Journal news: new Executive Editor and Senior Editor

New Executive Editor At the end of this year, we will be saying goodbye to Marc Cadotte as Journal of Applied Ecology‘s Executive Editor. Marc has done a fantastic job leading the journal since he took on the role in 2014. Under Marc’s watch, the journal’s publication record has gone from strength to strength. We’ve also introduced several new journal initiatives under his leadership, including … Continue reading Journal news: new Executive Editor and Senior Editor

Quality in peer review: tools and resources

From selecting your preferred reviewers to providing the most useful and fair feedback to other authors, peer review can be both challenging and rewarding. In line with Peer Review Week 2019’s theme of quality in peer review, we have curated this selection of tools, tips and articles to help hone your peer review skills and gain clearer insight into what the process involves.  There’s plenty … Continue reading Quality in peer review: tools and resources

Southwood Prize – Early career researcher award announced

Congratulations to Simon Clulow for winning this year’s Southwood Prize, Journal of Applied Ecology‘s award for the best paper by an early career researcher in the 55th (2018) volume of the journal. Simon’s winning paper, Elevated salinity blocks pathogen transmission and improves host survival from the global amphibian chytrid pandemic: Implications for translocations, shows that manipulating environmental salinity in landscapes where amphibians are translocated can … Continue reading Southwood Prize – Early career researcher award announced

We need to make applied ecology truly global to better face the challenges of the Anthropocene

Kicking off Peer Review Week 2018, Senior Editor Martin Nuñez reflects on geographical diversity in our own journals, where it’s been limited and what we’re doing to change that. How can we make ecology truly global? Update (Jan. 2019): you can now read our full Editorial on this topic for free in issue 56:1 of the journal. A Spanish version of this post is available … Continue reading We need to make applied ecology truly global to better face the challenges of the Anthropocene

Peer Review Week: Supporting our Editors and Reviewers

As part of Peer Review Week 2017, and the topic of transparency in peer review, we take a look at some of the ways in which the British Ecological Society publications team aims to make the peer review process a little clearer for our Editors and Reviewers. Supporting Editors Joining an editorial board for the first time can mean seeing the peer review process from … Continue reading Peer Review Week: Supporting our Editors and Reviewers

Video: What is the future of peer review in ecology?

It’s Peer Review Week and many are thinking about the course peer review may take in the future. What better time to watch the video of our panel discussion on the future of peer review in ecology from the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, 2016? This post was original shared by Alice Plane on the BES website. Peer review is critical to the research process but … Continue reading Video: What is the future of peer review in ecology?

What is the future of peer review in ecology?

For the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2016 the BES Publications team will be holding a panel debate on the future of peer review in ecology. Find out how you can get involved in this debate here. What is the role of peer review in scientific research? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different models of peer review? What recognition should be available … Continue reading What is the future of peer review in ecology?

Peer Review Week: Should we use double blind peer review? The evidence…

This week is Peer Review Week, the slightly more popular academic celebration than pier review week. Peer review is an essential part of scientific publication and is – like Churchill’s… Source: Peer Review Week: Should we use double blind peer review? The evidence… Continue reading Peer Review Week: Should we use double blind peer review? The evidence…

What do reviewers want?

Originally posted on Animal Ecology In Focus:
Last year’s Peer Review Week proved to be a great success in raising awareness and starting discussions about peer review. This year, it’s back and the focus is on recognition for review. There have been lots of surveys looking at perceptions of peer review. These surveys agree that peer review is valued and authors feel that the quality… Continue reading What do reviewers want?

Next-Gen Peer Review: Solving Today’s Problems with Tomorrow’s Solutions

Post provided by Jess Metcalf and Sean McMahon The primary challenge Associate Editors face is finding Reviewers for manuscripts. When times get desperate, it may feel like anyone with a pulse will… Source: Next-Gen Peer Review: Solving Today’s Problems with Tomorrow’s Solutions Continue reading Next-Gen Peer Review: Solving Today’s Problems with Tomorrow’s Solutions