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Ecology and Evolution

All articles accepted from 14 August 2012 are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.  All articles accepted before this date, were published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License.

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Editors-in-Chief: Allen Moore, University of Georgia, USA; Andrew Beckerman, University of Sheffield, UK; Jennifer Firn, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Impact Factor: 2.537

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 54/149 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 2045-7758

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Ecology and Evolution is supported by leading journals and societies

Ecology and Evolution is supported by other journals published by Wiley, including journals owned by the British Ecological Society, European Society for Evolutionary Biology and the Society for the Study of Evolution. Click here to find out more about how these journals participate in the Manuscript Transfer Program by referring articles of suitable quality and offering authors the option to have their paper, with any peer review reports, automatically transferred to Ecology and Evolution.





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Our philosophy

It has been too long since we have provided an editorial overview – we hope you have not missed us. However, let us catch you up on the journal and our continued focus on providing an outlet for research in ecology and evolution.

First, we can celebrate the growth and vigor of our journal. Our partnership with society-based (BES, ESEB, SSE – and if you do not know these acronyms, you should find out. Best societies ever. Really) and Wiley journals remains strong, and we continue to receive excellent manuscripts transferred with reviews from our partners. Space limitations and the weight of submissions mean that all of our partners receive many more manuscripts than they can publish, and most of these will eventually find an outlet. The rigorous review process orchestrated by our partners improves all of the papers submitted to their journals, and if a paper is rejected, the review may have been for naught. By offering to transfer a paper with these reviews, our partners can provide yet another service to the authors that submit their work to them, the opportunity to be considered for publication by us (typically) without the potential double jeopardy of a second round of reviews. Moreover, it helps the reviewer by ensuring that her/his work has an influence. Thus, transferring papers with reviews benefits authors and reviewers and helps reduce the growing burden on the reviewing community.

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Introducing the new Editor in Chief

We are delighted to introduce Dr Jennifer Firn as the new Editor-in-Chief for Ecology and Evolution

Jennifer Firn

Dr Firn is currently Associate Professor, School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences at Queensland University of Technology. Dr Firn is a theoretical and applied ecologist who specializes in linking ecological theory to the sustainable management of degraded grasslands and forests. The driving motivation throughout Dr. Firn’s career has been to find smarter, cheaper and more sustainable ways of restoring degraded plant communities. Dr. Firn is a scientist because of her commitment to developing a better understanding of how the loss of native biodiversity impacts on ecosystems and subsequently finding better ways to bring it back.

Interview to Allen Moore

Allen Moore
Editor-in-Chief: Allen Moore has recently
given an interview for Wiley-Blackwell's
Publishing News:   "[Authors] have
responded with enthusiasm. They like
the speed, the freedom to express their
opinions (as long as it is clearly identified
as an opinion where others may differ),
and the space. I’ve never worked on a
journal that got so many positive e-mails
from authors." To read about his insights
into the editorial role, the peer review
process and Open Access
read his full interview.

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“My co-authors and I are very happy to read your acceptance of our manuscript and want to express my thanks for the rapid and uncomplicated review process to you, the involved handling editor and the two reviewers.”

“I was very pleased with the positive and constructive review process at Ecology and Evolution. I will make the editorial changes and thank the reviewers in the acknowledgements.”

“Thank you very much for your careful consideration of our revised manuscript. We look forward to seeing the final version in Ecology and Evolution.”

"I am so happy to receive the information of acceptance. It is our great honor to publish our study in Ecology and Evolution. I am deeply grateful to you for your invaluable help and providing us with a precious opportunity to debate the comments. I will share this great experience with my friends and colleagues. I feel very lucky to get your invaluable help."