Created in 1983 by the International Sociological Association's Research Committee on the Sociology of Disasters (ISA RC39), the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters has the distinction of being one of the oldest and most respected disaster science journals of the world, focused on the social and behavioural aspects of relatively sudden collective stress events be they natural, technological or human induced, typically referred to as disasters or mass emergencies. Since its transition to SAGE Publishing in 2023 it is being relaunched with revisions to the ‘Aims and Scope’ and an expansion of the Editorial Board members, reflecting the changing definitions of hazards and disasters during these current times and the growing interdisciplinarity of this field. Please visit the new SAGE Publishing website of the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters.