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Emergency Management Research Standards and Resources

The Department of Emergency Management is committed to ensuring that our faculty and students abide by the Draft Standards for Conducting and Disseminating Emergency Management Research. These standards are incorporated into coursework and expected to be reflected in empirical research studies including student theses and dissertations. One can read the documents reporting the process and thinking that led to these standards at the FEMA Higher Education Program website.

NOTE: Students, if you can believe it, the following list of research resources is just an initial list. While these are our primary resources, the vast majority of disaster related literature is actually located outside of any of the resources listed here. Please do not hesitate to contact me at if you are looking for research on a particular topic and I will give you any relevant materials I have and/or help guide you to resources you might want to check out.

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Primary Emergency Management Journals

Open access journals

 International Journal of Disaster Risk Science
International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters
Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies
Journal of Disaster Research
Journal of Natural Disaster Science
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infrastructura Civil

Subscription only journals

 Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management
Disaster Prevention and Management
Environmental Hazards
Environmental Management
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment 
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
International Journal of Emergency Management
Journal of Crisis and Contingencies Management 
Journal of Emergency Management                                                                                                                                                                   Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Natural Hazards 
Natural Hazards Review
Risk Analysis 
Risk, Hazards, & Crisis in Public Policy
Risk Management

Three discontinued journals that published valuable emergency management research include Australasian Journal of Disaster & Trauma Studies (1997-2012), Disaster Management and Response (2003-2007) and Mass Emergencies (1975-1979). All of the volumes and issues of each journal are openly accessible online.

Research Centers

 Three centers may be particularly useful to the emergency management researcher because of the long history of contributions to the literature by individuals affiliated with the centers and because they provide access to most, if not all, of the work their center has supported or produced. The Disaster Research Center at University of Delaware's  E.L. Quarantelli Resource Collection in its Institutional Repository , the Natural Hazards Center at University of Colorado Boulder, and Texas A&M University‚Äôs Hazards Reduction and Recovery Center. Other centers that might be a source of emergency management literature include the following:

Eastern Carolina University Center for Natural Hazards Research
Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center
Florida International University International Hurricane Center
George Washington University Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management                                                                                                                                                                          Millersville University of Pennsylvania Center for Disaster Research and Education
The National Academies Disasters Roundtable
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
Stanford University, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center
State University of New York at Buffalo, Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research
Texas State University, James and Marilyn Lovell Center for Environmental Geography and Hazards Research
Tulane University Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer
University of Arkansas, Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer
University of California, Berkeley, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center and National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles Center for Public Health and Disasters
University of Colorado at Boulder Natural Hazards Center
University of Delaware Disaster Research Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Multi-hazard Approach to Engineering (MAE) Center
University of Louisville Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development
University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information
University Of Nebraska - Lincoln, National Drought Mitigation Center
University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment Response and Technology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Center for Urban and Regional Studies
University Of Pennsylvania Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
University of South Carolina Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute
University of South Dakota Disaster Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance
University of Virginia Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems
University of Wisconsin Disaster Management Center

Think Tanks

Brookings Institute
Rand Corporation

Government Reports

Federation of American Scientists CRS Archive
Thurgood Marshall Law Library
University of North Texas Digital Library CRS Report Collection
U.S. Department of State
Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Government Documents

FEMA Resource and Document Library                                                                                                                                                                                                                       THOMAS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Government Printing Office, Federal Digital System

Journals Related to Homeland Security

Homeland Security Affairs (open access)
Journal of Homeland Security (open access)
Journal of Homeland Security Education (open access)

Homeland Security Related Research Centers

Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
Bradford Non-Lethal Weapons Research Project (BNLWRP)
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS)
Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Center for Immigration Studies
Crossing U.S. Borders
Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
Institute For Non-Lethal Defense Technologies (INDLT)
Institute for Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth College
International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research
JUSTNET: Justice Technology Information Network: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
Migration Information Source
Migration Policy Institute
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
National Institute of Justice
Pew Hispanic Center
RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center
Small Arms Survey
Strategic Studies Institute of the Army War College

 Websites with Other Homeland Security Resources

National Homeland Security Knowledgebase
Homeland Security Digital Library

 Journals Related to Business Continuity

The Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal
International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management
Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures

 Journals Related to International Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises

African Journal on Conflict Resolution (open access)
African Security Review
Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (open access)
Columbia Human Rights Law Review
Conflict and Health (open access)
Conflict Management and Peace Science
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution Quarterly
Conflict, Security & Development
Conflict Trends
Conflict, Security & Development: CSD
Cooperation and Conflict
Food Security
Forced Migration Review (open access)
Global Change, Peace & Security
Global Public Health
Habitat International
Harvard Human Rights Journal
Human Rights Quarterly
International Journal of Conflict and Violence (open access)
International Journal of Human Rights (open access)
Journal of Conflict and Security Law
Journal of Conflict Studies (open access)
Journal of Development Studies
Journal of Humanitarian Assistance
Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Journal of Humanitarian Medicine (open access)
Journal of International Development
Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies
Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution (open access)
Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict
Journal of Religion, Conflict and Peace (open access)
Journal of Human Security
Media, War & Conflict
Medicine, Conflict and Survival
Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
Peace and Conflict Studies (open access)
Peace, conflict and development (open access)
Refugee Survey Quarterly
Security and Human Rights
Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
Sur-International Journal on Human Rights (open access)
Third World Planning Review
Tropical Medicine and International Health

 News and Research Sources Related to International Humanitarian Issues and Events

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
IRIN--Humanitarian News and Analysis
Prevention Web

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