Content : Indian Journal Of Ecology

The Indian Ecological Society publishes its official organ “Indian Journal of Ecology” a leading ecology research journal. The journal publishes original research papers on basic and applied aspects of ecology, viz., human ecology, environmental pollution, agro ecosystems, and aquatic, grassland and forest ecosystems. The journal is a focus and strength for our society. The journal is published bi-annually in June and December. This is one of the scientific journals in India, which is up to date and published in time.

The journal also publishes the abstracts of the papers presented in zonal meetings. The presidential addresses and award lectures delivered during the annual meetings, are published as review. The Society has developed a strict system for the review of manuscripts and discourages the publications of manuscripts without any relevance to the subject of Ecology.

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Authors / Individuals
Annual :                                    India     Rs.700.00           Foreign: US $ 40

Life Membership:                    India     Rs.7500.00         Foreign: US $ 700

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Per volume:                              India    Rs. 4500.00         Foreign: US $150


   Guidelines for Authors

Original research papers concerned with various fields of ecology, both basic and applied, are accepted from the members of the society if considered suitable by peer reviewers and the Editorial Board. It is presumed that the articles submitted for publication to Indian Journal of Ecology have not been previously and will not be simultaneously submitted and published in any other journal.

Manuscripts of full papers should be prepared under the following headings: Title, Affiliation, Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion and References. Short notes should have no headings and abstract.

The manuscript should be submitted by email  Managing Editor Indian J Ecology .

Each MS must have names of three reviewers from institute other than place of work with email ID. Membership of all authors is mandatory.

The manuscript should be in Times New Roman with font size 12.

Title must be short and specific. The byline should comprise name(s) of author(s), complete postal address and e-mail address. Title page must also include a running title of 4 or 5 words.

Abstract must be self-explanatory and should include the objectives, methodology, important points in the results and a conclusion. It should not, in any case, exceed 200 words. The authors should also suggest up to 5 key words below the abstract.

Introduction should be brief and include justification for undertaking the investigation and a short review of earlier work. Key references related to the work must be cited.

Material and Methods should be clear and concise. This section can be subtitled for clarity.

Results should be written concisely in a logical order. All data must invariably be given in metric and decimal system. Data presented in figures should not be duplicated in tables and vice versa. All figures and tables should be cited in text and should have concise and self-explanatory headings.

Discussion should be oriented towards explaining the significance and implications of the results obtained and should be well connected with the previous work in this direction.

Results and Discussion section may preferably be combined to avoid repetition.

References should be arranged alphabetically by the name of the first author and then by the second and third authors as necessary. Scientific Periodicals should not be abbreviated. Cite the full title of journal.

Illustrations should be very clear for photographic reproduction. Line drawings and photographs should be separately grouped. Photographs should be of high quality (preferably in glossy print) with sharp details and contrasts. The publication cost of photographs will be charged separately at the prevailing market rates. Small figures should be grouped to fill a page and full-page figure should be larger than 26 x 36 cm.

Review of manuscript -Two referees will review the article and revised article will have to be submitted within 15 days. Any further delay will result in change of date of receipt of article. Any articles without following the format of the journal will not be considered.

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All editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

Managing Editor, Indian Journal of Ecology

Indian Ecological Society, College of Agriculture
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana – 141004, India

Back Volumes

All the back volumes of Indian Journal of Ecology are available at the current subscription rates.

Editorial Workflow

The entire editorial workflow is performed using the online Manuscript Tracking System. Once a manuscript is submitted, the manuscript is assigned to an Editor most appropriate to handle it based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. If the Editor determines that the manuscript is not of sufficient quality to go through the normal review process or if the subject of the manuscript is not appropriate to the journal scope, the Editor rejects the manuscript with no further processing.

If the Editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, he/she assigns the manuscript to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 external reviewers for peer-review. The reviewers submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:

·         Publish Unaltered

·         Consider after Minor Changes

·         Consider after Major Changes

·         Reject: Manuscript is flawed or not sufficiently novel

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:

If the Editor recommends “Publish Unaltered,” the manuscript is accepted for publication.
If the Editor recommends “Consider after Minor Changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.

If the Editor recommends “Consider after Major Changes,” the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscripts in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the Editor can then make an editorial recommendation which can be “Publish Unaltered” or “Consider after Minor Changes” or “Reject.”

If the Editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if two of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.

The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority in rejecting any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by one or more (usually two or more) external reviewers along with the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.