Fungal Ecology

Fungal_Ecology_170.jpgAs the first scientific journal to specialise in fungal ecology, the scope of the journal is broad. It publishes articles on all aspects of fungal ecology including: population dynamics; adaptation; evolution; role in ecosystem functioning, nutrient cycling, decomposition, carbon allocation; ecophysiology; intra- and inter-specific mycelial interactions, fungus-plant (pathogens, mycorrhizas, lichens, endophytes), fungus-invertebrate and fungus-microbe interaction; genomics and (evolutionary) genetics; conservation and biodiversity; remote sensing; bioremediation and biodegradation; quantitative and computational aspects - modelling, indicators, complexity, informatics. The usual prerequisites for publication are originality, clarity, and significance as relevant to a better understanding of the ecology of fungi.

As well as original research papers, Fungal Ecology publishes Mini Reviews (about 3500 words) and Commentaries, Short Communications (less than 1500 words)  - not interim reports nor reports of new species or species lists, and Methodological Advances that describe the development of tools for studying fungal ecology. Such tools include microscopy, molecular, genetic and computational/modelling methods. All articles are peer reviewed.

The first issue of the journal appeared in spring 2008. It achieved its first Impact Factor (IF) after two years, which was particularly rapid as most journals do not receive an IF for at least three years. It now has an IF of 4.2. 

 The journal has an international editorial board with a wide breadth of interests.

To find out more, visit the publisher's webpage: Fungal Ecology at Elsevier