Contemporary Problems of Ecology is a multidisciplinary periodical that publishes original works on the following subjects: theoretical and methodical issues of ecology, regional aspects of ecology, regional ecological disasters, structure and functioning of ecosystems, anthropogenic transformation of ecosystems. All basic aspects of modern ecology, including the most complicated interactions between living organisms and their environment, are presented. Some of the journal issues are dedicated to global changes in biological diversity at various levels of organization (populations, species, ecosystems) principles and methods of nature conservation.

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Contemporary Problems of Ecology is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes 91 experts. The average period from submission to first decision in 2018 was 15 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30-40 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2018 was 76%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

  • Contemporary Problems of Ecology provides an indispensable source of knowledge and guidance to researches in academia and industry. It deserves a place on the library shelves of every academic institute and university with departments of ecology, geography, biology and earth sciences, as well as industrial organizations with environmental protection departments.

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  • Evgeny V. Banaev
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0.446 (2018)
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0.431 (2018)
Five year impact factor
6,077 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1995-4263
Print ISSN
1995-4255
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