Acta Ecologica Sinica
1. Aims of the journal
Our Journal publishes recent theories and novel experimental results in ecology, and facilitates academic exchange and discussions both domestically and abroad. It is expected that our journal will promote the development of and foster research talents for ecological studies in China, so as to contribute to the knowledge innovation, sustainable development and the revitalization of the nation through science and education.
2. Position of the journal
Acta Ecologica Sinica is the only comprehensive journal in China devoted to ecology and its sub-disciplines. It replies on and unites ecological scientists in China with the aim of publishing papers on innovative experimental work. Published papers should bear the characteristics of combined ecological research frontiers and clear national benefits, unveiling mechanisms of the interactions between life and environment, and promoting the development of ecological science in China. The journal represents the standards of ecological research in China and is one of the highest impact journals.
3. Domestic impact
According to "China Science and Technology Journals Citation Report", the impact factor of Acta Ecologica Sinica is 1.414, ranking number 31 among all the academic journals in China; total citations are 3614, ranking 5 among all the academic journals in China. In the last five years, Acta Ecologica Sinica has been one of the top journals in the category of biological science in terms of total citation and impact factor, and was awarded as one of the "Hundred outstanding Journals".
Acta Ecologica Sinica has been awarded several times including the first-class award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2000, the second-class award from Chinese Association of Sci. & Tech. in 2002, the second-class award of National Journal Award, and was listed among the 100 key journals in China at the second national journal show.
4. International perspective
Members of the editorial board of Acta Ecologica Sinica have high academic standing in ecological research, its past and present editors-in-chief are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and are internationally renowned ecologists. Editorial members come from various areas of ecological research, and among them 13 are academicians of CAS or CAE. In recent years, Acta Ecologica Sinica is receiving increasing attention from overseas, and 13 overseas scientists have joined the editorial board, which strengthens its impacts overseas. It is anticipated that our journal will further gain more international recognition and will eventually be indexed in the Science Citation Index.
5. Journal coverage
This journal publishes papers on animal ecology, plant ecology, microbial ecology, agro-ecology, forestry ecology, grassland ecology, soil ecology, ocean and aquatic ecosystems, landscape ecology, chemical ecology, contaminant ecology, urban and human ecology. We particularly welcome reviews on recent developments in ecology, novel experimental studies and short communications on innovative research, new theories, methodologies, new techniques, book reviews, and research news and laboratory introductions.
Editor-in-Chief: Zong-Wei Feng
Top 10 Cited (articles published in the last five years)
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22 Junhong, B. | Hua, O. | Baoshan, C. | Qinggai, W. | Hui, C. Changes in landscape pattern of alpine wetlands on the Zoige Plateau in the past four decades Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 5, 2008-05-01, Pages 2245-2252 20 Zhang, Y. | Yang, Z. Eco-efficiency of urban material metabolism: a case study in Shenzhen, China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 27, Issue 8, 2007-08-01, Pages 3124-3131 20 Baoshan, C. | Qiang, H. | Xinsheng, Z. Ecological thresholds of Suaeda salsa to the environmental gradients of water table depth and soil salinity Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 4, 2008-04-01, Pages 1408-1418 18 Penghua, Q. | Songjun, X. | Genzong, X. | Benan, T. | Hua, B. | Longshi, Y. Analysis of the ecological vulnerability of the western Hainan Island based on its landscape pattern and ecosystem sensitivity Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 27, Issue 4, 2007-04-01, Pages 1257-1264 18 Jun, L. | Bing, C. | Xiaofang, L. | Yujuan, Z. | Yangjing, C. | Bin, J. | Wei, H. | Jimin, C. | Ming'an, S. Effects of deep soil desiccation on artificial forestlands in different vegetation zones on the Loess Plateau of China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 4, 2008-04-01, Pages 1429-1445 17 Zhang, X. | Yu, X. | Wu, S. | Zhang, M. | Li, J. Response of land use/coverage change to hydrological dynamics at watershed scale in the Loess Plateau of China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 27, Issue 2, 2007-02-01, Pages 414-421 17 Xiaonan, D. | Xiaoke, W. | Lu, F. | Zhiyun, O. Primary evaluation of carbon sequestration potential of wetlands in China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 2, 2008-02-01, Pages 463-469 16 Feng, D. | Zongsuo, L. | Xuexuan, X. | Lun, S. | Xingchang, Z. Community biomass of abandoned farmland and its effects on soil nutrition in the Loess hilly region of Northern Shaanxi, China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 27, Issue 5, 2007-05-01, Pages 1673-1683 16 Zeng, F. | Peng, W. | Song, T. | Wang, K. | Wu, H. | Song, X. | Zeng, Z. Changes in vegetation after 22 years' natural restoration in the Karst disturbed area in northwestern Guangxi, China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 27, Issue 12, 2007-12-01, Pages 5110-5119 15 Fengqing, L. | Lin, Y. | Ruiqiu, L. | Ming, C. | Qinghua, C. Dynamics of main nutrient input to Xiangxi Bay of the Three-Gorges Reservoir Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 5, 2008-05-01, Pages 2073-2079
