International Journal of Disaster Risk Science

Aims and Scope

International Journal of Disaster Risk ScienceThe International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS) provides a pioneering platform for researchers and practitioners aiming at greater resilience and integrated risk governance in view of local, regional, and global disasters. IJDRS breaks new ground in research about disaster risks by connecting in-depth studies of actual disasters and of specific practices of disaster risk management with investigations of the global dynamics of disaster risks and theories and models relevant for advanced integrated risk governance.

The journal’s primary aim is to enable the disaster risk community to communicate, learn, and progress in order to improve the capacities for integrated disaster risk and resilience identification, measurement, and governance at all scales.

IJDRS is an interdisciplinary English language journal that publishes research articles that are problem-driven and solution-oriented, providing insights on major disasters in a timely fashion and addressing theoretical and methodological issues in disaster risk science.



  • Human dimensions of disaster risk
  • Disaster risk governance and resilience
  • Disaster risk and resilience indicators and measurement
  • Global change and disaster risks
  • Development and risk transition
  • Empirical studies and perspectives on major disaster events


Abstracting and Indexing

International Journal of Disaster Risk Science is abstracted / indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Google Scholar, Chinese Science Citation Database, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences, DOAJ, GeoRef, OCLC, Summon by ProQuest.


Journal Websites and

Electronic edition:


Editorial Office

International Journal of Disaster Risk Science

Beijing Normal University

19 Xinjiekouwai Street, Haidian District

Beijing 100875, China

Tel: +86-10-5880-8661

Fax: +86-10-5880-8661


Publish Your Open Access Article Free of Charge

All publication costs in IJDRS are fully sponsored. As an author, you do not need to pay an article processing charge (APC). So get involved by submitting your own paper and reap the advantages!


Please find the pdf version of journal’s information sheet here.