Aims and Scope
This peer reviewed journal aims to facilitate an exchange of knowledge in all areas of emergency management and civil protection between the academic and practitioner fields.

It provides an international forum where broadly defined ‘lessons’ can emerge from many different sources, including commissioned and academic research, field based good practice and experiential case studies. A core aim of the journal is to encourage the development and dissemination of evidence and insights around emergency management and civil protection from a range of academic disciplines, as well as from practicing managers and professionals. Articles published within the journal are all double blind peer-reviewed, and must make a clear contribution to theory and/or practice of emergency management. Papers should also demonstrate awareness and understanding of existing debates and issues.

EMR covers:

  • Qualitative and quantitative empirical research articles
  • Practitioner perspectives, good practice and case studies
  • Theoretical and conceptual articles
  • Literature reviews
  • Articles on emergency management education and learning
  • Methodological advances

EMR will publish papers that contribute to understanding and debate around emergency management and its related subject areas, and that develop issues relating to theory and practice. Papers should make a clear contribution to such debates, and should be of interest to academics and practitioners. Papers should be between 4,000 and 5,000 words in length, and should be fully referenced with a concise message for the journal's target audience.
Editorial Team
Editor: Eve Coles, UK
Deputy Editor (Ireland): Caroline McMullan, Dublin City University, IRL
Book Review Editor: Lucy Easthope, University of Bath, UK
EMR is supported by:

  • Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat
  • Scottish Resilience Development Service

Disclaimer: Articles published in EMR represent the views of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Editorial Team or its Advisors. Not all of the papers published in the journal will necessarily reflect Government policy and doctrine, and some of the papers may be critical of current practice. Neither of these facts should be taken to imply that the Cabinet Office, Scottish Government or any other Department or Government body necessarily shares the view of the authors or editors. However, the organisations supporting the journal strongly encourage practitioners to reflect on and critically evaluate the lessons, practice, innovations and interpretations reported within it; their publication in the journal is not a signal that they should necessarily be accepted and acted upon, rather they should stimulate questioning, learning and improvement in civil protection practice. Legislation and doctrine establishes the core expectations and parameters, but within those parameters it encourages development and innovation, and the sharing of good practice. This journal exists, alongside other governmental and professional initiatives, to foster good practice.