Topical Collection "Diversity Leaders in Fire Science"

Editors

Dr. James A. Lutz
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Collection Editor
S. J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, 5230 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-5230, USA
Interests: forest ecology; community ecology; fire ecology; biogeography; climate change
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Dr. Natasha Ribeiro
E-Mail Website
Collection Editor
1. Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
2. Department of Forest Engineering, Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Avenida Julius Nyerere, Street. nr. 3453, Maputo, Mozambique
Interests: conservation and forest restoration; fire ecology; evaluation and environmental impact assessments; forest biomass and carbon sequestration; remote sensing

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

The open access journal, Fire acknowledges the need to recognize underrepresented voices in fire-science, such as indigenous and racial minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and the LGBTQIA community, who all bring different areas of knowledge in science and ways of taking action. This Special Collection seeks to highlight the contributions of these individuals through invited contributions. If you believe that an individual scientist should be highlighted for their contributions to fire science, suggestions can be sent to the Collection Editors for consideration.

The Editorial Board of Fire may also recommend articles published in the main Journal to also be highlighted in this Topical Collection.

We look forward to receiving your recommendations.

Prof. Dr. Alistair M. S. Smith
Dr. James A. Lutz
Dr. Natasha Ribeiro
Collection Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the collection website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fire is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers (3 papers)

2018

Editorial
Recognizing Women Leaders in Fire Science: Revisited
Fire 2018, 1(3), 45; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/fire1030045 - 21 Nov 2018
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Abstract
In August, 2018, an editorial in Fire entitled Recognizing Women Leaders in Fire Science was published. This was intended to ignite a conversation into diversity in fire science by highlighting several women leaders in fire research and development. This editorial was released alongside [...] Read more.
In August, 2018, an editorial in Fire entitled Recognizing Women Leaders in Fire Science was published. This was intended to ignite a conversation into diversity in fire science by highlighting several women leaders in fire research and development. This editorial was released alongside a new Topical Collection in Fire called Diversity Leaders in Fire Science. The response on social media was fantastic, leading to numerous recommendations of women leaders in fire science that had been inadvertently missed in the first editorial. In this editorial, we acknowledge 145 women leaders in fire science to promote diversity across our disciplines. Fire is continually committed to improving diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the journal and welcomes perspectives, viewpoints, and constructive criticisms to help advance that mission. Full article
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Perspective
Increasing Editorial Diversity: Strategies for Structural Change
Fire 2018, 1(3), 42; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/fire1030042 - 08 Nov 2018
Cited by 2 | Viewed by 1980
Abstract
Editorial boards should be representative of the people doing science but they are often plagued with inequality. This article presents some starting points towards increasing editorial diversity, hoping to spark new initiatives to recruit people of under-represented groups to editorial boards. I argue [...] Read more.
Editorial boards should be representative of the people doing science but they are often plagued with inequality. This article presents some starting points towards increasing editorial diversity, hoping to spark new initiatives to recruit people of under-represented groups to editorial boards. I argue there should be a greater focus on what journals and publishers should do instead of focusing on stories and celebrations of extraordinary individuals overcoming barriers. Transparent reporting, diversity targets, strategic invitations, mentoring programs, self-assigned workloads are all strategies which might lead to structural change. New, creative ways to recruit editors are needed so that women and all under-represented groups are given more opportunities to shape the direction of science. Full article
Editorial
Recognizing Women Leaders in Fire Science
Fire 2018, 1(2), 30; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/fire1020030 - 20 Aug 2018
Cited by 2 | Viewed by 8753
Abstract
Across the breadth of fire science disciplines, women are leaders in fire research and development. We want to acknowledge some of these leaders to promote diversity across our disciplines. In Fire, we are also happy to announce a new Special Collection, through [...] Read more.
Across the breadth of fire science disciplines, women are leaders in fire research and development. We want to acknowledge some of these leaders to promote diversity across our disciplines. In Fire, we are also happy to announce a new Special Collection, through which we will continue to acknowledge current and future Diversity Leaders in Fire Science by inviting contributions from the leaders in this editorial, among others. Full article
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