JCCM Call for Papers

The Smart Governance team has published a call for papers for the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management titled “The citizen in disasters: Organizing for emergence?”.

Call Summary

To date it remains unclear how citizen-based disaster response can be more effectively mobilized by formal response authorities, or how these bottom-up efforts can generate sustainable relief solutions (Majchrzak et al., 2007). This special issue is aimed at exploring such questions, toward developing our understanding of the barriers to and opportunities for citizen inclusion in disaster relief, particularly social media-enabled initiatives. We welcome original research articles presenting empirically- or theoretically-based contributions to the domains of disaster studies, organization sciences, public administration or other relevant fields.

The full call text can be downloaded here. Please contact Arjen Schmidt (a.j.schmidt [at] vu.nl) if you have any questions.


1 April 2016: extended abstract due (1000 words)
1 May 2016: editors’ responses provided
1 September 2016: first full version due (no more than 7000 words all inclusive)
1 October 2016: first round of peer review provided
1 November 2016: revised version due
1 December 2016: second round of peer review provided
1 January 2017: final versions due
Spring 2017: publication of special issue