About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Pollination Ecology (JPE) is a non-profit, open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that aims to promote the exchange of original knowledge and research in any area of pollination and pollinator ecology.

JPE invites manuscripts, short communications and reviews based on original descriptive and experimental research worldwide. The journal focuses on evolutionary and ecological aspects of pollination, abiotic as well as biotic pollination, reproductive strategies of plants in general, pollinator behaviour, community and population dynamics of plants and their pollinators as well as diversity and conservation issues. It invites contributions concerning all different modes of pollination and encourages interdisciplinary research from genes to ecosystems. Also contributions describing new or original methods relevant for the field are welcome.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to JPE are usually sent to two peer reviewers. In cases of conflict between those two reviews, a third opinion or that of one of the editors may be sought.

!redo - reuse - recycle!
JPE offers the possiblity to submit previously rejected manuscripts and recycle reviews. This may help speed up publication time and releave scientists from doing redundant reviews. It is also a PCI-friendly journal  (i.e. it will make use of reviews by PeerCommunityIn)

Publication Frequency

This journal will have at least two volumes each year. One of the biggest advantages of online publishing is promptness. If an article has been accepted, it will be available immediately after text editing and proof reading.

Open Access Policy & Copyright Notice

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The public is allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
  CC BY: This creative commone license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

How to cite Journal of Pollination Ecology

Articles will be numbered according to their appearance on the web, e.g.
J Poll Ecol 2011, 4(8), 57-67
refers to the 8th article in the fourth volume in 2011, pages 57-67.

JPE articles are indexed in

Publishing Ethics

If you want to learn more about the publishing ethics JPE is adhering to, please follow this link.

Sources of Support

JPE is grateful to be supported by ICPPR - The International Commission on Plant Pollinator Relationships. ICPPR is responsible for yearly fees for CrossRef and paid for the new system upgrade and first year fee for OJS 3. We encourage all authors that publish in JPE to subscribe to ICPPR - it's free!
JPE received financial help (2009-2012) of the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS

Journal History

The seed to develop this journal was planted in 2005 on a tiny island in Sweden, Tjärnö, at the SCAPE meeting – during “discussions over breakfast/dinner, overlooking the sea…“. Four years later, the first article was published.
The look of JPE was initially designed by wege & gehege - Koch-Bodes und Stolze GbR