Academic Journals

International Journal of Disaster Risk Science


The International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS) is supervised by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and supported by Beijing Normal University and the National Disaster Reduction Center, Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China. The Editorial Office is at the Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University. IJDRS was founded in 2010 and is the only English language journal on integrated disaster risk science currently published in China. It is a fully sponsored, peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. The journal has been indexed/abstracted in Science Citation Index Expanded since 2015, and the latest impact factor is 2.225. The editors-in-chief of the journal are Prof. Peijun Shi and Prof. Carlo Jaeger. 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.