RFP: Journal of Biogeography Innovation (JBI) Awards, 2022

The Journal of Biogeography invites submissions of manuscript proposals (brief outlines of manuscripts yet to be prepared) by Early Career Researchers for consideration for publication and awards for innovation.   Proposals will be considered in three categories of article:     – Perspectives and Syntheses     – Original research     – Methods (For more information, see https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/13652699/homepage/forauthors.html) Proposals on any subjectContinue reading “RFP: Journal of Biogeography Innovation (JBI) Awards, 2022”

RFP: Small grants for global colloquia in biogeography, 2022

The Journal of Biogeography invites applications for funding to facilitate one or more global colloquia.  The event may be stand-alone, or may be staged in association with a larger meeting, it may be in-person or virtual. The topic may be on any aspect of biogeography.  A goal of the colloquium should be to publish a synthesis paper and/or aContinue reading “RFP: Small grants for global colloquia in biogeography, 2022”

JBI Annual Report on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: 2021

An increased awareness of systemic bias in institutions requires that we all examine the practices in which we participate. Around the turn of 2020, the Journal of Biogeography (JBI) began considering initiatives to promote opportunities for researchers currently underrepresented in biogeography, a discussion that continues today, and will go on for some time yet. AContinue reading “JBI Annual Report on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: 2021”

Introducing the Members of the New (2nd) Editorial Academy

The Editorial Academy at Journal of Biogeography aims to help early career biogeographers learn more about publishing with the guidance and support of an experienced mentor. Each of the Editorial Academy members is partnered one-to-one with one of the journal’s chief or associate editors with relevant disciplinary expertise. The academy members have the same roleContinue reading “Introducing the Members of the New (2nd) Editorial Academy”

Call for papers: Emerging Techniques and the Future of Biogeography

Biogeography advances when new concepts, methodologies and tools allow us to see the world in different ways: plate tectonics reshaped the study of distributions, deep sea submersibles revealed life at hydrothermal vents, phylogeography was born through advances in sequencing, and macroecology originated in a novel top-down statistical view, to name but a few. We areContinue reading “Call for papers: Emerging Techniques and the Future of Biogeography”

Biogeography Letters & re-using decisions and reviews

A new article type — Letters — and a new policy — adopting and permitting re-use of decisions and reviews — aim to simplify publication pathways and reduce author, editor, and reviewer burden. Three important changes at Journal of Biogeography, in a nutshell:– New short-form “Letters” for high impact & time-sensitive research– Option to includeContinue reading “Biogeography Letters & re-using decisions and reviews”

Invitation for applications: 2021 JBI Editorial Academy

The Journal of Biogeography is delighted to invite more Early Career Researchers to become members of the journal’s Editorial Academy. The Editorial Academy is aimed to help early career biogeographers who are interested to learn more about the publishing process to gain experience with the guidance and support of an experienced mentor. In 2021 weContinue reading “Invitation for applications: 2021 JBI Editorial Academy”

How to write a (great) Perspective article

Like many journals, Journal of Biogeography (JBI) provides a specific forum for researchers to put forward new ideas (or dismantle old ones). In JBI, this article type is the Perspective. Our Author Guidelines state that Perspective papers “should be stimulating and reflective essays providing personal perspectives on key research fields and issues within biogeography”. AcrossContinue reading “How to write a (great) Perspective article”

Synthesis, Perspective, Commentary: A call to all authors!

Biogeography is a rapidly moving research area that intersects with many other scientific disciplines and contemporary environmental issues. Moreover, the biogeographic literature is diverse, scattered across disciplinary journals and continually expanding. Making sense of this ever-changing landscape of scientific discourse is challenging, but can be greatly facilitated by accessible and readable synthesis and discussion articles.Continue reading “Synthesis, Perspective, Commentary: A call to all authors!”

RFP for Special Issue in Geogenomics

Integrating geology, geography and genomics to study the coupled evolution of life and Earth. Geogenomics is  an emerging field at the intersection of geology, geobiology, Earth system science, genomics, and higher-level biodiversity studies. Geogenomics employs genomic data to solve geologic problems or constrain geological hypotheses. Conversely, phylogenetics and phylogeography seek to use the geological recordContinue reading “RFP for Special Issue in Geogenomics”