Disaster Prevention and Management Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: University of Bradford. Disaster Prevention and Limitation Unit, Emerald

Journal description

You never know when a disaster is going to happen or what form it will take. Yet planning for the unknown can make the difference between a successful salvage operation and disorganized panic.

Current impact factor: 0.34

Impact Factor Rankings

Additional details

5-year impact 0.00
Cited half-life 7.60
Immediacy index 0.00
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.00
Website Disaster Prevention and Management website
Other titles Disaster prevention and management (Online)
ISSN 0965-3562
OCLC 45178145
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
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    • Voluntary deposit by author of author's pre-print or author's post-print allowed on author's personal website or Institutional repository
    • If mandated by a funding agency, the author's post-print may be deposited in any open access repository after a 24 months embargo period
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    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Published source must be acknowledged with set statement
    • Non-commercial
    • Publisher last contacted on 02/04/2013
  • Classification
    ​ green

Publications in this journal

  • Disaster Prevention and Management 08/2015; 24(4):430-447. DOI:10.1108/DPM-04-2014-0063
  • Disaster Prevention and Management 08/2015; 24(4):484-505. DOI:10.1108/DPM-04-2014-0065
  • Disaster Prevention and Management 08/2015; 24(4):506-522. DOI:10.1108/DPM-02-2015-0027
  • Disaster Prevention and Management 08/2015; 24(4):468-483. DOI:10.1108/DPM-04-2014-0061
  • Disaster Prevention and Management 08/2015; 24(4):448-467. DOI:10.1108/DPM-12-2014-0277
  • Disaster Prevention and Management 08/2015; 24(4):523-538. DOI:10.1108/DPM-04-2014-0067
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to find the possibility of extending the capacity of urban drainage in highly urbanized cities with limited available space for flood management, while the anticipated increase in extreme rainfall is expected to raise the demand for higher capacity of water drainage or storage systems. Design/methodology/approach – The concept of the three-layer approach is introduced to identify the crucial factors which had impacted the historical change of natural water system. These factors can further help identifying potential spaces for new designs of flood management based on the spatial context of local history. Findings – In Pingtung case, a roadway surface drainage design is found as a complementary strategy by this method, which could effectively and practically extend the capacity of urban drainage without the need for requisitioning private lands or rearranging the complicated underground pipe and cable systems. Research limitations/implications – This is an initial exploration from the perspective of urbanism to respond to hydrological problems under the impact of extreme rainfall. The more precise hydrologic simulation need to be further established. Practical implications – This concept could be applied in delta cities to improve urban drainage by three steps: first, clarify the flooding problems; second, identify the available space; third, redesign hydrologic instrument with a multi-use of urban space. Originality/value – This research provides hydrologists and urban planners with a practical collaboration base for the issues of extreme storm events.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 06/2015; 24(3):290-305. DOI:10.1108/DPM-10-2014-0207
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – Natural disasters, occurring with increasing frequency are mobilizing humanitarian agencies to provide relief response. Current protocols that rely heavily on donated clothing as clothing aid are neither effective nor efficient. The purpose of this paper is to investigate survivors’ clothing needs during the relief phase of a natural disaster in order that current protocol might be improved. The focus is on clothing use from the perspectives of survivors who will wear it, relief workers and aid agencies that will disperse it. Design/methodology/approach – This qualitative study included needs analysis focus groups with survivors, interviews with relief aid workers and senior humanitarian agency administrators. All respondents were residents of and/or impacted by the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. Questions focused on relief aid protocol, clothing needs and mandatory requirements for a design solution. Findings – Data gathered revealed a myriad of design priorities and participants emphasized that garments be culturally and climatically appropriate and universal in design. Based on these criteria, a prototype (named Survival Plus) was created using the Functional, Expressive and Aesthetic design framework as proposed by Lamb and Kallal (1992). Research limitations/implications – Further research may be undertaken to field test proposed Survival Plus prototype to evaluate the design and subsequent findings be incorporated in its design. Originality/value – Academic knowledge about this aspect of disaster management and response is scarce. This participatory study of clothing needs of survivors is of particular benefit to emergency preparedness initiatives and humanitarian aid providers in their delivery of clothing aid.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 06/2015; 24(3):306-319. DOI:10.1108/DPM-01-2013-0004
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore how local early warning systems (EWSs) for floods are established at the municipality level in Sweden. The study also aims to analyse the role of EWSs in a risk management context. The overall purpose of this study is to elucidate how and to what extent the adoption of local EWSs can generate value-added benefits throughout the wider risk management process. Design/methodology/approach – Semi-structured interviews have been conducted with supervisors at each municipality in order to depict how local EWS are established at the municipality level in Sweden. The interviews went through a content analysis with respect to theory on EWS and theory on the risk management process. Findings – The possible effects from an EWS is not only reduced flood losses but also potential spinoff. The possibility of spinoff effects from the system, but also the mitigating effectiveness in case of a flood is largely dependent on the well-being of the organisation and its risk management processes. Originality/value – This study widens the understanding of the value of an EWS and that the organisational culture and state of risk management system has influence on the availability of such value. Identifying the potential added value from EWSs is important from a more general disaster risk reduction perspective, as it helps to further motivate implementation of proactive risk management measures. This knowledge can be of help to others who investigate the possibilities of investing in EWSs.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 06/2015; 24(3):383-396. DOI:10.1108/DPM-07-2014-0140
