Purpose and Scope: The International Journal of Emergency Mental Health provides a peer-reviewed forum for researchers, scholars, clinicians, and administrators to report, disseminate, and discuss any and all information relevant to the goal of improving practice and research within the field of emergency mental health. The Journal is a multidisciplinary quarterly designed to be the premier international forum and authority for the discussion of all aspects of emergency mental health. The Journal publishes manuscripts on relevant topics including psychological trauma, disaster psychology, traumatic stress, crisis intervention, emergency services, critical incident stress management, war, occupational stress and crisis, employee assistance programs, violence, terrorism, emergency medicine and surgery, emergency nursing, suicidology, burnout and compassion fatigue. The Journal publishes original research, case studies, innovations in program development, scholarly reviews, theoretical discourse and book reviews. Additionally, the Journal encourages the submission of philosophical reflections, responsible speculations, and commentary. As special features, the Journal provides an ongoing continuing education series providing topical reviews and updates relevant to emergency mental health, as well as, an ongoing annotated research review of relevant papers published elsewhere thus making the Journal a unique and even more valuable reference resource. The editorial board consists of a panel of international luminaries entrusted with the task of providing the readership of the Journal with state-of-the-art information that will be of value to all who function within the field of emergency mental health.