Ideas in Ecology and Evolution is a peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic journal published at Queen's University.
Ideas in Ecology and Evolution publishes forum-style articles that develop new ideas or that involve original commentaries on any topics within the broad domains of fundamental or applied ecology or evolution. They may encompass any level of biological organization, and involve any taxa, including humans. Articles may concern subject matter within any recognized sub-discipline of ecology or evolution, or they may be broader in scope, including articles that aim to inform fields of study outside of biology. All articles are joined by a conceptual foundation in the core principles of ecology and evolution studied by biologists.
Creativity and controversy are the catalysts of scientific enquiry. The central mission of this journal is to provide a rapidly published repository for cutting-edge novel thinking and opinion-pieces—to serve effectively as a ‘catalogue' for modelers and empiricists, as well as for educators and the media, from which they can ‘shop' for original ideas and hypotheses that have been subjected to critical evaluation and response by professional biologists, and that are available to be explored, debated and tested. Readers can also post comments on individual articles. As a reliable source of inspiration, Ideas in Ecology and Evolution aims to play a leading role in guiding the direction and progress of both future research and public awareness in ecology and evolution.
IEE also publishes a feature section—Future of Publishing—which focusses specifically on commentary and analyses that provide insights into the process of scholarly communication in ecology and evolution. These articles provide exploration, interpretations, and recommendations for advancing communication tools for researchers, and the dissemination of all forms of research products.
Ideas in Ecology and Evolution is registered with Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, CrossRef, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and is a participating member of LOCKSS ('Lots Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe'), which creates a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. IEE is searchable through Google Scholar, and by using any Open Archives Initiative (OAI) compliant metadata harvester. Google Scholar also tracks number of citations and lists citations for articles published in IEE.
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New section for IEE: Future of Publishing. IEE now welcomes submissions that focus specifically on commentary and analyses that provide insights into the process of scholarly communication in ecology and evolution. This section will include exploration, interpretations, and recommendations for advancing communication tools for researchers, and the dissemination of all forms of research products. Future of Publishing is launched with a 2012 "Special Issue" (http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/IEE/issue/view/445) edited by Christopher Lortie.
Forthcoming Special Issue: Data sharing in Ecology and Evolution. This issue, edited by Karthik Ram, will explore the changing attitudes towards data sharing in ecology and evolution, and the implications of rapid data sharing on the impact of research, reproducibility, and potential for fostering novel synthesis.
Vol 6, No 2 (2013): Special Issue - Data Sharing in Ecology and Evolution
Table of Contents
Future of Publishing
|Nine simple ways to make it easier to (re)use your data|
|Ethan P White, Elita Baldridge, Zachary T. Brym, Kenneth J. Locey, Daniel J. McGlinn, Sarah R. Supp|
|Moving toward a sustainable ecological science: don't let data go to waste!|
|Timothée E Poisot, Ross Mounce, Dominique Gravel|
|A response to Poisot et al.: Publishing your dataset is not always virtuous|
|Angela Moles, John B. Dickie, Habacuc Flores-Moreno|
ISSN: 1918-3178 Ideas in Ecology and Evolution
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