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 n/a
Climate and Development 2.107
Climate Risk Management n/a
Critical Disaster Studies n/a
Disaster Advances 1.886
Disaster Management & Response n/a
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 1.341
Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal 0.995
Disasters 1.447
Earthquake Spectra 2.926
Ecology and Society 3.903
Economics of Disasters and Climate Change n/a
Emergency Medicine Journal 2.007
Environment and Behavior 4.399
Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions 1.277
Environmental Management 2.206
Environmental Sociology n/a
European Journal of Emergency Medicine 1.587
GeoHazards n/a
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk 1.835
Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards n/a
Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions 7.987
Health in Emergencies & Disasters n/a
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal 1.415
International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management n/a
International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 0.847
International Journal of Crisis Communication n/a
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment n/a
International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management n/a
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 1.916
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 1.993
International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering n/a
International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Hazard Mitigation n/a
International Journal of Emergency Management n/a
International Journal of Emergency Services n/a
International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 1.777
International Journal of Natural Disasters & Health Security n/a
International Journal of Wildland Fire 2.872
Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 2.2
Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning n/a
Journal of Climate 5.345
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 1.605
Journal of Critical Incident Analysis n/a
Journal of Disaster Research n/a
Journal of Earthquake Prediction Research n/a
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 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 1.584
Journal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering n/a
Journal of Traumatic Stress 2.456
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 2.543
Landslides 4.360
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
Pracademic Affairs n/a
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine n/a
Progress in Disaster Science n/a
Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy 3.021
Risk Analysis 2.857
Risk, Hazards, & Crisis in Public Policy n/a
Science of Tsunami Hazards n/a
Traumatology n/a
Weather 0.916
Weather, Climate, and Society 2.878

*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.