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.)

Upcoming Issue: May 2014

May Cover Proof 1 med resCover picture:
In mountainous wetlands of the western US, the Cascades frog (Rana cascadae) is one of several amphibian species experiencing stress from the combined effects of climate change and introduced predators. Ephemeral or shallow ponds in these areas are a haven for native amphibians because they are free from predatory fish; however, climate change makes these pond habitats increasingly vulnerable to drying.

Central photo:
ME Ryan

Background photo:
N Steinweg