Journal of Applied Ecology is moving online-only

As an important update in the journal’s development, we are pleased to announce that, from January 2019, Journal of Applied Ecology will be moving online-only.

  • 55_4 imageMoving online-only means we can publish more regularly and we will be releasing 12 issues per year.
  • It also makes the journal more efficient and environmentally friendly. We will be reducing paper use and no longer shipping hard copies around the world.
  • This change will come in from January 2019 with the first issue of Volume 56.
Does the submission / review process change?
  • No. You can still submit your paper online and manuscripts will continue to be subject to our usual peer review process.
How do I gain access?
  • Becoming a member of the British Ecological Society gives you access to Journal of Applied Ecology and the other five BES journals. Find out more about membership here.
  • Details about online subscriptions to the journal can be found here.
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We hope you enjoy this exciting new journal development.


2 thoughts on “Journal of Applied Ecology is moving online-only

  1. OH NO!
    I understand entirely the rationale for doing this, but for me it means a loss of easy (and often serendipitous) access to interesting new information. I am one of the 15% (according to the various major USPs) who are not well, certainly not adequately, served by the internet. Finding a topic in which I am interested via the internet is a long, slow, often unavailing process. I know from past experience of other journals now lost to me this way, that I am very unlikely to go on line to read them. Having hard copy, for bed- (or chair- or bath-)side reading, or taking on the train or on dull duty visits(!) is so much better.
    I know, I’m told many times, that the answer is to move into a town. But I’m a dyed-in-the-genes ecologist, and I’m not sure I’d survive in a town. Spells at various universities, and research jobs at others, were bearable mainly because I could always find a park, or a graveyard, or a river/canal/lake to keep the spark alive…


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