Journal History


Fire was officially launched on June 2018.
Prof. Dr. Alistair M. S. Smith served as founding Editor-in-Chief.
The United Nations’ International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the Global Wildland Fire Network were affiliated with Fire.
Published 1st volume with over 50 papers, as quarterly journal.


Fire published its 100th paper in August.


The journal was covered by Scopus in May 2020.
The First topical section, Fire Science Data and Models Section, was established in Fire journal.


Fire has been accepted into the Science Citation Index Expanded in Web of Science in March 2021.
Fire has received the first Citescore of 3.7. hich equals the rank of 24/142 (Q1) in "Forestry" and 17/88 (Q1) in "Safty Research".
Fire was indexed in JUFO.
A new topical section, “Fire Research at the Science–Policy–Practitioner Interface”, was established in the journal Fire.
Fire announced the Fire 2021 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award winner: Dr Daniel May.
Fire announced 13 Network partners: The Global Wildland Fire Network, The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network, The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, The Alaska Fire Science Consortium, The Great Basin Fire Science Exchange, The Southern Fire Exchange, The Pacific Fire Exchange, The Miombo Network, The Southern African Fire Network, The Mediterranean Regional Information Network, The South Asia Regional Information Network, Fire Research and Management Exchange System, The Southern Rockies Fire Science Network.


2018–2022 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Alistair M. S. Smith
2022–present Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Grant Williamson

Section Editor-in-Chief


Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. James A. Lutz for the section on Fire Science Models, Remote Sensing, and Data


Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Natasha Ribeiro for the section on Fire Research at the Science–Policy–Practitioner Interface


Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Tiago Miguel Ferreira for the section on Fire Risk Assessment and Safety Management in Buildings and Urban Spaces
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Dr. Christine Eriksen for the section on Fire Social Science
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Alistair M. S. Smith for the section on Fire Science Models, Remote Sensing, and Data

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