Category: Editorial news

The benefits of publishing in society-owned scientific journals

Prepared by Milan Chytrý, Valério D. Pillar, Jodi N. Price, Viktoria Wagner, Susan K. Wiser & David Zelený

This text has been published as part of the Editorial in Applied Vegetation Science on January 2023 (https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12705)

When looking for a suitable journal in which to publish manuscripts, we usually consider how the topic of the study matches the journal’s scope, and how reputable the journal is, which is typically judged from the impact factor or a similar citation-based metric.…

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VCS: Important news

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

CiteScoreTracker of Vegetation Classification and Survey in December 2022.

With the third year of Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), IAVS’ gold open access journal, coming to a successful end, the Chief Editors have two important announcements:

First, Thanks to the generosity of IAVS, articles from first authors who are IAVS members remain exempt from article processing charges (APCs) until 30 June 2023.…

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Results of the Photo Contest for JVS/AVS 2023 cover pictures

The winners of the Photo Contest for JVS/AVS 2023 cover pictures are Mario Klesczewski and Sharif A. Mukul. Here are the new journal covers with their photographs. The forerunners are Kerry Woods, Gianmaria Bonari, Kirill Korzhnikov and Ricarda Pätsch.

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all the colleagues who submitted their pictures.…

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New Editorial Board members of JVS and AVS

We are pleased to announce that 32 outstanding vegetation scientists from around the world have joined the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science. Welcome on board!

New Associate Editor of Applied Vegetation Science

Robin Pakeman, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, UK

New Editorial Review Board members of the Journal of Vegetation Science

Arshad Ali, Hebei University, Baoding, China
Jorge Capelo, National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinarian Research, Oeiras, Portugal & University of Porto, Portugal
Anikó Csecserits, Centre for Ecological Research, Vácrátót, Hungary
Nicola Day, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Buntarou Kusumoto, Kyushu University, Japan
Emma Ladouceur, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv), Germany
Soizig Le Stradic, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAe), Pessac, France
Daijun Liu, University of Vienna, Austria
Justice Muvengwi, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Josep Padullés Cubino, Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF), Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
Gwendolyn Peyre, University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Sergey Rosbakh, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Hugo Saiz, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Guilherme Dubal dos Santos Seger, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Marta Gaia Sperandii, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Riin Tamme, University of Tartu, Estonia
Enrico Tordoni, University of Tartu, Estonia
Shilu Zheng, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

New Editorial Review Board members of Applied Vegetation Science

Irena Axmanová, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Gianmaria Bonari, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Leonor Calvo, University of León, Spain
Kwek Yan Chong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Felícia M.

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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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