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Disasters is a major, peer-reviewed quarterly journal reporting on all aspects of disaster studies, policy and management. It provides a forum for academics, policy-makers and practitioners to publish high-quality research and practice concerning natural catastrophes, anthropogenic disasters, complex political emergencies and protracted crises around the world. The journal promotes the interchange of ideas and experience, maintaining a balance between field reports, case study articles of general interest and academic papers. 

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If you have any questions about submissions or require information on publishing a special issue of Disasters, please contact Sarah Phillips.

The Disasters journal is managed by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and published on behalf of ODI by Wiley-Blackwell. Please note the journal includes a mixture of open access and restricted access content. 


Sara Pantuliano, John Twigg, Helen Young, Matthew Foley, Sarah Phillips