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Editor-in-chief: Daniel Montesinos
Managing editor: Jutta Stadler
eISSN: 1399-1183

Web Ecology (WE) is a platinum open-access journal issued by the European Ecological Federation (EEF), an organization representing the European ecological societies. Web Ecology publishes papers from all fields of ecology without any geographic restriction. It is a forum to communicate results of experimental, theoretical, and descriptive studies of general interest to an international audience. Original contributions, short communications, and reviews on ecological research on all kinds of organisms and ecosystems are welcome as well as papers that express emerging ideas and concepts with a sound scientific background. Papers must be original and not previously published in another journal. We also aim to serve as a publication forum for those European ecological societies that do not maintain their own society journal. Web Ecology also offers the opportunity to publish special issues resulting from conferences or symposiums from ecological societies.

Web Ecology is free to publish and free to read, thanks to the commitment of the European Ecological Federation to science accessibility.

IF value: 2.000
IF2.000
IF 5-year value: 1.787
IF 5-year1.787
CiteScore value: 3.3
CiteScore3.3
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12 Jan 2021
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Ecological correlates of crop yield growth and interannual yield variation at a global scale
Gabriela Gleiser, Nicolay Leme da Cunha, Agustín Sáez, and Marcelo Adrián Aizen
Web Ecol., 21, 15–43, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-21-15-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/we-21-15-2021, 2021
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19 Aug 2020
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Ödenwinkel: an Alpine platform for observational and experimental research on the emergence of multidiversity and ecosystem complexity
Robert R. Junker, Maximilian Hanusch, Xie He, Victoria Ruiz-Hernández, Jan-Christoph Otto, Sabine Kraushaar, Kristina Bauch, Florian Griessenberger, Lisa-Maria Ohler, and Wolfgang Trutschnig
Web Ecol., 20, 95–106, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-20-95-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/we-20-95-2020, 2020
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03 Apr 2020
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Scientists' warning on endangered food webs
Ruben H. Heleno, William J. Ripple, and Anna Traveset
Web Ecol., 20, 1–10, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-20-1-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/we-20-1-2020, 2020
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06 Jun 2019
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Unassisted establishment of biological soil crusts on dryland road slopes
Laura Concostrina-Zubiri, Juan M. Arenas, Isabel Martínez, and Adrián Escudero
Web Ecol., 19, 39–51, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-19-39-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/we-19-39-2019, 2019
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07 Sep 2018
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Production of synthetic tetraploids as a tool for polyploid research
Mariana Castro, Sílvia Castro, and João Loureiro
Web Ecol., 18, 129–141, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-18-129-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/we-18-129-2018, 2018
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Scheduled special issues
01 Mar 2013–indefinite | K. Jax and A. Schwarz | Information
News
28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

25 Feb 2022 Welcome to Ricardo Rocha as a new subject editor for WE

Web Ecology is happy to announce the addition of a new subject editor to our editorial board. Ricardo Rocha is a conservation scientist, with a holistic interest in applied ecology and a profound desire to contribute to a healthy publishing environment.

25 Feb 2022 Welcome to Ricardo Rocha as a new subject editor for WE

Web Ecology is happy to announce the addition of a new subject editor to our editorial board. Ricardo Rocha is a conservation scientist, with a holistic interest in applied ecology and a profound desire to contribute to a healthy publishing environment.

23 Dec 2021 Web Ecology welcomes Erinne Stirling as a new subject editor

Web Ecology is happy to announce the addition of a new subject editor to our editorial board. Dr. Erinne Stirling is an Australian postdoctoral fellow at Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Agricultural Resources and Environment, Zhejiang University, China, and visiting research fellow at the Acid Sulfate Soils Centre, The University of Adelaide, Australia.

23 Dec 2021 Web Ecology welcomes Erinne Stirling as a new subject editor

Web Ecology is happy to announce the addition of a new subject editor to our editorial board. Dr. Erinne Stirling is an Australian postdoctoral fellow at Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Agricultural Resources and Environment, Zhejiang University, China, and visiting research fellow at the Acid Sulfate Soils Centre, The University of Adelaide, Australia.

Notice on current restrictions

To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding, or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on editorial@copernicus.org for more information.