Editor(s): Alessandro Chiarucci, Valerio Pillar, with Milan Chytrì, Meelis Prtel (Chair of the Editors)
Impact Factor: 2.924
Published on behalf of the International Association for Vegetation Science, the journal is administratively linked to Applied Vegetation Science.
The Journal of Vegetation Science publishes papers on all aspects of vegetation science, with particular emphasis on papers that develop new concepts or methods, test theory, identify general patterns, or that are otherwise likely to interest a broad readership. Papers may focus on any aspect of vegetation science, e.g. community structure (including community assembly and plant functional types), biodiversity (including species richness and composition), spatial patterns (including plant geography and landscape ecology), temporal changes (including demography, community dynamics and palaeoecology) and processes (including ecophysiology), provided the focus is on increasing our understanding of plant communities. The journal publishes papers on the ecology of a single species only if it plays a key role in structuring plant communities. Papers that apply ecological concepts, theories and methods to the vegetation management and papers on vegetation survey can be directed to our associate journal, Applied Vegetation Science.