Call for Papers
2020 Focus Issue on Multitrophic Microbial Interactions
Guest Edited by Jared Ali, Clare Casteel, Kerry Mauck
Deadline for Submission: November 1, 2019
Anticipated Publication Date: March 2020
Plants and insects have greatly expanded their metabolic capacities through long term associations with microorganisms. In this special feature, we will examine the range of symbiotic associations shared among microbes, herbivores and plants and the diversity of metabolic capabilities accomplished through these interactions. The goal is to present approaches and systems that are changing our fundamental understanding of symbiotic associations and the ways we think about symbiosis in applied contexts. The chemical ecology of these interactions serves as both a unifying thread and a well-suited perspective to understand trends across systems.
Suggested Topics (but not limited to): 1/ Commensal relationships (e.g., soil and phyllosphere microbes influencing plants and herbivores; 2/ Parasitic relationships (e.g., plant pathogens including viruses, entomopathogenic microbes, parasitoids, nematodes); 3/ Mutualistic relationships (e.g., symbionts, endophytes, plant viruses, mutualistic fungal associates).
Authors interested in contributing should indicate this in the cover letter when submitting papers online at https://www.editorialmanager.com/joce/default.aspx
Please contact Jared Ali (email@example.com), Clare Casteel (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Kerry Mauck (email@example.com) for more information.
- Promotes an ecological understanding of the origin, function, and significance of natural chemicals that mediate interactions within and between organisms
- Original research and reviews concerning both the biological and chemical aspects of chemical ecology
- Official journal of the International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE) and the Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecologists (APACE)
Journal of Chemical Ecology is devoted to promoting an ecological understanding of the origin, function, and significance of natural chemicals that mediate interactions within and between organisms. Such relationships, often adaptively important, comprise the oldest of communication systems in terrestrial and aquatic environments. The strong interdisciplinary association that has developed between chemists and biologists has accelerated our understanding of these interactions in nature.
Scientific contributions, including review articles, original research papers, rapid communications, and Letters to the Editor are welcome from either members or nonmembers of the International Society of Chemical Ecology. Manuscripts must be in English. They may include substantive observations of interactions in nature, the elucidation of the chemical compounds involved, the mechanisms of their production and reception, and the translation of such basic information into survey and control protocols.
To be considered for peer review, the following criteria should be met:
- Gary W. Felton
- Publishing model
- Hybrid. Open Access options available.
- 2.447 (2018)
- Impact factor
- 3.024 (2018)
- Five year impact factor
- 34 days
- Submission to first decision
- 14 days
- Acceptance to publication
- 278,272 (2018)