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The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction is an international forum for issues relating to post-conflict environments and explosive hazards clearance for the humanitarian mine action (HMA) and conventional weapons destruction (CWD) community. Its purpose is to act as a channel for HMA/CWD operators—including nongovernmental organizations, governments/militaries, academics and practitioners—to present and share information on pertinent issues, practices, experiences, case studies, and new technologies/methodologies in the HMA and CWD field. Since its first publication in 1997, The Journal has functioned as an historical resource for the community of practice, presenting a chronological reflection on the developments within the HMA/CWD field over the past two decades.

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 the JMU Scholarly Commons at

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 at James Madison University 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).

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* Sponsorship opportunities are available. Email for more information.


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, or the U.S. Department of State. 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

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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