About IAVS Journals

Applied Vegetation Science focuses on community-level topics relevant to human interaction with vegetation, including global change, nature conservation, nature management, restoration of plant communities and of natural habitats, and the planning of semi-natural and urban landscapes.

The Journal of Vegetation Science publishes papers on all aspects of plant community ecology. Papers may focus on any aspect of vegetation science ranging from community structure, biodiversity, spatial patterns, temporal changes (including demography, community dynamics and palaeoecology) and processes (including ecophysiology).

Vegetation Classification and Survey publishes papers that develop new vegetation typologies at any spatial and organisational scale as well as applied studies that use such typologies. Methodological studies that design and compare tools for vegetation classification and mapping are particularly welcome. Further, VCS contains Permanent Collections on “Ecoinformatics” and “Phytosociological Nomenclature”.

Palaearctic Grasslands is the journal of the IAVS Working Group EDGG (Eurasian Dry Grassland Group). PG serves as a newsletter of the Working Group, photo magazine and peer-reviewed journal on all topics related to ecology, biodiversity, management and conservation of natural and semi-natural grasslands in the Palaearctic biogeographic realm (North Africa, Europe, extra-tropical parts of Asia). PG is a gold open access journal without article processing charges.

The IAVS Bulletin is the newsletter of the International Association for Vegetation Science. It contains items of potential interest to the membership and serves as the official record of IAVS meetings and activities. It is currently published in digital format with four issues per year.

For more information about the scope of the journals, published papers or author guidelines visit AVS, JVS, VCS, PG and IAVS Bulletin websites.

The International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) is a worldwide union of scientists and others interested in theoretical and practical studies of vegetation: its composition and structure, history, classification, distribution, ecology, dynamics, management and uses in the landscape. To know more, visit the society website (www.iavs.org), Facebook group or follow us on Twitter.