This partnership will advance research and practice in emergency management in Canada, leading to safer, more resilient, and more equitable communities. With this partnership, we are pleased to share that Dr. Eric Kennedy will assume the role of Editor in Chief. Eric joined CJEM’s Board of Directors in July of 2022 and helped advance CJEM’s mission.

Dr. Eric Kennedy, CJEM Editor in Chief

“I’m thrilled to serve as the incoming Editor in Chief of CJEM, says Dr. Kennedy.“CJEM’s commitment to being a truly open access journal – free to read and free to publish, in both French and English – is a value worth fighting for, and this partnership with York will help sustain that long-term. I also look forward to advancing CJEM’s commitment to bringing together researchers and practitioners in our shared goal to improve safety, resilience, and readiness for Canadians.”

“I’m excited to work with CJEM and its Editorial Board to continue our commitment to pursuing rigour and excellence in more meaningful ways,” says Kennedy. “While journals often seek prestige in their rejection rates or exclusivity, CJEM will be defined by an ongoing pursuit of quality in positive ways: by providing peer review of the highest calibre; by providing exceptional mentorship for our academic and practitioner contributors; and by exploring new avenues to contribute to knowledge production in emergency management.”  

Dr. Jianhong Wu, Y-EMERGE Director

“York University is a powerhouse for interdisciplinary research – and home to Canada’s most comprehensive Disaster and Emergency Management program including Y-EMERGE,” says Y-EMERGE Director Dr. Jianhong Wu.“It is only natural that Y-EMERGE partner with the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management, the country’s leading journal for this emerging, yet extremely important area of research.” 


Simon Wells, CJEM Principal
“York University and the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management are a natural fit for partnership. Both are impact-oriented and focused on supporting the best practitioners, policymakers, and scholars in the country. Dr. Kennedy represents the best of both organizations, and we are grateful for his leadership. I also want to acknowledge our outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Alexander Fremis, who is an outstanding leader. He will take on a new leadership role in the Journal and continue to make a difference. We look forward to serving our communities and country further with our new partners at Y-EMERGE.”

CJEM will transition to the Open Journal System before the next Call for Papers announcement in the new year. These exciting changes will certainly enhance the journal’s ability to inform researchers and practitioners on Emergency Management in Canada. 


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