The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Ecological Society of China (ESC) to publish Ecosystem Health and Sustainability as a Science Partner Journal.
Ecosystem Health and Sustainability (EHS), launched in 2015, publishes high-quality research on advances in sustainability ecology and how global environmental change affects ecosystem health. Current Editor-in-Chief Yonglong Lu, Chair Professor at Xiamen University/Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), will continue to lead the open access journal.
As a member of the Science Partner Journal program, EHS will publish on a continuous basis under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). While the journal will continue to receive submissions and publish accepted papers in the interim, AAAS expects to open a new submission site for the journal in late 2022 and begin publishing papers for EHS in January 2023.
“It is a milestone event for Ecosystem Health and Sustainability to become a Science Partner Journal working in collaboration with AAAS, which will expand the journal’s global impact and abilities to publish more top-quality research and foster a generation of excellent young scientists,” emphasized Professor Yonglong Lu, Editor-in-Chief of the journal and Vice President of the Ecological Society of China. “EHS was founded as a platform to strengthen communications among ecologists from both developed and developing regions and will further promote the development of frontiers of ecology through this new partnership. I am confident that EHS will build on its rising progress to increase its success and help advance the field of ecology globally.”
AAAS and ESC are committed to a seamless transition for authors, editors, and readers as the journal completes its migration to the Science Partner Journal program.
“We are pleased that the Ecological Society of China has chosen the AAAS Science Partner Journal program as its new publishing partner for Ecosystem Health and Sustainability,” said Bill Moran, Publisher of the Science family of journals at AAAS. “The scope of the journal aligns well with the goal of AAAS to advance society through science, and we look forward to a productive partnership.”
EHS is currently indexed in Directory of Open Access Journals, Zoological Record, BIOSIS Previews, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Scopus. Topics of interest to the journal include but are not limited to: impacts of global or regional environmental change on ecosystem health; how changes in human activities affect ecosystem conditions; system-based approaches for applying ecological science in decision-making to promote sustainable development; multi-scale and long-term observations of ecosystem evolution; development of novel systems approaches or modeling and simulation techniques; and rapid responses to emerging ecological issues. Learn more about EHS.
About Science Partner Journals
New titles participating in the Science Partner Journal program launch on a regular basis and participation in the program is kept to English-language publications. AAAS is actively seeking new partners across scientific disciplines. Organizations participating in the Science Partner Journal program are editorially independent and responsible for the content published in each journal. Partner organizations are responsible for establishing editorial boards committed to best practices in peer review and author service. For more information about the Science Partner Journal program, please visit spj.sciencemag.org. For questions regarding the program and inquiries about the application process for becoming a partner organization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; digital, open access journal Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 260 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more.
About the Ecological Society of China
The Ecological Society of China (ESC) is a non-profit, multidisciplinary organization of scientists and practitioners founded in 1979. The ESC aims to promote ecological science in China and beyond, the public’s level of awareness of its importance, and its application in environmental decision making. The ESC is a member of the China Association for Science and Technology, and joined the International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) in 1984. The ESC currently has more than 11,000 members, including ecologists, decision-making and management personnel, entrepreneurs from all over the country, and overseas Chinese scholars.