How to Submit

Purpose and Scope

Fire Ecology is an online publication of the Association for Fire Ecology. The journal strives to publish high quality, peer reviewed articles on topics primarily focusing on fire ecology. Articles that deal with other fire science or fire management topics must establish a relationship with fire ecology.

Editorial Policy

All published articles are available on the Fire Ecology website, but hard copy reprints are not available. Authors are permitted to create links from other web pages to their paper on the Fire Ecology website.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts will be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are advised to have their manuscripts checked by an English-speaking colleague prior to submission.

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Submission Procedures

Each manuscript should be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document. Figures should be individually submitted in one of several acceptable formats: .jpeg, .tiff, .png, .bmp, .pdf (not as Word files). Send files to

All submissions must include a cover e-mail message or letter including:

1. Intended category (listed above in Types of Contributions).
2. Statement that all authors have fully participated in preparation of the submitted article.
3. List of any colleagues who have already reviewed the manuscript.
4. Contact information for all authors.
5. Suggested names of peer reviewers.

Review Procedures

All papers will be reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers. The reviewers will be selected from suggestions by the authors and from the area specialists on the Fire Ecology editorial board. Authors must address all comments and rebut those comments that have been rejected.

Poorly written and incomplete manuscripts of low technical quality will be returned by the managing editor without additional review. Editors may provide suggestions on how the article could be improved to warrant publication.

All authors are expected to revise their articles in a timely manner after receiving review comments. After a paper has been out for revision for six months, the author may be asked for a status report. Any article not revised within 12 months of receiving review comments will be withdrawn from consideration.

Submitting a Final Manuscript

Authors will receive instructions from the editor about submitting a final manuscript.

Dr. James K. Agee
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195 USA
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