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About The Journal

The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) is a professional trade journal for the humanitarian mine action community. It is an information forum for landmine, explosive remnants of war, and improvised explosive device clearance best practices and methodologies, strategic planning, risk education, and research and development. 

The Journal was first published in 1997, and is the longest continuous source of information on CWD and mine action in the world. The Journal has a print circulation of more than 2,400 with two-thirds of The Journal's subscription base outside of the United States. The publication is read, in print or online, in more than 160 countries. An online archive of every issue published is available on our website:

Click here to see Calls for Papers. | Click here to see Submission Guidelines.

The Journal is produced by the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery and sponsored by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA).

Department of State   Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement  Department of Defense  


Views expressed in The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of CISR, James Madison University, the U.S. Department of State, or the U.S. Army Humanitarian Demining Program. Please note that all rights to content, including photographs, published in The Journal are reserved. Notification and written approval are required before another source or publication may use the content.

The Journal Editorial Board reviews all articles for content, and reserves the right to accept, edit, and reject articles.

Authors submitting articles to The Journal are expected to do so in good faith and are solely responsible for the content therein, including the accuracy of all information and correct attribution for quotations and citations.

Please direct all submissions, queries and subscription/CFP requests to the managing editor:

The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction
James Madison University
MSC 4902 
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: 540-568-2718
Fax: 540-568-8176

Journal ISSN Information:

  • Journal of Mine Action (printed edition) Issue 3.3 through 12.1: ISSN 1533-9440

  • Journal of Mine Action (online edition) Issue 3.3 through 12.1: ISSN 1533-6905

  • The Journal of ERW and Mine Action (printed edition) Issue 12.2 and ongoing: ISSN 2154-1469

  • The Journal of ERW and Mine Action (online edition) Issue 12.2 and ongoing: ISSN 2154-1485

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