Pathways to Professional Excellence in EM

Higher Education in Emergency Management
Pathways to Professional Excellence in a Demanding Career

 The Journal of Emergency Management Editorial Review Board invites the submission of Papers and Case Studies supporting a special issue Higher Education in Emergency Management—Pathways to Professional Excellence in a Demanding Career. Our goal is to support the growth and professionalization of emergency management and provide a reference work that can be utilized by those in the field and those considering entering.

Expanding on the success of our past special issues, this unique edition will present an educational roadmap as it applies to both post secondary school students looking at emergency management as a career and emergency managers and others looking to extend their education in this complex, challenging and highly rewarding field.

The Journal of Emergency Management Editorial Review Board invites academics, professionals and students to submit and suggests the following partial list of topics for submission:

• Emergency management—Is it for me and what are the rationale for entering this profession
• What are the essential EM skill-sets for different levels of government and for nongovernmental organizations?
• College program selection process and criteria
• Certificates, AS, BS, MS or PhD, what do I need to succeed?
• The key to securing a meaningful internship and/or job placement in the emergency management field
• Exploration of the apprenticeship or practicum approach to augment emergency manager education
• Making the transition from the fire services to emergency management
• Making the transition from law enforcement to emergency management
• Education and training for federal, state, and local emergency management
• Education and training for nongovernmental emergency management work
• Emergency management as an academic field—Research and education skills
• Should my program be accredited?
• Evolving professionalization of the field
• Opportunities and challenges in building synergy between academic and practitioner stakeholders
• The impact of diversity, or lack thereof, within the emergency management educational setting
• And much more!

Proposals for previously presented or published work may not be submitted to JEM without modification. All manu- scripts will be processed in the standard JEM double-blinded peer-review process.

Manuscripts accepted thru August 15, 2017
Case Studies accepted thru August 22, 2017.

Submission Details: To submit all manuscripts, please visit and use the Manuscript Submission link available on the journal’s webpage. When you submit your paper, please make sure you pre- ceed the title with the text “JEM_SPEC” so that we can determine it is for the special issue.

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Important Dates:
• Manuscript submissions deadline August 15, 2017.
• Case Study submissions deadline August 22, 2017.
• Publication on or about September 2017
• Distribution - Extended nationwide distribution, standard international distribution - Print and Ejournal formats.


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