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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment offers a variety of peer-reviewed articles, including Research Communications, Reviews, and Letters, as well as Concepts and Questions – a series where authors can delve into more exploratory work. No matter the type, Frontiers articles all have two things in common: clear, accessible language and broad interdisciplinary appeal. Frontiers also contains editorials, commentaries, occasional special features, and our popular EcoPics natural-history series. Our readership includes scientists, resource managers, decision makers, teachers and educators, and others. ESA members all receive our attractive, colorful print issues ten times a year, in addition to online access to current and past volumes.

Impact Factor: 
Frontiers’  2021 Impact Factor: 13.780
Ranked 11th out of 279 journals in the Environmental Sciences category.
Ranked 4th out of 174 journals in the Ecology category.

Frontiers includes:

  • Short, high-impact research communications of broad interdisciplinary appeal
  • Peer-reviewed, synthetic review articles on all aspects of ecology, the environment, and related subjects
  • Concepts & Questions – papers showcasing new ecological ideas
  • Editorials and letters
  • Commentaries – short science-based opinion pieces
  • Our regular back-page columnist
  • Display and classified ads, including job opportunities (including online Job Board)

For Authors

Author guidelines, publication fees, and criteria for publication can be found here.


Formats and Subscription Rates: Frontiers publishes 10 issues per year; both the print and the full web version (HTML and PDF) are free to ESA members. Membership rates range from $37 to $185. For details, or to join ESA, visit

Institutional subscriptions: Institutional subscriptions are handled by our publisher Wiley. Click here for more information.

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Editorial Board

  • Purushothaman C Abhilash (Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India)
  • Kathleen A Alexander (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA)
  • Sharon Baruch-Mordo (TRAFFIC International, Cambridge, UK)
  • Roxanne S Beltran (University of California–Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA)
  • Elena M Bennett (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
  • Elizabeth Boughton (Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, FL, USA)
  • Simon J Brandl (The University of Texas at Austin, Port Aransas, TX, USA)
  • Berry Brosi (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)
  • J Elliott Campbell (University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA)
  • Kendra S Cheruvelil (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA)
  • William Cheung (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Michael Duniway (US Geological Survey, Moab, UT, USA)
  • Diane Ebert-May (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA)
  • Timothy Fahey (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)
  • Rusty A Feagin (Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA)
  • David C Finnoff (University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA)
  • Brendan Fisher (University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA)
  • Clinton D Francis (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA)
  • Joseph Gazing Wolf (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Standing Rock Sioux Nation)
  • Heather Golden (US EPA, Cincinnati, OH, USA)
  • Ted L Gragson (University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA)
  • Nicholas AJ Graham (Lancaster University, Lancashire, UK)
  • J Morgan Grove (USDA Forest Service, Baltimore, MD, USA)
  • Andrea Grover (University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE)
  • Daniel J Hayes (University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA)
  • Matthew R Helmus (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA)
  • Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald (Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, San Luis Potosi, Mexico)
  • Bruce A Hungate (Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA)
  • Margaret Hunter (US Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL, USA)
  • Matthew D Hurteau (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA)
  • Ivan Jarić (University of Paris-Saclay, Paris, France)
  • Gavin M Jones (USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Albuquerque, NM, USA)
  • Daniel M Kashian (Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA)
  • Nachiket Kelkar (Wildlife Conservation Trust, Mumbai, India)
  • Juliet Lamb (The Nature Conservancy, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA)
  • Tom A Langen (Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA)
  • Joshua J Lawler (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)
  • Christopher A Lepczyk (Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA)
  • Karin E Limburg (SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY, USA)
  • Xuan Liu (Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
  • Martine Maron (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
  • Michelle Marvier (Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA)
  • Gary Matlock (NOAA, Silver Spring, MD, USA)
  • Jeffrey Matthews (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA)
  • Michael L McKinney (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA)
  • Elizabeth Mcleod (The Nature Conservancy, Austin, TX, USA)
  • George A Middendorf (Howard University, Washington, DC, USA)
  • Matthew GE Mitchell (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Robert A Montgomery (University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)
  • Tischa Munoz-Erickson (USDA Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico)
  • Ivan Nagelkerken (The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia)
  • David Nelson (Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD, USA)
  • Robert Newman (University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA)
  • Julian Olden (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)
  • Robert R Parmenter (Valles Caldera National Preserve, Jemez Springs, NM, USA)
  • John Pastor (University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN, USA)
  • Lou Pitelka (Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD, USA)
  • Diogo Borges Provete (Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil)
  • Angélica Faria de Resende (University of São Paulo, ESALQ/USP, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil)
  • John L Sabo (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA)
  • Meagan Schipanski (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA)
  • Timothy D Schowalter (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA)
  • Ashley N Schulz (Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA)
  • Fred H Sklar (South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL, USA)
  • Noa Steiner (Kiel University, Kiel, Germany)
  • Janet M Taylor (Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Hilton, KZN, South Africa)
  • Jonathan D Tonkin (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)
  • Mark E Torchin (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panama)
  • Easton R White (University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA)
  • Hua Zheng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
  • Kai Zhu (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)
  • Carly D Ziter (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)

Science and Policy Advisor

  • Susan G Clark (Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA)

Abstracting and indexing

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment is covered by Current Contents Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences, Science Citation Index, ISI Alerting Services, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Biobase, Geobase, Scopus, CAB Abstracts, and EBSCO Environmental Issues and Policy Index.

Editorial Inquiries

Editor-in-Chief: Richard L Wallace, (for pre-submission inquiries)  
Managing Editor: Peter Mooreside, (for general journal business)
Assistant Editor: Sabrina Levey, (for questions about ScholarOne and EcoPics)