International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters

The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (IJMED) is the official journal of the International Research Committee on Disasters (IRCD). IJMED focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of relatively sudden collective stress situations typically referred to as disasters or mass emergencies. The main aim of the Journal is to increase dissemination of scholarly research on disasters to other disciplines and, especially, to scholars in developing countries, back issues (older than three years) are available free of charge.

The Journal addresses issues of theory, research, planning, and policy. The central purpose is publication of results of scientific research, theoretical and policy studies, and scholarly accounts of such events as floods and earthquakes, explosions and massive fires, disorderly crowds and riots, energy cut-offs and power blackouts, toxic chemical poisonings and nuclear radiation exposures, and similar types of crisis-generating situations. Its audience includes specialists within various areas of research and teaching plus people working in the field who are responsible for mitigative, preparedness, response, or recovery actions.

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Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Disasters and humanitarian affairs