About the Journal

Fire Ecology is the international scientific journal supported by the Association for Fire Ecology. The journal publishes peer reviewed articles, opinion pieces, responses, and book reviews, as well as occasional reprints of “classic” fire ecology articles. The journal has over 30 associate editors representing scientists on five continents. Issues are published three times per year: April, August, and December. Beginning in 2005 with Issue no. 1, we are now entering our 11th year, and have published 540 authors of scientific papers.

Fire Ecology is indexed by all of the leading indexing institutions: Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science, AGRICOLA, Biosis Reviews, Current Contents, Google Scholar, Scopus, and the Science Citation Index. These indicate that Fire Ecology has joined the ranks of the most prestigious international journals, and will be the journal of choice for significant research in fire ecology. Our long-term goal is to have the highest journal impact factor among journals publishing fire ecology research.

Journal Master Index

You can now view a listing of all articles ever published in Fire Ecology in one document.  The index is organized by journal volume and issue and includes a listing of all of the authors of each article.  The index is updated each time we publish a new journal.  View the Fire Ecology Journal Master Index.

Journal Impact Factor

Fire Ecology continues to grow as a journal publishing high quality, relevant research. Our 2014/2015, impact factor has risen to 1.422, trending higher from our first time rating of 1.156 in 2013.  In the category “Forestry” we are ranked 29 out of 132 journals. In the “Environmental Science” category, we are ranked 73 out of 253 journals and 216 out of 525 journals in the “Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics” category (SCImago Journal and Country Rank 2014).  In the category “Ecology” we are ranked 62 out of 140 journals, so we are in the top half (we were top two-thirds in 2013).

Read Fire Ecology Cover-to-Cover or Download (New!)

To increase our readability we are now publishing Fire Ecology using the online reader ISSUU. This is the same content, but put together so you can read it from front to back. You an also download an app (Android, Windows, iphone/ipad) to read it on your smartphone or tablet. Read Fire Ecology on ISSUU.

You can also now view and download a pdf version of Fire Ecology.

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