The Journal of Search and Rescue is a free peer-reviewed electronic journal utilising the internet as a medium for the collation and distribution of original scholarly material on search and rescue.
It is being supported by the in kind work and contributions of the Editorial Board. There is currently a lack of a dedicated journal serving those with a direct interest in all disciplines of search and rescue including: rope rescue, water (flat, swift and marine), ice rescue, wilderness search and rescue, structural collapse rescue, trench collapse rescue, cave rescue, dive rescue, motor vehicle extrication, canine search, technical animal rescue, air rescue and mines rescue. Article submissions from other search and rescue disciplines are welcome.
Launching this electronic journal on the Internet offers a relatively cost-effective means of providing this medium, and one which offers the potential for the prompt publication of articles and the dissemination of information to those with an interest in this topic.
JSAR will provide a forum for the publication of original research, reviews and commentaries which will consolidate and expand the theoretical and professional basis of the area. The Journal is interested in strategic, tactical, operational and technical matters.
Advertising within JSAR will be considered in the future to ensure sustainable funding is available to enhance and continue the work of the journal.
The publication of an article in the Journal of Search and Rescue does not necessarily imply that the Journal or its Editorial Board accepts or endorses the views or opinions expressed in it.