Supporting Publications

Spotlighted research from EcoSummit 2020-2022
When the planned 2020 EcoSummit conference was postponed in 2020, and then further postponed in 2021, we wanted to give delegates an opportunity to showcase their work in a virtual Special Issue. The articles in the virtual Special Issue are hosted on the participating journals Total Environment Research ThemesTrees, Forests and PeopleNature-Based SolutionsEnvironmental and Sustainability Indicators, and Environmental Challenges. They span a diverse range of topics and are all published Open Access to ensure a broad readership.

New opportunities to publish your 2023 EcoSummit papers in selected special issues will be made available on the EcoSummit website.

Special Issue Proposals

EcoSummit 2023 session organisers interested in guest-editing a special issue with a journal published by Elsevier should submit a Special Issue proposal, which will enable the Journal Editor to judge if the special issue will be suitable for the journal.

Proposals for special issues should be directed to Sandra Broerse at
Conference special issue proposal form 
Guest editor guidelines – a collection of resources for guest editors 

If your Elsevier journal of preference is not in the following list, please contact Sandra Broerse at

Ecological Complexity

Ecological Complexity
Editor-in-Chief: Jurek Kolasa

Ecological Complexity is an international journal devoted to the publication of high quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of biocomplexity in the environment, theoretical ecology, and special issues on topics of current interest. The scope of the journal is wide and interdisciplinary with an integrated and quantitative approach. Read more...

Ecological Modelling

Ecological Economics
Co-Editors-in-Chief: S. Baumgärtner, R.B. Howarth and B. Özkaynak

The journal is concerned with extending and integrating the understanding of the interfaces and interplay between "nature's household" (ecosystems) and "humanity's household" (the economy). Ecological economics is an interdisciplinary field defined by a set of concrete problems or challenges related to governing economic activity in a way that promotes human well-being, sustainability, and justice. Read more …

Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering
Editor-in-Chief: Jan Vymazal

Ecological engineering has been defined as the design of ecosystems for the mutual benefit of humans and nature. The journal is for those involved in designing, monitoring, or restoring ecosystems, and serves as a bridge between the fields of ecology and engineering. Read more …

Ecological Indicators

Ecological Indicators
Editors-in-Chief: J. C. Marques and G. Zurlini

The ultimate aim of Ecological Indicators is to integrate the monitoring and assessment of ecological and environmental indicators with management practices. The journal provides a forum for the discussion of the applied scientific development and review of traditional indicator applications as well as for theoretical, modelling and quantitative approaches such as index development. Read more …

Ecological informatics

Ecological Informatics
Editor-in-Chief: George Arhonditsis

The journal Ecological Informatics is devoted to the publication of high quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of computational ecology, data science, biogeography, and ecosystem analysis. The scope of the journal takes into account the data-intensive nature of ecology, the growing capacity of information technology to access, harness and leverage complex data as well as the critical need for informing sustainable ecosystem management in view of global environmental and climate change. Read more …

Ecological Modelling

Ecological Modelling
Editors-in-Chief: Hsiao-Hsuan Wang and Juan Blanco

Ecological Modelling publishes new mathematical models and systems analysis for describing ecological processes, and novel applications of models for environmental management. We welcome research on process-based models embedded in theory with explicit causative agents and innovative applications of existing models. Read more …

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
Editor-in-Chief: R. S. De Groot

Ecosystem Services, associated with the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), is an international, interdisciplinary journal that deals with the science, policy and practice of Ecosystem Services defined as the direct and indirect contributions of ecosystems to human wellbeing. Read more …

Biological Conservation

Biological Conservation
Editor-in-Chief: Vincent Devictor

Biological Conservation is a leading international journal in the discipline of conservation science. The journal publishes articles spanning a diverse range of fields that contribute to the biological, sociological, ethical and economic dimensions of conservation. Read more …

European Journal of Agronomy

European Journal of Agronomy
Editor-in-Chief: Pirjo Peltonen-Sainio

The European Journal of Agronomy, the official journal of the European Society for Agronomy, publishes original research papers reporting experimental and theoretical contributions to field-based agronomy and crop science. The journal will consider research at the field level for agricultural, horticultural and tree crops, that uses comprehensive and explanatory approaches. Read more …


Editor-in-Chief: Hermann Heilmeier  

FLORA, the scientific botanical journal with the longest uninterrupted publication sequence (since 1818), considers manuscripts in a range of areas of botany which appeal to a broad international scientific readership. The journal publishes original contributions and review articles on plant structure (morphology and anatomy), plant developmental biology (ontogeny), phytogeography (including phylogeography), plant population genetics, plant functional ecology (including ecophysiology), plant population ecology, biotic interactions between plants and other organisms, plant community ecology, and ecosystem ecology. Read more …


Editors-in-Chief: Cristina Nabais and Rob Wilson

Dendrochronologia is a peer-reviewed international scholarly journal aimed at presenting high-quality research related to growth rings of woody plants, i.e. trees and shrubs, and the application of tree-ring studies. Read more …

Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics

Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
Editors-in-Charge: Peter J. Edwards, Claus Holzapfel, Gudrun Kadereit, Marcus Koch, Diethart Matthies, Kirk A. Moloney, H. Jochen Schenk and Kerstin Wiegan

Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (PPEES) publishes outstanding and thought-provoking articles of general interest to an international readership in the fields of plant ecology, evolution and systematics. Read more …

Rangeland Ecology & Management

Forest Ecology and Management
Email Editor: Dan Binkley  

Forest Ecology and Management publishes scientific articles linking forest ecology with forest management, focusing on the application of biological, ecological and social knowledge to the management and conservation of plantations and natural forests. The scope of the journal includes all forest ecosystems of the world. Read more …

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
Editors-in-Chief: Y. Li, T.A. Veldkamp

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment is a leading interdisciplinary forum that publishes research investigating all aspects of agroecological science. Our objective is to advance understanding of the patterns and processes governing agroecosystem functions, interactions with the environment and provision of ecosystem services. Read more …

Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Journal of Environmental Management
Co-Editors-in-Chief: Raf Dewil, Jason Evans and Lixiao Zhang

The Journal of Environmental Management is a peer reviewed journal for the publication of original research related to managing environmental systems and improving environmental quality. Read more …

Global Ecology and Conservation

Global Ecology and Conservation
Co-Editors-in-Chief: Mauro Galetti and Kim McConkey

Global Ecology and Conservation (GECCO) covers all sub-disciplines of ecological and conservation science, from theory to practice, from regional to global. The fields covered include organismal, population, community, and ecosystem ecology; physiological, evolutionary, and behavioral ecology, and conservation science. Read more ...


Environmental and Sustainability Indicators

Environmental and Sustainability Indicators
Editor-in-Chief: João Carlos Marques

Environmental and Sustainability Indicators, a companion title to the highly-respected Ecological Indicators, is an open access journal promoting research on indicators as drivers for environmental management, policy formulation, and interdisciplinary research assessing complex environmental interactions for stimulating sustainable development. Read more …

Environmental Modelling & Software

Environmental Modelling & Software
Editor-in-Chief: D.P. Ames

Environmental Modelling & Software publishes contributions, in the form of research articles, reviews, introductory overviews, and position papers on advances in the area of environmental modelling and software. Our aim is to improve our capacity to represent, understand, predict or manage the behaviour of natural environmental systems, including air, water, and land components, at all practical scales, and to communicate those improvements to a wide scientific and professional audience. Read more …

One Earth

Climate Risk Management
Co-Editors-in-Chief: Katharine Mach and Maarten K. Van Aalst

Climate Risk Management publishes original scientific contributions, state-of-the-art reviews and reports of practical experience on the use of knowledge and information regarding the consequences of climate variability and climate change in decision and policy making on climate change responses from the near- to long-term. Read more …

Climate Change Ecology

Climate Change Ecology
Editor-in-Chief: Lian Pin Koh

The journal Climate Change Ecology is an Open Access journal for terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecological research looking at ecosystem adaptations or responses to anthropogenic climate change. Read more …

Current Research in Environmental Sustainability

Current Research in Environmental Sustainability
Editor-in-Chief: Brian Fath

Current Research in Environmental Sustainability publishes new, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research on environmental sustainability. This includes focus on a broad range of topics from; the science of complex, self-organizing and adaptive systems to the sustainable management of natural resource systems (for example agriculture, water, biophysical habitats, soils, and climate) to the social conditions and relationships that support and maintain functioning ecosystems and enable human wellbeing. Read more …

Physics and Chemistry of the Earth

Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
Editors-in-Chief: Junguo Liu and Hongbo Su

Physics and Chemistry of the Earth is an international interdisciplinary journal for the rapid publication of collections of refereed communications in separate thematic issues, either stemming from scientific meetings, or, especially compiled for the occasion. Read more …

Environmental Science & Ecotechnology

Environmental Science & Ecotechnology
Editor-in-Chief: Nan-Qi Ren

Environmental Science & Ecotechnology (ESE) is an international peer-reviewed and open-access journal, publishing original research on environmental science and engineering, ecotechnology, and relevant fields. ESE aims to establish an influential communication platform for scientists and engineers, policymakers, stakeholders, and professionals from academia and industry. Read more …


Geography and Sustainability
Editor-in-Chief: Bojie Fu

Geography and Sustainability aims to serve as the focal point for developing, coordinating and implementing interdisciplinary research and education to promote sustainable development through an integrated geography perspective. The journal encourages wider analysis and innovative thinking about global and regional sustainability by bridging and synthesising natural and human sciences. Read more …


Trees, Forest and People
Editor-in-Chief: Todd Fredericksen

Trees, Forest and People welcomes contributions from all disciplines in natural and social sciences related to trees and forests in any setting, from trees found within urban landscapes or agroforestry fields to those found in forest plantations and landscapes that deal with ecological, social, economic, and political issues for managing trees and forests. Read more …

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