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Most Read Articles - counted by Article downloads on SciVerse ScienceDirect in the period 01 April 2002 to 30 April 2013
Tue May 21
1 Juying Jiao | Houyuan Zou | Yanfeng Jia | Ning Wang Research progress on the effects of soil erosion on vegetation Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 29, Issue 2, July 2009, Pages 85-91 2 Lu Xiankai | Mo Jiangming | Dong Shaofeng Effects of nitrogen deposition on forest biodiversity Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 11, November 2008, Pages 5532-5548 3 Zhibing Jiang | Yijun Huang | Xiaoqun Xu | Yibo Liao | Lu Shou | Jingjing Liu | Quanzhen Chen | Jiangning Zeng Advance in the toxic effects of petroleum water accommodated fraction on marine plankton Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 30, Issue 1, February 2010, Pages 8-15 4 Zhao-ping Yang | Yang Hua Ou | Xing-liang Xu | Lin Zhao | Ming-hua Song | Cai-ping Zhou Effects of permafrost degradation on ecosystems Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 30, Issue 1, February 2010, Pages 33-39 5 Yizong Huang | Ying Hu | Yunxia Liu Heavy metal accumulation in iron plaque and growth of rice plants upon exposure to single and combined contamination by copper, cadmium and lead Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 29, Issue 6, November 2009, Pages 320-326 6 Weimin Xi | Robert N. Coulson | Andrew G. Birt | Zong-Bo Shang | John D. Waldron | Charles W. Lafon | David M. Cairns | Maria D. Tchakerian | Kier D. Klepzig Review of forest landscape models: Types, methods, development and applications Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 29, Issue 1, June 2009, Pages 69-78 7 Ye Yong | Pang Baipeng | Chen Guangcheng | Chen Yan Processes of organic carbon in mangrove ecosystems Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 31, Issue 3, June 2011, Pages 169-173 8 Wang Lianyong | Paul F.J. Eagles Some theoretical considerations: From landscape ecology to waterscape ecology Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 29, Issue 3, August 2009, Pages 176-181 9 Duan Xiaonan | Wang Xiaoke | Fei Lu | Ouyang Zhiyun Primary evaluation of carbon sequestration potential of wetlands in China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 2, February 2008, Pages 463-469 10 Zakaria M. Sawan | Ashraf H. Fahmy | Serag E. Yousef Direct and residual effects of nitrogen fertilization, foliar application of potassium and plant growth retardant on Egyptian cotton growth, seed yield, seed viability and seedling vigor Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 29, Issue 2, July 2009, Pages 116-123
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Tue May 21
1 Dongmei Wan | Peng Chang | Jiangxia Yin Causes of extra-pair paternity and its inter-specific variation in socially monogamous birds Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 158-166 2 Xiang Ye | Aijun Wang | Jian Chen Temporal𢀓spatial variation and source analysis of carbon and nitrogen in a tidal wetland of Luoyuan Bay Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 150-157 3 Peng Ding | Ming Ma | Kedeerhan Bayaheng | Rui Xing | Tong Zhang | Xu-mao Zhao | Ya-hui Huang Golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos in Xinjiang: Nest-site selection in different reproductive areas Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 139-144 4 Hanwei Zhang | Guoping Yu | Qian Chen | Zheng Wang | Longhui Lin The effects of ambient temperature and thermoregulation on locomotor performance of newborn Guide toad-headed lizards (Phrynocephalus putjatia) Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 127-131 5 Xinjian Xu | Xiangjie Zhu | Shujing Zhou | Xianda Wu | Bingfeng Zhou Genetic differentiation between Apis cerana cerana populations from Damen Island and adjacent mainland in China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 122-126 6 Chunfang Zheng | Weicheng Liu | Jianbiao Qiu | Li Huang | Xiaolin Huang | Shaobo Chen Comparison of physiological characteristics of Kandelia obovata at different ages in winter in the northernmost mangrove transplanted area of China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 132-138 7 Siyan Dong | Xiaodong Yan | Zhe Xiong Varying responses in mean surface air temperature from land use/cover change in different seasons over northern China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 167-171 8 Chengzhang Zhao | Yaping Sheng | Heng Ren | Fuyuan Gao | Jing Zhang A study on the root competitive pattern of annual pasture in mixed grassland in alpine region Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 145-149 9 Jinxin Zhang | Bo Wu | Yajuan Zhu | Yonghua Li | Qi Lu | Bin Yao Responses of Nitraria tangutorum to water and photosynthetic physiology in rain enrichment scenario Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 172-177 10 Teng Yang | Chuan-Chao Dai Interactions of two endophytic fungi colonizing Atractylodes lancea and effects on the host𢀙s essential oils Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages 87-93
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