Oikos (journal)

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Former names
Acta Oecologica Scandinavica
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Ecology
Language English
Edited by Dries Bonte
Publication details
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Nordic Foundation Oikos
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 0030-1299 (print)
1600-0706 (web)
LCCN 54028077
OCLC no. 01643453
JSTOR 00301299

Oikos is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in the field of ecology. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Nordic Foundation Oikos. Since 2011, the editor-in-chief is Dries Bonte (Ghent University).


The journal was established in 1949 as Acta Oecologica Scandinavica, together with the Nordic Foundation Oikos, to provide a vehicle for publishing in the growing field of ecology. The journal content would have no preference with regard to taxonomic group. In the 1970s the scope was narrowed to studies with relevance to the progress of theory in ecology.

From 1949 to 1977, the journal appeared in one volume of three issues per year. From 1977 to 1987, two volumes per year were produced, and three volumes from 1987. In addition, from 1949–1975, a number of supplements were published at irregular intervals.

Since 2007, the Oikos subject editors make nominations for the annual Per Brinck Oikos Award given to a world-leading ecologist.


The following persons have been editors-in-chief:

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