Journal of Animal Ecology

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Journal of Animal Ecology  
Journal of Animal Ecology cover, Volume 83, Issue 3.jpg
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Anim. Ecol.
Discipline Animal ecology
Language English
Edited by Ken Wilson, Tim Coulson, Ben Sheldon, Jean-Michel Gaillard
Publication details
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the British Ecological Society (United Kingdom)
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0021-8790 (print)
1365-2656 (web)
LCCN agr35000273
OCLC no. 42799265

The Journal of Animal Ecology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research in all areas of animal ecology. It began publication in 1932, and as such is the second oldest journal of the British Ecological Society (after the Journal of Ecology). It is available both in print and online.

Types of papers published[edit]

The journal publishes the following types of papers:[1]

  • Standard papers - a typical experimental, comparative or theoretical paper
  • Reviews - syntheses of topics of broad ecological interest
  • 'How To' papers - practical guides in using a specific experimental or theoretical model or system
  • Synthesis papers - overviews of well-established field or laboratory study systems
  • Forum articles - short contributions intended to stimulate debate
  • In Focus - short articles designed to highlight high-interest material

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, BIOBASE/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Current Contents, GEOBASE, and the Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 4.841, ranking it 1st out of 149 journals in the category "Zoology"[2] and 20th out of 131 journals in the category "Ecology".[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Journal of Animal Ecology – Author Guidelines". Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Zoology". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Ecology". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 

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