editor in Chief
- Therrien, Marie-Christine, Ecole Nationale d’Administration Publique, Canada
- Dusserre, Gilles, Ecole des mines d'Alès, France
Editorial Board Members
- Al Momani, Naill M., Rabdan Academy, United Arab Emirates
- Boin, Arjen, Leiden University, Netherlands
- Bynander, Fredrik, Swedish Defence University, Sweden
- Casal, Joaquim, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC, Spain
- Chhetri, Meen B. Poudyal, Nepal Center for Disaster Management (NCDM), Nepal and Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
- Dowell, John, University College London, UK
- Duzgun, Sebnem, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
- Eid, Mohamed, Commisariat à l’Energie Atomique, France
- Filjar, Renato, University of Rijeka, Croatia
- Foussard, Christian, IFP Training, United Arab Emirates
- Guay, Fanny, DBI – Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology, Denmark
- Guosheng, Qu, The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS), Belgium and National Earthquake Response Support Service (NERSS), China
- Henstra, Daniel, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Kelly, Charles, Independent Consultant, USA
- Kowalski-Trakofler, Kathleen M., , USA
- Lagadec, Patrick, Ecole Polytechnique, France
- Makri, Rodoula, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Mendonça, David, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
- Mitropetros, Konstantinos, DECHEMA e.V. and European Process Safety Centre, Germany
- Rake, Eivind L., Fire Department of South Rogaland, Sandnes/Brannvesenet Sør-Rogaland IKS, Norway
- Robertson, Thomas V., TIEMS USA, USA
- Rosmuller, Nils, Institute of Physical Safety (IFV), Netherlands
- Samberg, Andre, TIEMS IPC, Finland
- Taylor, Carl W., Fraser Institute for Health and Risk Analytics, USA
- Trim, Peter, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
- Zupka, Dusan, University of Geneva , Switzerland
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- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
- Briefs and research notes are not published in this journal.
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- All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.
Lessons from the Thai cave rescue
9 October, 2020
Twelve boys and their expedition leader were trapped deep inside the "Tham Luang Nang Non" cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand on a birthday celebration trip that went terribly wrong. Ultimately, they were all rescued, but the rescue took two weeks. Writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management, researchers discuss the lessons that have been learned from this rescue operation. Pichaphob Panphae of the Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Ravee Phoewhawm working at Chongqing Technology and Business University in China have examined the details of the daily events that ended with a successful rescue and their interpretation may well guide future rescues in similar circumstances [...]