Journal updates

  • COVID 19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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  • Special Issues

    Find out about the special issues published in Biological Invasions.

  • Special Papers: THE ELTON REVIEWS

    The Elton Review series in Biological Invasions is named in recognition of Charles Elton, whose 1958 monograph, The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants, called attention to the scope and impacts of invasions. Read more.


    This section includes papers that provide information on complete alien floras or faunas of large regions, such as countries, with clearly described criteria used to assess the species’ status as casual, naturalized, or invasive.  Read more.

  • Special Papers: FLASHPOINTS

    Flashpoints are invited paired contributions published together on substantial disputes, knowledge gaps, or controversies over invasion biology, management, or policy. Read more

  • The Daniel Simberloff Award

    The Award

    The Simberloff Award for Outstanding Presentation is named to recognize Simberloff’s many contributions to the study of nonnative species. The award will be given annually to two students at the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting who embody Simberloff’s creativity, intelligence, and passion for studying and understanding the biology of nonnative organisms. Find out more.