Journal updates

  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Strengthening bidirectional linkages between social and ecological systems in landscape ecology

    Submission Deadline: December 15, 2021 | Expected 2022

    We invite theoretical contributions, contributions from empirical studies collecting primary data about social and environmental processes that drive changes in coupled systems, and modeling studies emphasizing process-based approaches. Since we hope to have constructive examples that address challenges of coupled systems research with a social focus, we ask contributors to clearly identify in the manuscript text relevance to social science contributions or components as feedbacks connected to ecological systems at the landscape level; strengthening bidirectional linkages between social science and landscape ecology; and how social science and landscape ecology are better integrated into ongoing research. Students and Early Career Researchers are especially encouraged to submit their research.

  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Landscape Sustainability Science


    Building on and expanding beyond the fundamentals of landscape ecology, landscape sustainability science (LSS) aims to provide a transdisciplinary science foundation for landscape sustainability by emphatically interrogating the landscape pattern-ecosystem services-human wellbeing nexus. Since the term was coined in 2013, LSS research has flourished. To help enhance landscape ecology’s relevance to sustainability and move LSS forward, this Topical Collection brings together a number of influential articles on landscape sustainability published in Landscape Ecology since two decades ago. We welcome additional submissions to this Topical Collection which is expected to continue to grow in size and significance. Students and Early Career Researchers are especially encouraged to submit to this Topical Collection.

  • Students & Early Career Researchers

    As a student or ECR (defined as being within one year of award of your PhD degree) listed as the first author of any article type accepted, you will receive a voucher for free access to any Springer publication in eBook form (up to a maximum value of 250 Euros/US dollars, and maximum one per year) in perpetuity, and your article will be made freely accessible for 8 weeks after online first publication.

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  • 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.