About Australian Journal of Emergency Management

The Australian Journal of Emergency Management (AJEM) is a refereed journal which publishes original papers (academic and practitioner) in areas of emergencies and natural disaster hazards.

ISSN: 1324 1540
Frequency: Four issues per year

Contributors include researchers, planners, managers, response personnel and others interested in sharing knowledge and information to improve the resilience of individuals and communities.

Readership includes professionals, academics, researchers, policy makers, planners, and response personnel.

Content includes scholarly articles, research reports, case studies, novel practical techniques, educational concepts, summaries of technical reports, book reviews, and announcements (courses, events, conferences). The AJEM will at times be organised in themed editions devoted to important topics falling within its scope.

The AJEM is an official publication of the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department.  It is published and distributed in accordance with the Editorial Policy and approved by the Editorial Management Committee.

The Journal is scholarly yet practical in its orientation and includes a balance of academic and practitioner papers as well as other associated content.

Publication is quarterly in January, April, July and October each year. Submissions intended for a particular edition must be with the Managing Editor 12 weeks prior to edition publication.

Download the Editorial Policy, Contributors' Guidelines and Copyright Release Form

Editorial priorities

The Editorial Management Committee has editorial content responsibility for the publication.  The publication aims to:

  • facilitate discourse within the emergency management community
  • publish discussion relating to innovative emergency management practices
  • provide an opportunity for practitioners to report, describe events, trends and issues relevant to the field
  • provide a vehicle for practitioners and researchers to share views
  • raise awareness of current trends in emergency management
  • increase awareness of emergency management matters


Articles for AJEM are encouraged from contributors nationally and internationally. Publication preference is given to contributions relating to Australasia, New Zealand and the Pacific region or papers linking international themes to these areas.

Academic articles are peer reviewed, following a double blind refereeing process. Authors must be familiar with the AJEM’s Editorial Policy and submission and publication procedures.

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AJEM accepts advertising for its print and digital products. Advertising is accepted for the print format, subsequently converted to PDF for online dissemination. Download the Rate Card, and contact AJEM_Editor@aidr.org.au for a copy of the advertising guidelines.