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New thematic series: Ecological Perspectives on Variable Retention Forestry

Ecological Processes has opened a new thematic series on 'Ecological Perspectives on Variable Retention Forestry'. Find out more about this series, including details of relevant topics and how to submit.

Deadline for submissions: 01 February 2019


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Indexing announcement


Ecological Processes has been accepted for indexing in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). All articles published in the journal in 2018 and beyond will be indexed here.

This is an important milestone for the journal, which showcases its sustained contribution towards research in applied ecology. See the About page for a full list of other indexing services that include Ecological Processes​​​​​​​.

Aims and scope

Ecological Processes is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted to quality publications in ecological studies with a focus on the underlying processes responsible for the dynamics and functions of ecological systems at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The journal welcomes manuscripts on techniques, approaches, concepts, models, reviews, syntheses, short communications and applied research for advancing our knowledge and capability toward sustainability of ecosystems and the environment. Integrations of ecological and socio-economic processes are strongly encouraged.

Open thematic series

The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services
This series addresses the conflict between ‘Green’ provisioning services and ‘Blue’ regulating services in the context of impacts on biodiversity and ecological processes at the landscape scale.

Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2018

Ecological Perspectives on Variable Retention Forestry
This series covers the outcomes of variable retention management and conservation proposals in natural forests, including socio-economic perspectives

Deadline for submissions: 01 February 2019


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  • All articles published in Ecological Processes are indexed by the following services:

    • DOAJ
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • EI-Compendex
    • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
    • Geobase
    • Google Scholar
    • OCLC
    • Scopus
    • Summon by ProQuest
    • Zoological Record