Plant Ecology publishes original scientific papers that report and interpret the findings of pure and applied research into the ecology of vascular plants in terrestrial and wetland ecosystems. Empirical, experimental, theoretical and review papers reporting on ecophysiology, population, community, ecosystem, landscape, molecular and historical ecology are within the scope of the journal.

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  • Formerly published as Vegetatio
  • Offers original scientific papers on the ecology of vascular plants in terrestrial and wetland ecosystems
  • Presents symposium proceedings, review articles, and comments on recent papers
  • Editors-in-Chief:: W.E. Rogers, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA; Neal J. Enright, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • William Edward Rogers,
  • Neal Enright
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1.854 (2020)
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2.194 (2020)
Five year impact factor
47 days
Submission to first decision
222 days
Submission to acceptance
194,366 (2020)
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