Formerly Journal of the World Association for Emergency and Disaster Medicine Volumes 1 (1985) - 3 (1987). Merged with Journal of Prehospital Medicine to form the current title in 1989.
Samuel Stratton, UCLA, USA
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine (PDM) is a peer-reviewed health and medical journal that has been published for more than thirty years. PDM is sponsored by, and the official publication of, the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM). The principal mission of the journal is the distribution of information relevant to the practice of out-of-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical care, disaster medicine, and emergency public health and safety.
PDM provides an international forum for the reporting and discussion of scientific studies, both quantitative and qualitative, that have relevance to the above practices. It is one of the few journals that maintain a global perspective in the publication of disaster health and emergency medical information. During the past two years, manuscripts submitted by authors from thirty-one countries have been published.
PDM is currently indexed by the US National Library of Medicine in the PubMed database, SCOPUS (Science Citation Index Journal and Country Rank), and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of the Thompson Reuters Web of Science. To assure highest standards in publication of scientific content,PDM supports and follows international standards for peer review of all material that may be used as an authoritative citation or reference. It is a signatory with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
ISSN: 1049-023X EISSN: 1945-1938