Ecosystem Services

Science, Policy and Practice

Ecosystem Services - ISSN 2212-0416
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.379 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.743 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 4.395 (2017) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 6.017 (2017) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volumes 35-40
Issues: 6 issues
ISSN: 22120416

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Ecosystem Services, associated with the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), is an international, interdisciplinary journal that deals with the science, policy and practice of Ecosystem Services in the following disciplines: ecology and economics, institutions, planning and decision making, economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry and outdoor recreation, and all types of ecosystems.

The aims of the journal are:
(1) To improve our understanding of the dynamics, benefits and social and economic values of ecosystem services,
(2) To provide insight in the consequences of policies and management for ecosystem services with special attention to sustainability issues,

(3) To create a scientific interface to policymakers in the field of ecosystem services assessment and practice, and
(4) To integrate the fragmented knowledge about ecosystem services, synergies and trade-offs, currently found in a wide field of specialist disciplines and journals.

Manuscripts should always address ecosystem services and deal with at least one of the following themes:

(a) The link between ecosystem services and social and economic benefits and associated values, including monetary values; i.e. what is the role of ecosystem services in providing and sustaining benefits for humans and how are these benefits and values perceived by public and policy makers?

(b) The link between the levels of ecosystem services and economic, environmental and land use policies and practices; i.e. how is (the sustainability of) ecosystem services in natural, agricultural and urban systems affected by these policies and what are the trade-offs in service provision, and subsequent benefits and economic values, between different policy schemes?
(c) The link between government and business strategies and the sustainability of ecosystem services, i.e. the use of ecosystem services in PES arrangements, biodiversity-offset programs and multiple service land use planning.

Articles may address these topics from different (paradigmatic) perspectives, including basic research, integrated assessment approaches and (ex ante and ex post) policy evaluations. They may be inter-disciplinary or draw from specialized fields within economic, ecological, social and political sciences. Systems addressed may range from natural and semi-natural ecosystems to cultivated systems and urban areas and from local to global scales.

Article types:
• Original Research Articles (including policy assessments) (< 8000 words)
• Short communications (< 3000 words)
• Review Articles (including policy reviews) (< 12000 words)
• Views and Commentaries (< 1000 words)
• Letters to the Editor (< 800 words)
• Special issue Papers (in principle < 8000 words); Please note: Submission to Special Issue Papers is only (1) by invitation, or (2) as a reaction on a Call for Papers (see Web Page Ecosystem Servces for "open calls")

Audience: academia, governments, non-governmental organisations, business community.