Types of Contributors & 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.

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.

Publication Cost

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.

  1. There is a two-tier charge for Original Research Papers: $200 ($250 non-AFE) for papers that in published form are less than 20 journal pages in length, and $400 ($500 non-AFE) for papers longer than that.
  2. There is a $75 (AFE member) or $100 (non-AFE member) charge for Short Communications (these must be within the 8-page maximum length)
  3. There is a $100 (AFE member) or $125 (non-AFE member) charge for Forum Articles 5-10 journal pages in length, and $200 (AFE member) or $225 (non-AFE member) charge for Forum Articles 11 or more journal pages in length.
  4. There are no publication charges for Forum Articles 1-5 journal pages in length and no publication charges for Book Reviews.