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Two new annual awards in Ecological Processes

Ecological 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.


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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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Indexing services

  • 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