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The effects of multiple environmental factors on global carbon allocation
Authors: Jiangzhou Xia, Yang Chen, Wenping Yuan and Ying-Ping Wang 

Cite this article: Xia, J., Chen, Y., Yuan, W. et al. The effects of multiple environmental factors on global carbon allocation. Ecol Process 12, 60 (2023).

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Journal announcement

New Citation Metrics Released

We are pleased to announce that Ecological Processes has received the new citation metrics in June 2024:

  • CiteScore 2023 of 8.5, which placed the journal at #41/461 (91st percentile, Q1) in the category of Ecology (Environmental Science).
  • IF 2023 of 4.6, which placed the journal at #27/195 (86th percentile, Q1) in the category of Ecology.

Journal Indexing

Ecological Processes is indexed by DOAJ, SCIE and Scopus. See the About page for a full list of other indexing services that include Ecological Processes.

Annual Journal Awards

Ecological Processes has two annual journal awards to celebrate people in the ecology community who make valuable contributions to the journal. Find out who the winners were for:
- the Highly Cited Paper Award
- the Excellent Reviewer Award



Special Issue Call for Papers

Ecological Restoration and Carbon Neutrality
This Special Issue aims to compile cutting-edge research, insights, and methodologies on ecological restoration efforts and their implications for achieving carbon neutrality. 
See the details here and submit your manuscript before 1 November 2024.

Migration and transformation processes of pollutants amidst technology advancement
This special issue presents the latest research progress of assessing ecosystem and human health and risks posed by various pollutants, particularly from technological advancement perspective for remediating polluted environment.
Know more about this special issue, and submit your manuscript before 30 June 2024.

Current Trends in Forestry Research of Latin-America (CONFLAT Congress, Argentina)
The Special Issue aims to present the main advances in Forestry Science in Latin America in the context of changing governance and forest livelihoods for people.
See the details here and submit your manuscript before 31 March 2024.

Call for Collections

We are always happy to hear from authors, editors and readers about what they want to see from a journal. Therefore, we'd love to hear of any ideas or suggestions you may have for a potential article collection. If you have an idea for a collection, let us know!

Published Collections

Most recent published collection: Biodiversity and Aquatic Ecosystems Conservation in Global Large River Basins

Click to view the full list of collections the journal has published.

Editorial Excellence

ForNew Content Item the 3rd continuous year, Ecological Processes is rated as the top rated Springer Nature journal for the excellent publishing experience that the journal has offered to authors in 2021.

About the program: Throughout the year Springer Nature invites journal authors to provide feedback on their publishing experience. In 2022 we reviewed the prior year's data to identify the journals that exemplified editorial excellence. 

About the journal

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.

Along with the journal's rigorous peer review standards and rapid submit-to-acceptance time of less than 120 days, this latest achievement demonstrates the ability of Ecological Processes to deliver timely, accurate and relevant research findings to the field of ecology.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 4.6
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 5.0
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.850
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.258

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 4
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 121

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 678,364
    Altmetric mentions: 241