Average time from submission to decision: 45 days
Average time from submission to online publication: 5 months
Ecological Entomology publishes top-quality original research on the ecology of insects and related invertebrate taxa. Our aim is to publish papers that will be of considerable interest to the wide community of ecologists, who are motivated by ecological or evolutionary theory for peer review. Suitability of a manuscript will usually be assessed within 5 days.
In particular, we welcome submissions on:
* Behavioural ecology
* Community ecology
* Dispersal and metapopulation ecology
* Evolutionary ecology
* Freshwater ecology
* Host-parasitoid interactions
* Invasive species
* Population dynamics, especially of long-term field studies
* Predator-prey interactions
* Prey-pathogen interactions
* Tritrophic (and higher order) interactions
Where the content of the paper falls outside of the remit of the journal, we may recommend that authors submit their papers to one of our sister journals. For example, papers in pest management that do not test broader ecological theories are more suited to Agricultural and Forest Entomology, and papers that focus primarily on examining patterns of insect distribution and diversity are more suited to Insect Conservation and Diversity.
We publish full-length Original Articles as well as Short Communications. Papers should attempt to address specific testable hypotheses and possess a high degree of novelty.
We also encourage submission of Methods and Natural History articles. Please refer to our Author Guidelines and submission site for more information.
Review articles are also welcomed but please contact one of the Editors before submitting a Review-type paper.