Call for Papers Special Issue on Forest Fires: Science and Society

The International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IJEES), the official Journal of the National Institute of Ecology (NIE), India

First launched in 1974 at the INTECOL’s First Ecology Congress in The Hague.

Online and OPEN ACCESS

The threat of increasing forest fires is unfolding across the world. The continuous heating of the planet is turning forests and other landscapes into tinderboxes. Climate change and forest fires reinforce each other, forest fires today are bigger, more intense, and longer than those experienced in the past.  Insistent warmer and drier weather due to changing climate and increasing anthropogenic activities are the major drivers behind increasing forest fire events worldwide. If these trends continue millions of extra tonnes of carbon stored in forest biomass, loss of biodiversity, and decline in ecosystem services will have devastating impacts on economies and livelihoods, and severe impact on health problems for millions across the world. Our understanding of forest fires is limited largely because of a lack of evidence and due to continuous changes made by humankind in the conditions where forest fires take place.

The increasing incidences of “wild” and “landscape fires” have raised concerns amongst academicians, scientists, policymakers and political leaders across the globe. It is well understood that the craft of forest fire management is highly complex and far more intricate than we assume.

The increasing incidences of “wild” and “landscape fires” have raised concerns amongst academicians, scientists, policymakers, and political leaders across the world. Considering it as one of the most topical issues of global significance, the editorial board of IJEES is inviting papers on Forest Fires “Forest Fires: Science and Society”.

We are inviting all scientists and experts performing research in relevant or connected areas to submit their manuscript (s).  The scope of the special issue is beyond disciplinary boundaries, we are considering manuscripts from different disciplines including concerning scientific and ecological understanding, technological advancement, and socio-cultural and political aspects concerning forest fires.

Deadline for submission of abstract: 30th September 2022  to the guest editor by e-mail

Submission of Full paper: 31st December 2022 in the editorial system of the journal with a copy to guest editor by e-mail

All contributions submitted to the Journal for publication are peer-reviewed for their suitability by at least two researchers in the relevant field before their acceptance. However, the Editors check the submissions first for their relevance to the Journal and compliance with the guidelines. Submissions failing to meet the guidelines OR falling outside the scope of the Journal are rejected without review.

The Journal publishes:

1. Original Research Papers
2. Reviews on topics of current interest (usually by invitation)
3. Short Communications,
4. View-points and Commentaries

Information for authors:

The International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences follows a well-defined Policy on Ethics in Publication.

Following are the basic elements:

  • Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Each author’s contribution must be clearly spelt out at the end of the Acknowledgement section. The order of authorship should be discussed among the authors before online submission. No change in the order or names (deletion, addition or replacement) of authors is not permitted under any circumstances after the first submission. All authors’ signature is mandatory on the declaration.
  • Originality and Plagiarism: The authors are responsible for the originality of their contribution, and any material (text or figures or tables) used from the published or unpublished work of others, must be appropriately cited or quoted, and required permissions from the copyright owner must be obtained and declared. Any case of plagiarism will be reported to the authors’ institutions and funding agencies.
  • Data Availability: The editors reserve the right to ask the authors to provide the raw data used in the paper, if necessary. It is advisable to make such data publicly and freely available.
  • Multiple and Concurrent Publication: The Journal does not accept manuscripts which are essentially a duplicate publication of the material published elsewhere except that the abstracts in conference proceedings and academic thesis are not considered as prior or duplicate publication. The authors must declare at the time of submission that the manuscript has not been simultaneously submitted to another journal, is not under consideration in another publication, and shall not been submitted elsewhere without notice for withdrawal from this journal.
  • Acknowledgement: Institutions where the work was carried out or where the facilities were used, and all sources of financial assistance must be acknowledged.
  • Conflicts of Interest: All submissions should include at the end of the Acknowledgement section all potential conflicts of interest.
  • Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: The authors must state in their declaration that they have complied with the national/international regulations concerning the use of chemicals, procedures or equipment with potential hazards and the study involves the use of animal or human subjects, if so applicable.
  • Errata/Corrigenda and Retraction: If the authors discover genuine errors after publication, due to oversight of the authors or editors, the Journal will publish an Erratum/Corrigendum as soon as the error is reported to the journal. If the journal discovers or receives verifiable information about the misconduct on the part of the authors (such as in respect of plagiarism, data fabrication, copyright violation, a dispute among authors, etc), the Journal will issue a retraction of the publication.


The journal levies a Publication Fee for each manuscript accepted for publication. There is no fee for submission or processing. The current Publication Fee is as under:


Up to 10 pages         Rs 3000

11-20 pages              Rs 5000


Up to 10 pages         US$ 60

11-20 pages              US$ 100

There shall be NO charges for including coloured figures/ photographs which are appropriate to the study and submitted in desired high quality.


Prof. Satish Chandra Garkoti
School of Environmental Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
New Delhi

Email: [email protected], [email protected] , [email protected]


Prof. K.S. Rao

Department of Botany

University of Delhi, Delhi 110007

e-mail: [email protected]

Guest Editor

Dr. Vishal Singh
Director Research
Centre for Ecology Development and Research
email: [email protected]