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Aims and scope

Aims and scope

Fire Ecology is the international scientific journal of the Association for Fire Ecology. It publishes peer-reviewed, impactful articles on all ecological and management aspects relating to wildland fire. While the topics considered for publication are broad, manuscripts submitted to Fire Ecology must have a direct link to wildland fire and should include discussion of the ecological, management, or policy implications. Wildfire and prescribed fire research are welcome. Only high-quality manuscripts with wide international appeal will be considered. We welcome submissions on topics that include a broad range of research on the ecological relationships of fire to its environment, including, but not limited to:

  • Fire ecology (physical and biological fire effects, fire regimes, etc.)
  • Fire management
  • Fire science and modeling
  • Wildland fuel
  • Inter- or cross-disciplinary fire-related topics
  • Wildland fire law and policy
  • Wildfire planning and risk management
  • Social aspects (geography, sociology, anthropology, etc.) of wildland fire
  • Wildland fire technology transfer products

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    5.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.5 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.300 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.224 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    14 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    156 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    687 Altmetric mentions