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.

(Jan. 2014) Frontiers is helping measure research impact in a whole new way. We’ve just added Altmetric scores and badges to papers online (including e-View pre-prints). Altmetric measures the real-time impact of scholarly articles by tracking tweets, blog posts, news stories and other content that mentions scholarly articles.

An Altmetric donut like the one seen here for Graham et al. 2013 (Managing resilience to reverse phase shifts in coral reefs) now appears alongside online papers, visible in the margin of the “Full text” and “Abstract” displays. (If an article’s donut is missing, it simply hasn’t generated that kind of attention yet.)

Current Issue: September 2014

Cover picture:
In their roles as predators, prey, transporters of nutrients, and habitat for deep-water organisms, whales (such as this humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae) have major impacts on the state of the world’s oceans. As the global abundance of cetaceans continues to rebound after centuries of commercial whaling, their ecological influences are likely to become more apparent. MORE

Central photo:
S Keena

Background photo: 
A Moreno