Monthly Archives: August 2018

Springer Nature welcomes Fire Ecology

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Springer Nature is pleased to announce the addition of Fire Ecology to the SpringerOpen portfolio. Supported by the Association for Fire Ecology ( this journal publishes articles on all ecological and management aspects relating to wildland fire. In this blog the Editor in Chief, Bob Keane, tells us what this means for the journal and shares some of the exciting plans for the future. The new website is now live at

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Helping researchers publish their work, not waste it: welcome to the EQUATOR Canada Publication School


While scientists will receive formal training in most aspects of the scientific process, learning best practices in publishing their work can often be left to trial and error. An article recently published in BMC Proceedings describes a course delivered by the EQUATOR Canada Publication School which looks to address this gap in training. Here, authors of the article, Jacqueline Galica and Nancy Butcher, tell us about the event and why training researchers with skills in Journalology is so important.


The ‘SEAHA CDT collection’ in journal Heritage Science


This blog post has been cross-posted with permission from SEAHA-CDT. The original version can be read here. Following multiple successful publications, we are pleased to announce that SEAHA now has its own collection within journal Heritage Science; ‘The SEAHA-CDT collection’. The SEAHA CDT collection showcases research papers produced by students  studying at our Centre for Doctoral Training, Science… Open Access Publishing