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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment is a benefit of membership of the Ecological Society of America. International in scope and interdisciplinary in approach, Frontiers focuses on current ecological issues and environmental challenges. Frontiers is aimed at professional ecologists and scientists working in related disciplines. With content that is timely, interesting, and accessible, even to those reading outside their own area of expertise, it has a broad, interdisciplinary appeal and is relevant to all users of ecological science, including policy makers, resource managers, and educators. Frontiers covers all aspects of ecology, the environment, and related subjects, focusing on global issues, broadly impacting research, cross-disciplinary or multi-country endeavors, new techniques and technologies, new approaches to old problems, and practical applications of ecological science. The journal is sent to all ESA members as part of their membership, and is also available by subscription to non-members and institutional libraries.

Impact Factor: 
Frontiers’  2017 Impact Factor: 8.302.
Ranked 5th out of 241 journals in the Environmental Sciences category.
Ranked 6th out of 158 journals in the Ecology category.


Frontiers includes:

  • Short, high-impact research communications of broad interdisciplinary appeal
  • Peer-reviewed, synthetic review articles on all aspects of ecology, the environment, and related subjects
  • Concepts & Questions – papers showcasing new ecological ideas
  • The latest news on research, people, and policy issues from around the world
  • Editorials and letters
  • Short series with changing topics, currently a series about non-traditional, non-academic careers in ecology
  • Our regular back-page columnist
  • Display and classified ads, including job opportunities (including online Job Board)

Author guidelines and criteria for publication can be found here.

Frontiers’ page charges: To help meet the expense of publication, peer-reviewed manuscripts (Research Communications, Reviews, and Concepts and Questions, but not peer-reviewed or regular letters) submitted to Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment will, if accepted, incur page charges of US$75.00 per printed journal page. Where fractions of pages occur at the end of the paper, these will be charged at US$35.00. There will be no additional fee for color photographs and/or figures. Payment will be required when the paper appears on Frontiers e-View. Advance billing is available upon request. Note: Authors contributing to Special Issues will not be required to pay page charges, since these issues are supported by other funding sources.

Abstracting and indexing: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment is covered by Current Contents Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences, Science Citation Index, ISI Alerting Services, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Biobase, Geobase, Scopus, CAB Abstracts, and EBSCO Environmental Issues and Policy Index.

International Advisory Board: Rosina Bierbaum (USA) • Juan Carlos Castilla (Chile) • Andrew Dobson (USA) • Carl Folke (Sweden) • Madhav Gadgil (India) • Kanehiro Kitayama (Japan) • Simon A. Levin (USA) • Michel Loreau (Canada) • Thomas Lovejoy (USA) • Jane Lubchenco (USA) • Harold Mooney (USA) • Peter Raven (USA) • Robin Reid (Kenya) • Walter Reid (USA) • Robert Scholes (South Africa) • Zhao Shidong (China) • William Steffen (Sweden) • Reynaldo Victoria (Brazil) • Diana Wall (USA).

Editorial Board:

Kathleen A Alexander (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA)
Elena M Bennett (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
Patrick J Bohlen (MacArthur Agro-Ecology Research Center, Lake Placid, FL, USA)
Brian S Cade (US Geological Survey, Fort Collins, CO, USA)
J  Elliott Campbell (University of California, Merced, CA, USA)
Kendra S Cheruvelil (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA)
William Cheung (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
Alycia W  Crall (National Ecological Observatory Network, Boulder, CO, USA)
Emily Darling (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
Diane Ebert-May (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA)
Daniel M Evans (AAAS, Washington, DC, USA)
Timothy Fahey (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)
Rusty A Feagin (Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA)
David C Finnoff (University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA)
Brendan Fisher (University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA)
Ted L Gragson (University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA)
Nicholas AJ Graham (Lancaster University, Lancashire, UK)
J Morgan Grove (USDA Forest Service, Baltimore, MD, USA)
Daniel J Hayes (University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA)
Jeffrey E Herrick (USDA/ARS Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, NM, USA)
Bruce A Hungate (Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA)
Matthew D Hurteau (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA)
Joshua J Lawler (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)
Karin E Limburg (SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY, USA)
Patrick  Martin (University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA)
Jeffrey  Matthews (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA)
Michelle Marvier (Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA)
Gary Matlock (NOAA, Silver Spring, MD, USA)
Robbie A McDonald (University of Exeter, Cornwall, UK)
Michael L McKinney (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA)
Elizabeth Mcleod (The Nature Conservancy, Austin, TX, USA)
George A Middendorf (Howard University, Washington, DC, USA)
David AW Miller (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA)
Tischa Munoz-Erickson (USDA Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico)
David Nelson (Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD, USA)
Julian Olden (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)
Robert R Parmenter (Valles Caldera National Preserve, Jemez Springs, NM, USA)
Lou Pitelka (Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD, USA)
Heather Randell (National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, Annapolis, MD, USA)
Joe Roman (University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA)
John L Sabo (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA)
Daniel Salkeld (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA)
Timothy D Schowalter (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA)
Fred H Sklar (South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL, USA)
Mark E Torchin (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa Ancon, Panama)
Hua  Zheng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)

 

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