Population Ecology publishes original research articles and reviews (including invited reviews) on various aspects of population ecology, from the individual to the community level, without page limit. Among the specific fields included are population dynamics and distribution, evolutionary ecology, ecological genetics, theoretical models, conservation biology, agroecosystem studies, and bioresource management. Submission as 'Notes and Comments' or 'Forum' is also welcome. A 'Notes and Comments' article (limited to 6 pages in print) would be a) brief notes on both empirical and theoretical investigations, or b) comments on previously published papers to develop further discussion. A 'Forum' article (no page limit) would be a) discussions on new concepts, analyses and data that are significant for population ecology, or b) a short review or a review in a small arena. Special Features, collections of research articles and reviews organized by the Special Feature Editors, are published periodically and focus on specific research topics.
All manuscripts are reviewed anonymously by two or more referees, and the final editorial decision is made by the Chief Editor or an Associate Editor based on the referees' evaluations.