Category: Editorial news

Call for Abstracts: Journal of Vegetation Science Special Issue “Plant community responses to climate change”

Guest Editors

Description of the Special Issue

An increasing number of climate change studies are showing the need to take into account local and regional contexts if we want to improve our predictions of plant community responses to changing climate.…

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JVS and AVS are looking for new members of the Editorial Review Boards

The Journal of Vegetation Science (JVS) and Applied Vegetation Science (AVS) are seeking colleagues interested in serving on the Editorial Review Boards of the journals. We welcome all vegetation scientists with experience in international scientific publishing, and as we aim at diverse and dynamic Editorial Review Boards, we particularly encourage people based outside Europe, early-career researchers and women to apply.…

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VCS now included in Scopus

The post provided by Jürgen Dengler (on behalf of all VCS Chief Editors)

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), IAVS’ gold open access journal, is now included in Scopus, the world’s most comprehensive literature and citation database. On 17 February 2022, the publisher and the Chief Editors have been informed that less than two years after journal foundation, our application was successful.…

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Call for papers: special issue on grazing effects in Applied Vegetation Science

Post provided by Péter Török

Cattle grazing in wooded pastures in Sweden. (Photo credit: R. Lindborg)

Guest editors: Péter Török (Hungary, chair of guest editors), Regina Lindborg (Sweden), David Eldridge (Australia) & Robin Pakemann (United Kingdom).

Understanding grazing effects on the plant composition and functional diversity of vegetation, as well as its effects on ecosystem functioning and services, is essential from both theory and applications.…

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VCS: new editors and other news in 2022

Jürgen Dengler (on behalf of all VCS Chief Editors)

Vegetation Classification and Survey, IAVS’ gold open access journal, welcomes two new Associate Editors:

  • Jorge Capelo, Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Oeiras, Portugal
  • Arkadiusz Nowak, Opole University, Opole, Poland

Further, we welcome four new members of our Editorial Board:

  • Reginald Tang Guuroh, Forest Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Alireza Naqinezhad, University of Mazandaran, Balbolsar, Iran
  • Vanessa Leite Rezende, Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA), Lavras, Brazil
  • Gaolathe Tsheboeng, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

For 2022, three new Special Collections of articles have been launched, and the submission of abstracts for consideration is still possible:

  • African vegetation studies (edited by Reginald Tang Guuroh, Miguel Alvarez, Leslie Brown, Manfred Finckh, Ute Schmiedel, Gaolathe Tsheboeng & Jürgen Dengler)
  • Grasslands of Asia (edited by Jürgen Dengler, Idoia Biurrun, Pavel Krestov, Alireza Naqinezhad & Arkadiusz Nowak)
  • Neotropical vegetation (edited by Gwendolyn Peyre, Bianca Andrade, Alejandro Velazquez & Melisa Giorgis)

Finally, yet importantly, it should be highlighted that thanks to the generous support of IAVS papers of first authors who are IAVS members will be exempt from article processing charges (APCs), if the original submission takes place until 31 December 2022.…

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