Journal Title
ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

ECOL ENG

ISSN / eISSN
0925-8574
Aims and Scope
Ecological engineering has been defined as the design of ecosystems for the mutual benefit of humans and nature. The journal is meant for ecologists who, because of their research interests or occupation, are involved in designing, monitoring, or restoring ecosystems, and can serve as a bridge between ecologists and engineers.

Specific topics covered in the journal include: habitat reconstruction; ecotechnology; synthetic ecology; bioengineering; restoration ecology; ecology conservation; ecosystem rehabilitation; stream and river restoration; reclamation ecology; non-renewable resource conservation. Descriptions of specific applications of ecological engineering are acceptable only when situated within context of adding novelty to current research and emphasizing ecosystem restoration. We do not accept purely descriptive reports on ecosystem structures (such as vegetation surveys), purely physical assessment of materials that can be used for ecological restoration, small-model studies carried out in the laboratory or greenhouse with artificial (waste)water or crop studies, or case studies on conventional wastewater treatment and eutrophication that do not offer an ecosystem restoration approach within the paper.
Subject Area

ECOLOGY

ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

CiteScore
7.60 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Environmental Science - Nature and Landscape Conservation Q1 #22/196
Environmental Science - Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law Q1 #56/384
Environmental Science - Environmental Engineering Q1 #34/184
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed -
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
ECOLOGY - SCIE Q2
ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL - SCIE Q3
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - SCIE Q2
H-index
109
Country/Area of Publication
NETHERLANDS
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Frequency
Monthly
Year Publication Started
1992
Annual Article Volume
282
Open Access
NO
Contact
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, PO BOX 211, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, 1000 AE
Verified Reviews
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This journal has accepted the second paper. The process of the first paper is shared in post #51. Since my research direction and the name of the course I teach are both ecological engineering, this journal is of particular interest to me. I have also reviewed for this journal twice. Overall, the journal is good, with a continuous decrease in publication volume and self-citation rate, while the impact factor steadily increases. It is classified as a second-tier journal in the new division of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. However, this time it is really slow! Please carefully consider if you are in a hurry or if your research results have originality. The process for this submission is as follows:

2020-12-14: Submitted
2021-06-22: Review comments returned, with a total of 47 comments from two reviewers. Some additional experimental data needs to be supplemented, luckily we have already obtained these data during the 7 months of review. So the overall revision is not difficult.
2021-07-26: Revised manuscript sent back to the original reviewers three days later.
2021-08-14: The revised paper has rectified the issues I pointed out, and only a few minor comments I have to make.
2021-08-26: Sent back.
2021-08-30: Accepted.

I hope the subsequent process will be faster. There was no reminder during the 7 months of review because I submitted other papers and conducted experiments. Moreover, the time was so long that I almost forgot about this paper.
2021-08-30
In the middle of 2020, I had an article published in a journal of good quality. The editors and reviewers were quite strict. However, the processing speed of the manuscript was very slow. Compared to most other journals in the field, this journal was really sluggish. Anyway, the slow speed of this journal is a common consensus among everyone, but everything else is great! The chief editor, Professor Jan Vymazal, is very impressive. He approached me to review a manuscript and he was a very kind elder.
2021-11-15

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