Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Pollination Ecology is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that aims to promote the exchange of original knowledge and research in any area of pollination issues.

Journal of Pollination Ecology invites manuscripts, short communications and reviews based on original descriptive and experimental research worldwide. Specifically, the journal will focus on evolutionary and ecological aspects of pollination, abiotic as well as biotic pollination, reproductive strategies of plants in general, community or population dynamics of plants and their pollinators as well as diversity and conservation issues. It invites contributions concerning all different modes of pollination and encourages interdisciplinary research from genes to ecosystems. Also contributions describing new or original methods relevant for the field are welcome.

One of the biggest advantages of online publishing is promptness. Thus, if an article has been accepted, it will be available immediately after text editing.


Section Policies


should report the results of original research.

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Short Communications

are short publications (up to 3000 words excluding figures and tables) similar to original articles but with limited data.

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Novel Ideas and Pilot Projects

are short papers (up to 3500 words excluding figures and tables) that introduce new ideas or concepts that may be supported by preliminary findings to stimulate innovation and new discussions in pollination ecology.

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provide synthesis of important bodies of work.

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Notes on Methodology

are papers that outline new approaches in the discipline.

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Historical Notes

present short overviews or biographies on important individuals that contributed to the discipline.

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Opinion papers

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Noteworthy Data Sets

This section gives opportunity to publish long-term data sets, that, for exceptional reasons, lack proper statistical analyses or profound discussion. Long term data have a special, intrinsic value, particularly in the light of pollinator declines.

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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to JPE are usually sent to two peer reviewers. In cases of conflict between those two reviews, a third opinion or that of one of the editors may be sought.

!redo - reuse - recycle!

JPE offers the possiblity to submit previously rejected manuscripts and recycle reviews. This may help speed up publication time and releave scientists from doing redundant reviews.


Publication Frequency

This journal will have four quarterly volumes each year.

One of the biggest advantages of online publishing is promptness. If an article has been accepted, it will be available immediately after text editing and proof reading.



Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The public is allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. More info




All articles published in JPE receive a DOI and are permanently published. JPE participates in the CrossMark scheme, a multi-publisher initiative that has developed a standard way for readers to locate the current version of an article. By applying the CrossMark policies, JPE committed to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

Clicking on the CrossMark logo (at the top of each JPE article) will give you the current status of an article and direct you to the latest published version.

In order to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record, the following policies will be applied when published content needs to be corrected; these policies take into account current best practice in the scholarly publishing and library communities:

Correction to an Article

In JPE, articles are peer reviewed before publication, Corrections (or Errata) are published to alert readers to errors in the article that became apparent following the publication of the final article.


Articles may be retracted for several reasons, including:

  • honest errors reported by the authors (for example, errors due to the mixing up of samples or use of a scientific tool or equipment that is found subsequently to be faulty)
  • research misconduct (data fabrication)
  • duplicate or overlapping publication
  • fraudulent use of data
  • clear plagiarism
  • unethical research

For any retracted article, the reason for retraction and who is instigating the retraction will be clearly stated in the Retraction notice. The retraction notice will be linked to the retracted article. An article is usually only retracted at the authors’ request or by the publisher in response to an institutional investigation.

Editorial Note

If there is a potential, not yet resolved, problem with an article, it may be appropriate to alert readers with an Editorial Note. Such an Editorial Note may be added, for example, if JPE receives information that research or publication misconduct might have taken place, or that there is a serious dispute between authors or between the authors and third parties. The Editorial Note will usually be posted while further investigations take place and until a more permanent solution has been found (e.g. the publication of a revised ‘corrected’ version, or a Retraction).

LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe)

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


How to cite Journal of Pollination Ecology

Articles will be numbered according to their appearance on the web, e.g.

J Poll Ecol 2011, 4(8), 57-67

refers to the 8th article in the fourth volume in 2011, pages 57-67.


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JPE articles are indexed in

  • EBSCO databases
  • CABabstracts
  • DOAJ - Directory of open access journals
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Publishing Ethics

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