Aims and Scope - Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Methods in Ecology and Evolution (MEE) promotes the development of new methods in ecology and evolution, and facilitates their dissemination and uptake by the research community. MEE brings together papers from previously disparate sub-disciplines to provide a single forum for tracking methodological developments in all areas.

publishes methodological papers in any area of ecology and evolution, including:
    • Phylogenetic analysis
    • Statistical methods
    • Conservation & management
    • Theoretical methods
    • Practical methods, including lab and field
This list is not exhaustive, and we welcome enquiries about possible submissions. Methods are defined in the widest terms and may be analytical, practical or conceptual.

A primary aim of the journal is to maximise the uptake of techniques by the community. We recognise that a major stumbling block in the uptake and application of new methods is the accessibility of methods. For example, users may need computer code, example applications or demonstrations of methods.

Full details of the journal's aims and scope are given in the Volume 1, Issue 1 Editorial.

Why publish in Methods in Ecology and Evolution?

  • Expert Management: MEE is managed by a prestigious editorial board, led by Editor-in-chief Rob Freckleton and Senior Editors Bob O'Hara and Jana Vamosi
  • Rapid review: The average time from submission to first decision is ~ 4weeks.
  • Rapid publication: Early View publication ensures that papers are published online in their finished format, without waiting for issue compilation.
  • High Visability:
    - Members of the British Ecological Society can access all MEE content.
    - MEE is available to institutions in developing countries through the AGORA, OARE & INASP initiatives.
    - Authors can choose to pay for our Open Access service, OnlineOpen.
    - 2 years after publication in an issue, all MEE content is freely available to everyone.
  • No author fees: There is no charge for publishing your article with us, or for additional online material or colour in the main text.
  • LaTeX submission: We accept submissions in LaTeX, as well as Word.


Abstracting & Indexing - Methods in Ecology and Evolution

  • Biological Abstracts (Thomson Reuters)
  • BIOSIS Previews (Thomson Reuters)
  • CAB Abstracts® (CABI)
  • Current Contents: Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
  • Grasslands & Forage Abstracts (CABI)
  • Plant Breeding Abstracts (CABI)
  • Review of Agricultural Entomology (CABI)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson Reuters)
  • Soils & Fertilizer Abstracts (CABI)
  • Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)
  • Zoological Record (Thomson Reuters)


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