Call for papers

Frontiers is currently soliciting submissions for our ongoing series on non-academic ecological careers, and for our natural-history photo series.

About the journal

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, issued 10 times per year, consists of peer-reviewed, synthetic review articles on all aspects of ecology, the environment, and related disciplines, as well as short, high-impact research communications of broad interdisciplinary appeal. Additional features include editorials, breaking news (domestic and international), a letters section, job ads, and special columns.

Current Issue: June 2018

Cover picture: Interactions between coastal infrastructure and fish assemblages are largely unknown. In the June issue of Frontiers, Morris et al. surveyed natural and artificial reefs, whose physical features might be transferable to the design of “fish friendly” infrastructure, including breakwaters and marinas. Such species-specific eco-engineering projects may help to support the management of economically valuable fish populations. READ MORE

Central photo: © Reef Innovations Inc

Background photo: ©  Reef Innovations Inc

Seeking submissions for series on non-academic ecological careers

We’re still looking for articles about ecological/environmental entrepreneurship, education, ecotourism, and science communication, and are open to hearing about other nontraditional ecological career paths outside of academia. All articles in the series are free to read. See the list below for what’s been published so far:

Exploring Ecological Careers – a new Frontiers series
Museum careers – so much more than curating collections!
Expect the unexpected: private-sector careers
Breaking into science writing
An ecologist’s guide to careers in science policy advising
Careers in science diplomacy and international policy
It’s dirty, but it’s not dirt: scientists in state policy
Ecological consulting as a career option
Opportunities in science editing

Upcoming articles will cover careers in federal agencies, biological field stations, wildlife filmmaking, federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), and cooperative extension services.

Contact Sue Silver ( for more details or with pre-submission inquiries.