Welcome to JSAR – Free, peer-reviewed research


The Journal of Search and Rescue (JSAR) is the world’s only free peer-reviewed electronic journal for the collation and distribution of original scholarly material on search and rescue.

JSAR serves those with a direct interest in all disciplines of search and rescue (SAR) including: rope rescue, water (flat, swift and marine), ice rescue, wilderness search and rescue, structural collapse rescue, trench collapse rescue, cave rescue, dive rescue, motor vehicle extrication, canine search, technical animal rescue, air rescue and mines rescue.

The journal accepts article submissions from these and other SAR disciplines.

You can read and download all published articles on our Issues page

We welcome questions, comments, suggestions and offers to help develop JSAR.
Contact us at info@journalofsar.com.