Writefull trial announced on Journal of Ecology

We are delighted to announce that we have integrated the language editing software, Writefull, into the online submission system of Journal of Ecology.   Writefull is an automatic proofing and editing AI tool trained on published articles from STEM subject areas. It screens text for correctness of grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation, as well more subtle language issues…

Meet the Editor: Andy Hector

We’re delighted to announce that Professor Andrew Hector has recently been appointed as a new Senior Editor for Journal of Ecology. Andy has been an Associate Editor with the journal since 2015 and we’re thrilled to welcome him to his new role. Andy is a community ecologist interested in biodiversity loss and its consequences for…

2021 Harper Prize Shortlist: Early Career Research Award

The Harper Prize is awarded annually by the British Ecological Society for the best paper in Journal of Ecology by an early career author. We are pleased to present the shortlisted papers for the 2021 award (published in Volume 109): ⭐️ Christine Åkesson: Long-term ecological legacies in western Amazonia ⭐️ Paula Berenstecher: Worlds apart: Location above- or below-ground determines plant litter…

Journal of Ecology Senior Editor Vacancy

Are you an active researcher with broad interests in plant ecology? We are seeking an Editor who can strengthen and complement the Journal of Ecology‘s editorial team and continue raising the Journal’s profile worldwide… What we are looking for: To complement our Editor team, we are looking for an active researcher with broad interests in…

Biological Flora goes global!

Journal of Ecology has been publishing in-depth Biological Flora accounts since 1941. However, these have previously focused on plant species native to the British Isles. This month we publish our first ever International Biological Flora account, for Nervilia nipponica! Our Biological Flora Editor, Anthony Davy, shares more about this momentous international account and shares his…

Jane Catford – Senior Editor

Journal of Ecology is very excited to announce that Jane Catford will be joining our Senior Editor team! Jane has been an Associate Editor with our journal since 2016 and we’re thrilled to see her take on this new role. Jane is a plant community ecologist based at King’s College London, UK. Jane has an…

Inaugural Sprent Review: Explaining the evolutionary and biogeographical success of nodulated legumes compared with actinorhizal plants

Today our inaugural Sprent Review was published in the March issue of Journal of Ecology. The first Sprent Review is “Evolution and biogeography of actinorhizal plants and legumes: A comparison” by Julie Ardley and Janet Sprent. Here Julie and Janet discuss Janet’s illustrious career in ecology and provide details about their new review paper. You…

International Women’s Day: Choose to Challenge

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge’. Find out more on Twitter by following @womensday and using #IWD2021 and #ChooseToChallenge. To mark International Women’s Day 2021 we hear from our Senior Editor, Yvonne…