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.