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  • Published by: Ecological Society of America
  • ISSN: 2150-8925
  • Last checked date: 03/2020
  • Scope: All sub-disciplines of ecological science, as well as interdisciplinary studies relating to ecology (e.g., ecohydrology, land-atmosphere interactions, Earth system science, complex systems, conservation ecology), as well as submissions from all sections and chapters in ESA (e.g., environmental justice, traditional ecological knowledge, applied ecology, education).
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  • Main subject area: Biology
  • Breadth of subject area: Top level subject
  • Peer review?

  • Peer review type: Conventional
  • Peer review openness: Closed, single blind
  • Selectivity: Not very selective (IF ~1.5-3)
  • Open access?

  • Free to read option: Paper can be free for anyone to read
  • Allows green OA: Not applicable as gold
  • Has waivers: Yes
  • Has membership system: Personal membership
  • Access type: Full gold
  • Licence: All papers are CC BY
  • Level of APC: $1600-2500
  • Speed?

  • Speed to first decision: Unknown
  • Speed from acceptance to publication: Unknown
  • Other?

  • Ownership of publisher: Society
  • Length restrictions: None
  • Provides altmetrics: Altmetric
  • CrossMark implemented: Yes
  • Has a 2015 impact factor: Yes
  • Copyedits: Yes