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

Associate Editor Mentoring – welcome to our new mentees 2019-20

Journal of Applied Ecology offers a two-year mentoring opportunity for early career researchers to gain experience of the Associate Editor role on a journal. Each mentee works with an assigned Senior Editor mentor and the Editorial Office. They have the opportunity to gain insights into the publishing and review processes as they handle submissions in an Associate Editor capacity. We’re pleased to welcome nine new … Continue reading Associate Editor Mentoring – welcome to our new mentees 2019-20

Necesitamos hacer que la ecología aplicada sea realmente global para enfrentar mejor los desafíos del Antropoceno

Senior Editor, Martin Nuñez An English version is available here. Hoy abrí mi página de Facebook y encontré personas publicando noticias y comentarios sobre rinocerontes en camino a la extinción en Uganda, algunos videos muy tristes de plantaciones de palma aceitera que ponen en peligro a los orangutanes en Indonesia y fotos de algunas plantaciones increíblemente grandes de árboles en Pakistán. ¿Qué tienen estos tres … Continue reading Necesitamos hacer que la ecología aplicada sea realmente global para enfrentar mejor los desafíos del Antropoceno

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?