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 tenth year, and have published over 470 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 Impact Factor

2013 is the first time Fire Ecology has been ranked relative to other journals. In the Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge (proprietary), our impact factor is rated at 1.156. In the category “Ecology” we are ranked 104 out of 140 journals, so we are in the top two-thirds. In “Forestry” we are ranked 28th out of 64, so we’re in the top half. In the Scimago (open access sponsored by Scopus) “Forestry” ranking, we are 27 out of 150, so clearly in the top quartile.

Read Fire Ecology on ISSUU

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, IOS not available) to read it on your smartphone or tablet. Read Volume 10, Issue 2 on ISSUU.

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