About the Journal
Aim and Scope
“Ecosystem Transformation” aims at timely representation of results of studies devoted to the analysis of changes of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems during the course of evolution and taking place under the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors.
Attracting attention to the most relevant and promising areas of scientific research in the field of ecology.
Popularization of the most objective and advanced methods of research, analysis and interpretation of the obtained data.
Creating a discussion platform for the exchange of views between researchers from different regions and states.
Description and assessment of the state of ecosystems located both in specially protected areas and in zones of intensive economic use.
Improving the quality of research and its presentation in the scientific literature.
The founder and the publisher of the scientific journal “Ecosystem transformation” is the federal state budget educational institution of higher education “Cherepovets State University”.
The journal “Ecosystem transformation” was founded in 2017. Periodicity — 1 issue per quarter (4 issues per year). Online publication of articles occurs immediately after the end of the editorial process, before the release of the corresponding issue.
The journal publishes articles in the following areas:
03.02.08 — Ecology
03.02.14 — Biological resources
05.11.13 — Devices and methods used for control and monitoring of the environment, substances, materials and products.
The main theme of the journal is the presentation of the results of studying local, regional and global changes in ecosystems of different types as a result of the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors. Issues related to the fundamental and applied aspects of ecology and the assessment of the ecological state of freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems at the organismic, population and biocenotic levels are discussed. Priority is given to materials covering the following problems:
1) biological diversity, quantitative and structural characteristics, description, observation and assessment of the state of populations and communities;
2) identification of key environmental factors;
3) development and approbation of bioindication methods for natural systems, as well as anthropogenic techno-, agro- and urban ecosystems;
4) development and approbation of ecotoxicological research methods;
5) pathways of arrival and migration of potentially dangerous compounds in the environment;
6) the effect of natural and non-environmental substances on organisms, populations and communities;
7) analysis of the state of organisms, populations and communities in protected and anthropogenically disturbed territories of different regions of the world.
The journal publishes reviews and original articles, as well as brief reports, book reviews, information on symposiums, conferences, congresses.
The magazine accepts articles by Russian and foreign authors for publication. All articles are published in Russian and English (translations are made by professional translators or authors). The editorial staff is focused on the rapid publication of materials: in case of a positive review, the articles are immediately published in electronic form on the journal’s website, without waiting for the next issue to be filled for the printed version. The approximate period of online publication is
All articles pass the process of mandatory review by the scientific editor of the journal and two external reviewers (according to the double-blind review scheme). Materials should be original, never published anywhere. All manuscripts must be checked in anti-plagiarism systems.
At least once a year, the magazine publishes thematic issues — collections of articles united by one focus. The topic for the collection can be offered by any interested researcher working in the field of ecology. Ideas for thematic collections are discussed by the editorial board of the journal and approved by the editor-in-chief at least once a year.
The fee for publication and translation from the authors is not collected. Author’s fees are not provided.
Online version of the articles is published in free access on the journal’s website.