100% of editorial decisions are made within published limits and our average time from submission to first decision is currently 22 days.
Ecology Letters is a forum for the very rapid publication of the most novel research in ecology. Manuscripts relating to the ecology of all taxa, in any biome and geographic area will be considered, and priority will be given to those papers exploring or testing clearly stated hypotheses. The journal publishes concise papers that merit urgent publication by virtue of their originality, general interest and their contribution to new developments in ecology. We discourage purely descriptive papers and those merely confirming or extending results of previous work.
Three types of article are published in Ecology Letters:
• Letters: exciting findings in fast-moving areas;
• Ideas and Perspectives: novel essays for a general audience;
• Reviews and Syntheses: syntheses of important subjects meriting urgent coverage
Reviews and Syntheses articles are made freely available by the publisher. Click here to download.
Maximum time to first editorial decision is 8 weeks. A press release service is provided for selected articles (Click Here).