Ecological Research


    Vol. 32 (2017)
    No. submitted articles: 536
    No. accepted articles: 126


    Current issue
    (vol. 33, issue 1)
    Days for acceptance:
    148 (41–272)
    Days for online-first:
    177 (56–296)
    Days for publication:
    227 (111–355)


Ecological Research Paper Award: Of the papers published in each volume of "Ecological Research", approximately five will be chosen by members of the editorial board as "excellent papers". Note that submission to Ecological Research is not restricted to the ESJ members. Recipients of the Awards is also not limited to the ESJ members.

Details of selection

18th Ecological Research Paper Award!!

Nagai S et al.awd_S_Nagai
Seasonality of leaf litter and leaf area index data for various tree species in a cool-temperate deciduous broad-leaved forest, Japan, 2005–2014
Kusumoto B et al.awd_Kusumoto
How well are biodiversity drivers reflected in protected areas? A representativeness assessment of the geohistorical gradients that shaped endemic flora in Japan
Tatsumi S et al.
awd_Tatsumiawd_Tatsumi Tree hollows can affect epiphyte species composition
Atsumi K & Koizumi Iawd_Atsumiawd_Atsumi
Web image search revealed large-scale variations in breeding season and nuptial coloration in a mutually ornamented fish, Tribolodon hakonensis
Vanneste T et al.awd_Vanneste
Impact of climate change on alpine vegetation of mountain summits in Norway
Itoh M et al.awd_Itohawd_Itoh
Integrating isotopic, microbial, and modeling approaches to understand methane dynamics in a frequently disturbed deep reservoir in Taiwan

Ecological Research Paper Award in the Past

17th2016Kobori et alCapula et alNagamitsu et alTakamura & NakagawaNishizawa et al
16th2015Urakawa et alMatsuura & MatsunagaMaldonado-Lopez et alFujita & KodaSenga et al
15th2014Akamatsu et alCristóbal et alUmemura & TakenakaEmura et alOnipchenko et al
14th2013Kusumoto et alCroneTakahashi et al
13th2012Hirayama et alTsugeki et alOkajima et alEriksson et al
12th2011Tanaka et alChikaraishi et alBekku et al
11th2010Sakaguchi et alLivingston et alNiinemetsNishimura et al
10th2009Manabe et alIchihashi et alKohzu et alAkashi
9th2008Suzuki et alSatake et alMurakami et alTamura & Hayashi
8th2007Yonekura et alKim et alKubota et alOnoda et alYamanaka et al
7th2006Hishi et alAbe et alUno et alKawasaki et al
6th2005ShimizuUragushi & KuboInoue et alIto & Hino
5th2004Shimazaki et alKato et alTogashi et alHanya et al
4th2003Kohzu et alOsada et alIzumiyama et alYoshida et al
3rd2002KajimotoLee et al
2nd2001Konishi et alTanabe et al
1st2000Mariko et alShiyomi & YoshimuraNomura et alWada et al