Harper Review 2016 – meet the author

This year we published the first of our annual Harper Review series. The series is named after past BES President and Journal of Ecology Editorial Board member, the late John L. Harper CBE FRS and is designed to be thought provoking, authoritative and of broad interest to the ecological community. Our inaugural review was written by…

New Faces Behind the Scenes

The Journal of Ecology team is pleased to welcome Emilie Aimé and James Ross, two new faces to Charles Darwin House, the London-based BES Office. Below is a short bio penned by each of them. Authors and reviewers will mostly be working with James who has replaced Lauren Sandhu as Assistant Editor. We were sad…

Endangered Species Day 2016 – Plants are endangered too!

Today is Endangered Species Day and to mark the occasion the BES journals have put together a Virtual Issue of recent papers on endangered species of various taxa from around the world. Journal of Ecology papers are strongly represented, showing that endangered species day is about more than just lions and tigers! The papers from Journal of…

Updated Journal Aims and Scope

Following some excellent feedback and comments at our most recent BES Editor’s Strategy Day (see photo below), we have updated the wording of our journal scope. The updated scope reads: Journal of Ecology publishes original articles on all aspects of the ecology of plants (including algae), in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. We will publish…

Amicus curiae and allowing the posting of preprints

The Journal of Ecology along with the other British Ecological Society journals will now allow submission of manuscripts that have been previously posted on recognized preprint archives such as arXiv and PeerJ PrePrints and the new bioRχiv. We still won’t publish work that’s already been published, you have to tell us where a manuscript has…

Coming home to INTECOL

So having missed the ESA annual meeting this year, as a British Expat I’m very much looking forward to coming home to the UK to attend INTECOL which is being held in the greatest city in the world, London. Warm beer, steak and kidney pie, fish n’ chips, rain, yes, I’m looking forward to INTECOL…

Journal of Ecology at ESA

Brace yourselves! Almost all of the Journal of Ecology Editors will be attending ESA this year. Mike Hutchings, David Gibson and Richard Bardgett are making their way to Portland to do all things conferency: give talks, watch their students give talks, talk to the Associate Editors of Journal of Ecology who will be there, talk…

100:2 and a Virtual Issue

Roses are red (sometimes), the Journal cover is blue. What better way to spend st Valentine’s than reading Issue 2? The new issue is now online and you can read it here> This is the first Journal issue to include a new online feature providing direct links to any extra articles about the paper.