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



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.

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.

The journal crosses and affects disciplinary boundaries to promote communication, collaboration and teamwork between professions and disciplines to avoid (prevention) or to limit (mitigation and preparedness) the adverse impacts of hazards, within the broad context of sustainable development.

Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies is an online open access journal at

Information on the instructions for authors; types of articles received for publication, preparing a manuscript for submission to Jàmbá and the online submission process is placed on the website. Instruction for authors page available at


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