Tag: VCS

Nordic-Baltic Grassland Vegetation Database (NBGVD) – current state and future prospects

Prepared by Nadiia Skobel, Łukasz Kozub & Jürgen Dengler

Spatial data coverage in the Nordic-Baltic Grassland Vegetation Database (NBGVD) in March 2024 (from the article)

The Nordic-Baltic region (Iceland, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, N Poland, NW Russia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, and Sweden) has a diverse vegetation, yet it is grossly underrepresented in international vegetation-plot databases, such as the European Vegetation Archive (EVA) and the global «sPlot».…

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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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New high-rank syntaxa of Armenian dry grasslands and thorn-cushion communities with unexpectedly high alpha diversity

The post provided by Denys Vynokurov, Alla Aleksanyan, Idoia Biurrun & Jürgen Dengler

Stand of the newly described dry grassland association Seslerio phleoidis-Onobrychidetum cornutae (class Festuco-Brometea) in Armenia. Photo credit: Jürgen Dengler

This post refers to the article Dry grasslands and thorn-cushion communities of Armenia: a first syntaxonomic classification by Vynokurov et al.…

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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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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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New Schedule of Article Publication Charges (APCs) for Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) in 2024

Provided by Jürgen Dengler (on behalf of all VCS Chief Editors) and Peter Minchin (IAVS Vice-President and Publication Officer)

Screenshot of the journal website of Vegetation Classification and Survey (https://vcs.pensoft.net/).

Like all journals, the IAVS gold open access (OA) journal Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) needs to collect the costs of publishing from some source, be it authors, readers, research institutions or the IAVS budget.…

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Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS): Editors’ Choice of the third quarter of 2023

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

Example of vegetation types in the Aric Chaco in Central-Western Argentina from the Editors’ Choice article by Zeballos et al. 2023.

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) has completed the third quarter of the fourth volume, containing in total seven articles (see list below).…

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Open access movement: noble intend – questionable outcome (and what different stakeholders can do about that)

The post is provided by Jürgen Dengler

Development of article numbers published annually in journals relevant to vegetation ecologists since 2014. The journals are grouped into seven categories based on content (multidisciplinary vs. ecology only), ownership and publication approach. The y-axis presents the total number of articles per year of all journals grouped in each category, standardized by the value of 2014 and log10-transformed to account for the extreme changes in some cases (source: J.
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Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS): IAVS members can still publish for free

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

At the IAVS Symposium in Coffs Harbour this summer, the IAVS Council decided to continue the financial support for its gold open-access journal Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS). Accordingly, papers first authored by IAVS members and submitted until the end of 2023 remain fully exempt from article processing charges (APCs).…

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