Types of Contributions & Cost
Types of Contributions
Original research papers should report the results of original research, or a significant evaluation of, or improvement upon, techniques used in fire ecology research (e.g., spatial autocorrelation and pseudoreplication, rate of spread estimation, fire history methods). We also welcome manuscripts that describe computer software that has application to fire ecology. The material should not have been previously published. Manuscripts may be of any length; however, authors are encouraged to limit their papers to 30 double-spaced pages including tables, figures, and references.
Short communications address research topics that for whatever reason are not suitable for an original research paper. Examples include observations that may be of interest to the readers of Fire Ecology or results of investigations with inadequate sample size. These papers should be as completely documented, both by reference to the literature and description of the experimental procedures employed, as a regular paper. Authors are encouraged to limit their papers to 8 double-spaced pages including tables, figures, and references.
Review Articles are critical syntheses of existing research on topics relevant to fire ecology. Authors are encouraged to limit these reviews to 30 pages of text and references.
Forum articles can include papers that address issues, management, policy, opinions, and responses to previous articles. Responses to previous research papers should be as completely documented, both by reference to the literature and description of the experimental procedures, as a regular paper.
Book reviews are encouraged by the editors on any recent text that might interest the readers of Fire Ecology. Reviews should be balanced and final publication is at the discretion of the editorial board.
In order to keep Fire Ecology as an open access journal, we charge authors a per paper cost. If this cost causes any undue hardship, please contact Fire Ecology’s editor.
The following Charges are for current AFE members. Rates for non-AFE members or those with expired memberships are listed in paranthesis. Page lengths refers to formatted pages in the journal.
- Short Communications (8-page max): AFE member $75 ($100)
- Forum Articles (5-10 pages): AFE member $100 ($125)
- Forum Articles (11 or more pages): AFE member $200 ($225)
- Original Research Papers (under 20 page): AFE member $200 ($250)
- Original Research Papers (20 pages or more): AFE members $400 ($450)
- Forum Articles (1-5 pages): no charge
- Book Reviews: no charge
NOTE: We will have a rate increase that is effective immediately for all papers getting published by the August 2017 issue.
The new rates are effective for all new submissions starting in June, 2016 and which will appear in the August 2017 issue or later (the AFE member cost appears first, followed by non-member costs).
- Original research paper or review article (any length): $600 ($800)
- Short communication: (8 page max): $300 ($400)
- Forum, up to 10 pages formatted: (10 page max): $300 ($400)
- Forum 11 or more pages formatted: ($600 ( $800)
- Book review (invited): No charge