Diversity and Distributions

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Edited By: Janet Franklin

Impact Factor: 4.391

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 7/53 (Biodiversity Conservation); 24/153 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1472-4642

Associated Title(s): Global Ecology and Biogeography, Journal of Biogeography

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The articles in the special issue address species distribution modelling, population viability analysis, threatened species, biosecurity, uncertainty, cost–benefit analysis and foresight. Collectively, they paint a picture of risk assessment supporting rational decisions and effective policy. Scientists will improve policy if, as the articles exemplify, they develop a sound understanding of the context of decisions and shape their tools accordingly. Click here to learn more


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Diversity and Distributions is (still) a journal of conservation biogeography

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DDI double blind reviewing policy

Diversity & Distributions institutes double-blind manuscript reviewing

Beginning in 2018, Diversity & Distributions will begin "double-blind" reviewing wherein material explicitly identifying the author(s) is masked from reviewers. The benefits in terms of addressing implicit bias (stereotypes about people or groups of people that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions without our conscious knowledge) in reviewing are:
1) senior scientists are more likely to get a critical review, leveling the playing field in terms of seniority;
2) we will avoid the perception or the reality of gender and other (nationality) biases.

A peer review process that feels and is as fair as possible to all scientists is important, and there is a growing trend for journals in biogeography, ecology and evolution to move to double-blind reviewing. We want authors and reviewers to be aware of this change at Diversity & Distributions. Authors will notice a slightly modified submission process (with identifying information in a separate file) reflected in the Author Guidelines. If you have any questions about this new practice, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

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