Australian journal of emergency management


Australian Journal of Emergency Management

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Australian Journal of Emergency Management

Australian Journal of Emergency Management CoverThe Australian Journal of Emergency Management (AJEM) is produced each quarter. Articles for AJEM are encouraged from contributors nationally and internationally and academic articles are peer reviewed, following a double blind refereeing process.

The journal has been facilitating discussion and scholarly debate since 1985 and its pages have featured extensive analysis, considered views, lessons learned and insights into current and future issues.

The AJEM has been instrumental in documenting and tracking trends in emergency management and provides access to information and knowledge for the research and practitioner communities. The journal is scholarly yet practical and each edition has a balance of academic and practitioner papers as well as commentary on the diverse topics in emergency management.

AJEM is available to subscribers in hard copy and publicly available online in PDF and HTML versions.

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AJEM affiliations

AJEM Executive Editor

The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal with responsibility for the Journal's operations and policies is Mark Crosweller, Director-General, Emergency Management Australia.

Editorial Advisory Committee:

  • Andrew Coghlan, Australian Red Cross, Melbourne
  • Michael Eburn, Australian National University College of Law
  • Prof Jennifer McKay, University of South Australia
  • David Parsons, Sydney Water Corporation
  • Rachel Antone, EMA, Attorney-General’s Department.

Publication deadline

The journal is published on the last day of January, April, July and October, each year. Copies of the journal are distributed quarterly without charge to subscribers throughout Australia and overseas.


Material in the Australian Journal of Emergency Management is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australian license. For the avoidance of doubt, this means this license only applies to material as set out in this document.

Relevant license conditions are available on the Creative Commons website.


The Australian Journal of Emergency Management welcomes submissions. Contributors' Guidelines are available in the downloads section on this page. In brief, contributions should be no longer than 3000 words, be submitted as a Word file and contain photographs, graphs and tables in their original software applications as separate files. All articles must contain an abstract and a small biographical paragraph about each author. A Copyright Release form and the Editorial Policy are also available in the downloads section of this page. Authors should familiarise themselves with the journal before making a submission. Contributions should be forwarded electronically. All academic papers are peer reviewed. Please note that the Australian Journal of Emergency Management is indexed by several indexing organisations around the world.

AJEM affiliations

Articles within AJEM are indexed onto the Australian Public Affairs Information Service (APAIS) by the National Library of Australia on a selective basis.

Articles within AJEM are also indexed onto the Informit—E-Library database by RMIT Publishing Pty Ltd.

AJEM has been accepted for inclusion in the International Directory of Open Access Journals which is managed by Lund University Libraries, Sweden.


To subscribe or update your subscription to AJEM, go to the AJEM subscription page.

Contact us

Phone: 02 6141 4847

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PDF image icon.How to contribute [PDF 102KB]

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PDF image icon.AJEM editorial policy [PDF 153KB]

Word image icon.AJEM editorial Policy [DOC 53KB]

PDF image icon.Copyright release form [PDF 58KB]

Word image icon.Copyright release form [DOC 32KB]