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*
American Journal of Disaster Medicine n/a
Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management n/a
Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies n/a
Australian Journal of Emergency Management n/a
Climatic Change 4.743
Climate and Development 4.28
Climate Risk Management 4.09
Critical Disaster Studies n/a
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 1.385
Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal 1.521
Disasters 2.641
Earthquake Spectra 3.03
Ecology and Society 4.403
Economics of Disasters and Climate Change n/a
Emergency Medicine Journal 2.794
Environment and Behavior 6.222
Environmental Hazards 1.827
Environmental Management 3.266
Environmental Sociology .78
European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2.799
GeoHazards n/a
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk 3.528
Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards 3.868
Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions 9.523
Health in Emergencies & Disasters n/a
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal 5.19
International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management n/a
International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 2.645
International Journal of Crisis Communication n/a
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment .18
International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management n/a
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 4.32
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 3.727
International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering n/a
International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Hazard Mitigation n/a
International Journal of Emergency Management .13
International Journal of Emergency Services .6
International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters n/a
International Journal of Natural Disasters & Health Security n/a
International Journal of Wildland Fire 3.2
Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies .82
Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning n/a
Journal of Climate 5.148
Journal of Climate Change and Health n/a
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 4.391
Journal of Critical Incident Analysis n/a
Journal of Disaster Research .24
Journal of Emergency Management n/a
Journal of Environmental Management 6.789
Journal of Extreme Events n/a
Journal of Flood Risk Management 3.884
Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters n/a
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 1.258
Journal of Integrated Disaster Risk Management n/a
Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research n/a
Journal of Natural Disaster Science n/a
Journal of Risk Research 2.583
Journal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering n/a
Journal of Traumatic Stress 3.476
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 2.789
Landslides 6.578
Natural Hazards 3.102
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 4.345
Natural Hazards Review 3.169
Nature Climate Change 25.29
Population and Environment 3.537
Pracademic Affairs n/a
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2.04
Progress in Disaster Science n/a
Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy 3.226
Risk Analysis 4
Risk, Hazards, & Crisis in Public Policy .86
Science of Tsunami Hazards n/a
Traumatology n/a
Weather 1.596
Weather, Climate, and Society 2.746

*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 Journal Citation Reports. Journals with a "n/a" did not have an impact factor listed. This page was last updated on June 16, 2022.

Questions or Updates?

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