Australian Journal of Emergency Management | AJEM

Associate Professor Melissa Parsons University of New England AJEM Editor-in-ChiefThe Australian Journal of Emergency Management, or AJEM, was first established in 1986 as part of the suite of education, research and training activities managed by the Australian Emergency Management Institute at Mt Macedon, Victoria. Over the intervening 38 years, AJEM has established itself as a premier source of knowledge, evidence and wisdom to advance the practice of emergency management, disaster resilience and disaster risk reduction in Australasia and worldwide.

AJEM is a hybrid scholarly and professional journal, arranged to provide peer-reviewed scholarly research alongside non-peer-reviewed articles that report on practices, projects, initiatives and incidents. Contemporary and significant issues are also explored critically through the Viewpoints forum, opinion pieces and special issues. As the emergency management sector faces increasingly complex, contingent and inter-connected natural hazard settings, transformative evidence-based practice is more important than ever.

AJEM would not persist without readers, authors, peer-reviewers, the support team and funding, and I sincerely thank all of these folk, past and present, for their valued contributions to AJEM.

AJEM editorial policy and contributor guidelines have been revised

The editorial policy sets out the scope of the journal and includes revised policies on scope, permission to publish, authorship and reporting use of AI in research.

The contributor guidelines have also been revised to make it easier for authors to understand the types of articles published in AJEM and their different requirements.

Both policies are available at


Associate Professor Melissa Parsons
University of New England
AJEM Editor-in-Chief