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Important Dates

  • Abstract submissions: NOW CLOSED
  • Notification of acceptance: 31 December 2020.
  • Proceeding paper submission deadline: 7 February 2021.
  • Online conference opens: 15 February 2021.
  • Online conference closes: 25 February 2021.
  • Presentation videos released: 1 April 2021.
  • AJEM special edition published: 31 July 2021.

Submission Terms & Conditions

  • Up to two presenters per submission will be accepted.
  • Presentations and papers from countries other than Australia, New Zealand and the USA will be considered.
  • Other topics not listed but related to the conference theme will be considered.
  • Acceptance of abstracts is at the sole discretion of the conference organisers.
  • Presenters can opt to make their presentation slides or other handouts available on the conference website.
  • Presenters can opt to submit an original paper for publishing consideration in a special-edition ‘Animals in Emergencies’ of Australian Journal of Emergency Management (AJEM).
  • Organisers will not produce conference proceedings but will post recorded videos of presentations, and slides/notes where supplied by the presenter.
  • Presentations should be between 30 and 45 minutes, then allow time for questions (15 minutes – recorded).
  • This conference is in English.

Types of submissions

  • Oral presentation or oral presentation with slide/screen share/powerpoint.
    • up to 30 minutes total including allowing for questions.
  • Practice paper
    • These can be research reports, case studies, comparison studies.
    • Non-academic presentations are not required to be accompanied by a draft proceeding but may be considered as an opinion piece in the AJEM.
  • Research/academic manuscript
    • Manuscripts must meet submission deadlines and will be double-blind peer reviewed.
    • Submissions must meet the AJEM’s Contributor Guidelines, Editorial Policy and conditions for publication.
    • Publication in the AJEM is at as the discretion of the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.

How to submit an abstract

  • All information and submission of abstracts can be done using the online form.
  • Abstracts must be less than 200 words.

Process for peer review

  • Abstracts will come to the conference committee
  • AJEM provides feedback/selects abstracts as potential content
  • All accepted papers go to the conference committee who coordinate the peer review process with subject matter experts
  • AJEM makes final editorial decision
  • The AJEM special edition will be published in full online (print ready PDF and HTML), with a select range of articles (8-10) being printed in a hard copy (limited print run available to purchase/subscribe).


  • All presentations are subject to recording and such recording will be made publicly available online without fee under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY 4.0) license that allows reuse subject the use being non-commercial and fully attributed ( by-nc/4.0).
  • Sponsorship advertising may be placed on such video recordings.
  • All material published in the Australian Journal of Emergency Management is also provided under a CC BY-NC 4.0) license.