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Our Policies

Our Policies

Authors are required to follow these policies put in place by the Ecological Society of America.

ESA Code of Ethics

Before submitting your manuscript, you should review and ensure you adhere to the ESA Code of Ethics with regards to publishing.

Preprint Policy

Review our preprint policy for guidelines on sharing your manuscript on a preprint server.


Information is provided here for reusing materials published in ESA Journals and for including previously published material in a submission to ESA Journals.

Licensing and Publication Fees

For information on the requirements and available options, please check our Licensing and Publication Fee overviews.

COPE Guidelines

ESA publications staff and Editors refer to COPE guidelines when applicable to resolve any issues that may arise during the peer review or publication process.

Promoting Your Paper

For information on promoting your paper, please visit the Public Affairs Office guide.