Category: Editorial news

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS): now included in the Web of Science Core Edition

Prepared by Jürgen Dengler (on behalf of the VCS Chief Editors)

Logo of Clarivate, the company that provides the Web of Science Core Edition, in which Vegetation Classification and Survey has just been accepted

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) was informed about its positive evaluation by the Web of Science on 9 April 2024.…

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Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS): Editors’ Choice of the first quarter of 2024

Prepared by Jürgen Dengler and Wolfgang Willner (on behalf of the VCS Chief Editor)

Stand of the Philonotido-Saxifragetum stellaris, a bryophyte-dominated, non-calcareous, arctic-alpine spring vegetation, from the Retezat Mts., Romania, belonging to the alliance Philonotidion seriatae nom. conserv. propos. This photo refers to the Editors’ Choice article by Hájek et al.
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Call for Abstracts: Journal of Vegetation Science, Special Issue “Alpine Vegetation and Global Change”

Guest Editors

  • Gwendolyn Peyre, Colombia
  • Jiří Doležal, Czech Republic
  • Mark Hovenden, Australia
  • Anke Jentsch, Germany
  • Susanna Venn, Australia
  • Borja Jiménez-Alfaro, Spain

Scope of the Special Issue

The Special Issue aims to address the combined effect of anthropogenic and climatic threats as drivers of vegetation dynamics in a changing world.…

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Palaearctic Grasslands 60 is published

The post provided by Idoia Biurrun (Deputy Chief Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands)

The new issue of Palaearctic Grasslands is out, and you can read the complete issue here.

This new issue comes with several announcements and reports about EDGG events and activities, including the second call for the next Field Workshop in South-Western Alps (Aosta, Susa and Durance valleys in Italy and France).…

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VCS Editors’ Award for 2023

Prepared by Jürgen Dengler (on behalf of all VCS Chief Editor)

Cover of Volume 4 (2023) of Vegetation Classification and Survey with a motif from the Editors’ Award article by Strohbach & Strohbach (2023) on vegetation classification in Namibia.

As in every year, to highlight outstanding papers, we selected one Editors’ Choice paper per quarter, and from these four papers, we selected one for the annual Editors’ Award (Dengler et al.…

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Double-blind review procedure in the Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science

Post prepared by Milan Chytrý, Valério Pillar, Jodi Price and Viktoria Wagner

Charles Fox and colleagues recently published a study that raised concerns about the fairness of the peer-review process in scientific journals (Fox et al., 2023). They conducted an extensive experiment in Functional Ecology, in which each manuscript submitted to this journal was randomly assigned to be reviewed with author identities anonymized vs.…

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Call for Abstracts: “Island plant communities: natural experiments at the intersection of biogeography, conservation and global change ecology”, Special Issue in the Journal of Vegetation Science

The rugged, uninhabited Montecristo Island (Italy) was made famous by the A. Dumas novel The Count of Monte Cristo (1844). The real treasure hosted by this island is the biodiversity it hosts, such as diverse flora and the oldest known individuals of Quercus ilex, the evergreen tree dominating the Mediterranean forest vegetation, which is facing issues due to climate change but also by the feral goats, introduced long time ago on the island.
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Towards more reproducibility in vegetation research

The post provided by Marta Gaia Sperandii, Manuele Bazzichetto, Glenda Mendieta-Leiva, Sebastian Schmidtlein, Michael Bott, Renato Augusto Ferreira de Lima, Valério D. Pillar, Jodi N. Price, Viktoria Wagner and Milan Chytrý

Temporal trend in the percentage of articles published in the Journal of Vegetation Science (JVS) and Applied Vegetation Science (AVS) with data (left) or code (right) made available by the authors.
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