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Journal announcement


Ecological Processes has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and will receive its first Impact Factor in 2020.

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.

See the About page for a full list of other indexing services that include Ecological Processes​​​​​​​.

Two new annual awards in Ecological Processes

New Content ItemEcological Processes has launched two new annual journal awards:

·   the Highly Cited Paper Award

·   the Excellent Reviewer Award

These awards are intended to celebrate people in the ecology community who make valuable contributions to the journal.

Find out who the winners were for 2018.


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 article collections

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

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


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Indexing services

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

    • DOAJ
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • EI-Compendex
    • Geobase
    • Google Scholar
    • OCLC
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
    • Scopus
    • Summon by ProQuest
    • Zoological Record