Acta Ecologica Sinica - International Journal is a monthly journal authorized by the China Association for Science and Technology, undertaken by the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS and sponsored by the Ecological Society of China.
Acta Ecologica Sinica - International Journal publishes recent theories and novel experimental results in ecology, and facilitates academic exchange and discussions both domestically and abroad. The Journal promotes the development of and foster research talents for ecological studies in China, so as to contribute to the knowledge innovation, sustainable development and the revitalization of the nation through science and education.
Position of the journal
Acta Ecologica Sinica is the only comprehensive journal in China devoted to ecology and its sub-disciplines. It relies on and unites ecological scientists in China with the aim of publishing papers on innovative experimental work. Published papers should bear the characteristics of combined ecological research frontiers and clear national benefits, unveiling mechanisms of the interactions between life and environment, and promoting the development of ecological science in China. The journal represents the standards of ecological research in China and is one of the highest impact journals.
According to "China Science and Technology Journals Citation Report", the impact factor of Acta Ecologica Sinica is 1.414, ranking number 31 among all the academic journals in China; total citations are 3614, ranking 5 among all the academic journals in China. In the last five years, Acta Ecologica Sinica has been one of the top journals in the category of biological science in terms of total citation and impact factor, and was awarded as one of the "Hundred outstanding Journals".
Acta Ecologica Sinica has been awarded several times including the first-class award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2000, the second-class award from Chinese Association of Sci. & Tech. in 2002, the second-class award of National Journal Award, and was listed among the 100 key journals in China at the second national journal show.
Members of the editorial board of Acta Ecologica Sinica have high academic standing in ecological research, its past and present editors-in-chief are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and are internationally renowned ecologists. Editorial members come from various areas of ecological research, and among them 13 are academicians of CAS or CAE. In recent ears, Acta Ecologica Sinica is receiving increasing international attention, and 13 international scientists have joined the editorial board, which strengthens the Journals impact worldwide. It is anticipated that our journal will further gain more international recognition and will eventually be indexed in the Science Citation Index.
This journal publishes papers on animal ecology, plant ecology, microbial ecology, agro-ecology, forestry ecology, grassland ecology, soil ecology, ocean and aquatic ecosystems, landscape ecology, chemical ecology, contaminant ecology, urban and human ecology. We particularly welcome reviews on recent developments in ecology, novel experimental studies and short communications on innovative research, new theories, methodologies, new techniques, book reviews, and research news and laboratory introductions.