ISSN 2072-845X printed version
ISSN 1996-1421 online version



Basic Information

Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies aims to engage, inform, and catalyse scholarly discourse within research and real–world practices that work towards the minimisation of vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout developing communities with special emphasis on Africa. The intended focus of Jàmbá (meaning disaster in Yoruba) is on the African continent but also welcomes related articles from other regions.

Jàmbá is a trans–disciplinary publication in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction, aimed at serving as a platform for discussion and debate in this relatively new study field.

The journal publishes Original Articles, Opinion Papers and Book Reviews in English.

The journal publishes one issue each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication and then printed in an end-of-year compilation. On occasion a special issue may be published.

Abbreviated key title to be used when referencing the journal is Jàmbá.


Indexing Sources

Articles published in the journal are indexed in:

  • DHET SA List
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • EBSCO Host
  • GALE, CENGAGE Learning
  • ProQuest
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, Level 1



Jàmbá is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. Learn more about the journal copyright, licensing and publishing rights.

Ownership of copyright in terms of the Work published remains with the authors, and published in open access under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.


Peer Review

The journal has a double–blinded peer review process. Manuscripts are initially examined by editorial staff and are sent by the Editor–in–Chief to two expert independent reviewers, either directly or by a Section Editor. More about the peer review process here.



The journal is sponsored by the Southern Africa Society for Disaster Reduction (SASDiR)


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