JBI Annual Report on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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 continued throughout the year, and will go on for some timeContinue reading “JBI Annual Report on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion”

Journal of Biogeography Innovation (JBI) Awards

The Journal of Biogeography is pleased to announce the third of three new opportunities for Early Career Researchers: the Journal of Biogeography Innovation Awards. 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 beContinue reading “Journal of Biogeography Innovation (JBI) Awards”

Introducing the Inaugural Editorial Academy

The new Editorial Academy at Journal of Biogeography 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. We are delighted to announce the six inaugural members — Drs. Ricardo Correia, Qin Li, Tom Matthews, FilipaContinue reading “Introducing the Inaugural Editorial Academy”

Small grants for global colloquia in biogeography

The Journal of Biogeography is pleased to announce the second of three new opportunities. 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 ofContinue reading “Small grants for global colloquia in biogeography”

Figures: the Art of Science

How to prepare figures to make an impression on editors, reviewers, and readers. Figures are, perhaps not quite literally, worth a thousand words, but they are invaluable: try explaining in text all the details in anything but the most basic image. Yet a reasonable fraction of manuscripts submitted to Journal of Biogeography (JBI) contain tooContinue reading “Figures: the Art of Science”

Three new initiatives at JBI

In addition to providing a choice venue for publishing the full range of biogeographical research, the Journal of Biogeography (JBI) has also long supported our scientific community in other ways too, e.g. organizing workshops for early career researchers (ECRs) to demistify the publishing process, funding symposia and special issues, providing travel grants to meetings, andContinue reading “Three new initiatives at JBI”

Invitation for applications: JBI Editorial Academy

The Journal of Biogeography is pleased to announce the first of three new opportunities for Early Career Researchers: the Journal of Biogeography’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 experiencedContinue reading “Invitation for applications: JBI Editorial Academy”

Structured Abstracts

The Journal of Biogeography uses a structured abstract. Here are a few pointers on how to write one that will delight editors, reviewers, and readers. Although less common that its counterpart the single paragraph prose-style abstract, the structured abstract has several benefits. One is that it helps readers find the key information that describes aContinue reading “Structured Abstracts”

Editors’ Choice

Chosen by all. Free for everyone. The Journal of Biogeography has for many years featured an “Editor’s Choice” article in each issue: a contribution considered to represent a particularly interesting facet or matter of broad interest. While the increased profile has been beneficial, one of the downsides of this process has been that the articleContinue reading “Editors’ Choice”