What is Ecological Archives?
Ecological Archives publishes materials that are supplemental to articles that appear in the ESA journals (Ecology, Ecological Applications, Ecological Monographs, Ecosphere, and Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America), as well as peer-reviewed data papers with abstracts published in the printed journals. Ecological Archives is published in digital, Internet-accessible form.
Three kinds of publications appear in Ecological Archives: appendices, supplements, and data papers. Ability to publish appendices and supplements in Ecological Archives allows authors to shorten the paper version of a manuscript without withholding germane material not essential for understanding the paper. It also allows authors to make available substantial amounts of supporting material such as methodological details, data tables, graphs illustrating additional analyses, photographs, additional references, and supplemental discussion, all as citable entities.
Why publish in Ecological Archives?
- You save page charges on the print article since there are no charges associated with publishing in Ecological Archives for files under 10 MB.
- Access is completely unrestricted, meaning readers of the print version will be able to access these files regardless of whether they are subscribers.
- Digital appendices in Ecological Archives provide a major avenue to concise papers. For Ecology papers, submissions longer than 20 manuscript pages that do not make use of digital appendices have a very high probability of being rejected and returned to authors for shortening; submissions longer than 30 manuscript pages that do not make use of digital archives are almost certain to be returned for shortening.
- The online version of your published paper will have direct links to your archives - just a mouse click away!
In addition, all authors are encouraged to register their data at ESA's official Data Registry at data.esa.org
The Data Registry simply serves to announce the existence of data and to provide contact information. By registering data, one does not relinquish rights to research findings. In fact, the registry may serve to establish precedence for ecological studies. Our hope is the the Data Registry will eventually be linked to data archives containing the actual data referred to in the registry, and that all data underlying published papers in ESA journals will be readily available for purposes of verification, replication, and meta-analysis.
Contacts for Ecological Archives
- Data Editor: William K. Michener <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Associate Data Editor: Jane L. Bain <email@example.com>
- Managing Editor: J. David Baldwin
- Ecology Editor-in-Chief: Donald R. Strong
- Ecological Monographs Editor-in-Chief: Aaron M. Ellison
- Ecological Applications Editor-in-Chief: David S. Schimel
- Bulletin Editor-in-Chief: Edward A. Johnson
- Ecosphere Editor-in-Chief: Debra Peters