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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25 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 21 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 21 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 19 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 18 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 14 Xiaolong, R. | Zhikuan, J. | Xiaoli, C. | Qingfang, H. | Rong, L. Effects of a rainwater-harvesting furrow/ridge system on spring corn productivity under simulated rainfalls Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 3, 2008-03-01, Pages 1006-1015 13 Xiaocheng, F. | Tao, T. | Wanxiang, J. | Fengqing, L. | Naicheng, W. | Shuchan, Z. | Qinghua, C. Impacts of small hydropower plants on macroinvertebrate communities Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 1, 2008-01-01, Pages 45-52 12 Cheng, W. | Xuexiu, C. | Hongjuan, D. | Difu, L. | Junyan, L. Allelopathic inhibitory effect of Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc. on Microcystis aeruginosa and its physiological mechanism Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 6, 2008-06-01, Pages 2595-2603 12 Tao, L. | Peng, W. | Pinxian, W. Microbial diversity in surface sediments of the Xisha Trough, the South China Sea Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 3, 2008-03-01, Pages 1166-1173 11 Fawei, Z. | Anhua, L. | Yingnian, L. | Liang, Z. | Qinxue, W. | Mingyuan, D. CO2 flux in alpine wetland ecosystem on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 28, Issue 2, 2008-02-01, Pages 453-462
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Most Read Articles - counted by Article downloads on SciVerse ScienceDirect in the period 01 December 2002 to 30 December 2013
Tue Dec 03
1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 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
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Tue Dec 03
1 Jisong Yang | Jingshuang Liu | Xiaojun Hu | Xinxin Li | Yan Wang | Huiying Li Changes of soil organic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations under different land uses in marshes of Sanjiang Plain Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages 332-337 2 Wenjin Yu | Mingyang Shao | Manliang Ren | Hongjian Zhou | Zhihong Jiang | Dongliang Li Analysis on spatial and temporal characteristics drought of Yunnan Province Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages 317-324 3 Yan Wang | Gang Qiang Jiang | Yin Nan Han | Meng Meng Liu Effects of salt, alkali and saltalkali mixed stresses on seed germination of the halophyte Salsola ferganica (Chenopodiaceae) Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages 354-360 4 Xiaofeng Fang | Zhengjian Yang | Daobin Ji | Xujiao Yao | Defu Liu Responses of spring phytoplankton communities to their habitats in the Xiangxi Bay of Three Gorges Reservoir, China Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages 308-316 5 Jing Mu | Nanjang Luo | WeiI Chang | Kaiyi Huang | Mingchang Shi Predicting and mapping the spatial distribution of Chamaecyparis formosensis in central Taiwan in a GIS with species distribution models Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages 325-331 6 Ali El-Keblawy Effects of seed storage on germination of two succulent desert halophytes with little dormancy and transient seed bank Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages 338-343 7 Liu Qing-chao | Wang Kui-ling | Liu Qing-hua | Pan Hui-tang | Zhang Qi-xiang The effect of the substitute media on the development of the potted New Guinea Impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri) Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages 293-300 8 Nimisha Tripathi | Raj S. Singh Cultivation impacts soil microbial dynamics in dry tropical forest ecosystem in India Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages 344-353 9 Rui Feng | Yushu Zhang | Wenying Yu | Wei Hu | Jinwen Wu | Ruipeng Ji | Hongbo Wang | Xianli Zhao Analysis of the relationship between the spectral characteristics of maize canopy and leaf area index under drought stress Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages 301-307 10 Lakhpat Singh Rawat | R.K. Maikhuri | Vikram S. Negi Inhibitory effect of leachate from Helianthus annuus on germination and growth of Kharif crops and weeds Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 33, Issue 5, October 2013, Pages 245-252
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