Hazards and Disaster Journals

The Natural Hazards Center has compiled the following list of hazards and disaster, risk, and climate focused journals including the title, link to the journal, and five year impact factor.

Journal Name Five-Year Impact Factor*
Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management n/a
Climatic Change n/a
Climate and Development 2.107
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 1.341
Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal 0.995
Disasters 1.447
Ecology and Society 3.903
Environment and Behavior 4.399
Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions 1.277
Environmental Management 2.206
Environmental Sociology n/a
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk 1.835
Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions 7.987
International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 0.847
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment n/a
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 1.916
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 1.458
International Journal of Emergency Management n/a
International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters n/a
Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies n/a
Journal of Climate 5.345
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 1.723
Journal of Emergency Management n/a
Journal of Environmental Management 4.712
Journal of Extreme Events n/a
Journal of Flood Risk Management 2.412
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 0.627
Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research n/a
Journal of Natural Disaster Science n/a
Journal of Risk Research 1.584
Journal of Traumatic Stress 2.456
Natural Hazards 2.254
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 1.685
Natural Hazards Review 2.709
Nature Climate Change 21.108
Population and Environment 1.885
Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy 3.021
Risk Analysis 2.857
Risk, Hazards, & Crisis in Public Policy n/a
Traumatology n/a
Weather 0.916
Weather, Climate, and Society n/a

*Impact factors measure the average number of yearly citations of articles published in each journal. This score is used to determine the relative importance of a journal within its field, with higher scores indicating a stronger impact. Impact factors were found using InCites Journal Citation Reports from Web of Science. Journals with a "n/a" did not have an impact factor listed.

Questions or Updates?

If you have questions about a listing, or a journal that you recommend be added to this list, please contact Jennifer Tobin at Jennifer.L.Tobin@colorado.edu.