The Journal of Rural Emergency Management is an open-access journal focused on the practice of rural emergency management. JREM invites articles from academics, practitioners, and students from North America and other regions of the world. The Journal seeks to explore the intersection between rural communities and the application of emergency management principles.
JREM adopts a broad definition of the terms rurality and emergency management. Rural may apply to a small community at the edge of an urban area as well as those communities which are separated or isolated from other communities. Emergency management includes many disciplines, including but not limited to local or state emergency management agencies, emergency medical services, fire protection, health care, law enforcement, nongovernmental organizations, public health, public works, and other related fields.
Articles can adopt either applied or theoretical constructs. JREM particularly seeks case studies highlighting positive and negative outcomes, best practices successfully implemented in rural communities, reviews of practical applications of technologies useful for rural emergency management practitioners, and reviews of all types of media which can aid in the practice of rural emergency management, especially if freely available or available at low cost.
All articles should include appropriate references which support observations or conclusions. Authors may request peer review for inclusion in the peer-reviewed section of the Journal.
The Journal of Rural Emergency Management (ISSN 2573-2277 [online]) is published on behalf of the Institute for Rural Emergency Management, located at the University of Central Missouri. The first issue will be published in Spring 2020, with plans to publish two issues per year online. The Editorial Board is listed at https://jrem.ucmo.edu/ .
JREM, as an open-access journal, will feature content accessible to rural practitioners, enhance their professional development, and benefit the rural communities they serve. Rural emergency management practitioners from all disciplines are especially encouraged to share their knowledge and experience by submitting papers for publication.
Dianna H. Bryant, PhD, CIH, CSP Editor in Chief
Institute for Rural Emergency Management
201 Humphreys, University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093