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About the Journal


Yao Huang (Institute of Botany, CAS, China)
Bernhard Schmid (University of Zürich, Switzerland)

Journal of Plant Ecology ( JPE ) is a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal of plant ecology. JPE serves as an important medium for ecologists to present research findings and discuss challenging issues in the broad field of plants and their interactions with biotic and abiotic environment.

Original research articles, reviews and short communications published in JPE will cover all aspects of plant ecology, including plant ecophysiology, population ecology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology and landscape ecology as well as conservation ecology, evolutionary ecology, and theoretical ecology. JPE includes special issues/features focusing on the frontiers (including global change, invasive species, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, etc.) in plant ecology with reviews written by the leading ecologists in the field.

JPE is sponsored by the Botanical Society of China and Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences , PRC and published by Oxford University Press, UK.

This journal was founded in 2007 on the strength of a successful Chinese predecessor, also called Journal of Plant Ecology. The Chinese journal will continue, wholly in Chinese, as Journal of Plant Ecology (Chinese version)


Year Impact Factor SI: Plant Sciences SI: Ecology
2015 1.769 75 out of 209 80 out of 149
2014 2.646 47 out of 200 51 out of 144
2013 2.284 62 out of 196 62 out of 140
2012 1.355 93 out of 195 89 out of 136
2011 1.907 65 out of 190
2010 1.549 77 out of 187


Journal of Plant Ecology is covered by the following indexing service:
CAB Abstracts
Crop Physiology Abstracts
Field Crop Abstracts
Forest Products Abstracts
Forestry Abstracts
Global Health
Grasslands & Forage Abstracts
Horticultural Abstracts
Plant Breeding Abstracts
Plant Growth Regulators
Science Citation Index®
Weed Abstracts
Wheat, Barley and Triticale Abstracts
World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts

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