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore disaster relief activities implemented by high-profile sport organisations and athletes. Design/methodology/approach – In total, 70 newspaper and magazine articles reporting the disaster relief efforts of sport organisations and athletes in various regions were identified and analysed through a content analysis. Findings – The authors find 11 forms of activities that sport organisations and athletes have implemented to provide social support in post-disaster situations. These forms are classified based on type of post-disaster social support: eight forms are categorised as tangible support, while the other three are categorised as emotional support. Research limitations/implications – The findings are based on the analysis of the news media that predominantly reported North American cases, and the current list of disaster relief activities may exclude some activities ignored by these specific data sources. Using the forms of disaster relief activities identified in this study as an initial framework, future studies should engage in the focused analysis of disaster response among sport organisations and athletes. Practical implications – The comprehensive list of the disaster relief activities identified by this study should aid the decision-making of sport organisations and athletes in facing disasters and enable them to better prepare for their disaster response. Originality/value – This study reveals the extensiveness and uniqueness of disaster relief activities currently implemented by sport organisations and athletes.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 06/2015; 24(3):355-368. DOI:10.1108/DPM-12-2014-0276
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the use of information technology (IT) in the fight against forest fires in southern France. Design/methodology/approach – The focus is on specifying the infrastructure and equipment used during operational interventions, as well as the role and functioning of the mobile command posts, which represent the nerve centers. As part of the firefighters operational practices, the concepts of the “tactical situation” and the “mobile means board” are at the heart of operations management. The purpose of the tactical situations is to present a synthetic overview of the theatre of operations through graphic representation on a background map. The function of the mobile means board is to manage the life cycle of the different resources engaged in the operations. The author first shows how these concepts were developed within the framework of manual management only. This is followed by an IT solution using a geographical information system for each of these operational modes. Findings – A profound recognition of operational practices was a prerequisite to enable the personnel to accept a progression towards the use of IT techniques. Research limitations/implications – The implemented approach precisely reflects the French forest firefighting doctrine. Application to other countries would thus require some adaptation. Originality/value – The software system provides an easy access to geographical information functionalities for firefighters managing forest fires. This is achieved in the framework of strict compliance with their recognized operational methods.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 06/2015; 24(3):320-337. DOI:10.1108/DPM-03-2014-0043
  • Disaster Prevention and Management 06/2015; 24(3):369-382. DOI:10.1108/DPM-09-2014-0196
  • Disaster Prevention and Management 06/2015; 24(3):338-354. DOI:10.1108/DPM-11-2014-0239
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a methodology for assessing and characterising the state of development of a civil protection (emergency preparedness) system, with particular attention to the local level, where such systems are rooted. Design/methodology/approach – Groups of indicators are suggested as a means of evaluating each component of the system. The paper proposes a means of using these to identify which parts of the system are most in need of development and additional resources, something that will also depend on local hazards, vulnerabilities and priorities. In order to illustrate the methodology, an example is presented from the town Teziutlán in the central Mexican state of Puebla. Findings – The civil protection system of Teziutlán is in the midst of a long, difficult and uneven phase of growth, in which there are both encouraging developments and seriously neglected elements. Analysis of Teziutlán using the indicators listed in the preceding methodological section enables a model to be proposed for the emergence of a system of emergency preparedness and response at the local level. Research limitations/implications – This paper proposes a simple methodology and uses one very modest example to illustrate it. However, civil protection systems at many scales and in many countries would benefit from evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses. Practical implications – It is hoped that this will be of use to those who wish to evaluate the development of local and regional civil protection elsewhere in the world. Social implications – Improvement of response capabilities is crucial to the development of a better civil protection system and the protection of the population against disaster. Originality/value – Although assessment is widely used in science, technology and business, it has rarely been applied systematically to emergency management and civil protection systems.
    Disaster Prevention and Management 04/2015; 24(2):263-283. DOI:10.1108/DPM-12-2014-0268
  • Disaster Prevention and Management 04/2015; 24(2):150-165. DOI:10.1108/DPM-06-2014-0106
  • Disaster Prevention and Management 04/2015; 24(2):230-248. DOI:10.1108/DPM-11-2013-0201