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Grassland classification papers can be published for free in VCS

Fri, 24 Jul 2020

Dear members of the IAVS Working Group EDGG,

Today the IAVS Council made a great decision to support its gold open access journal Vegetation
Classification and Survey
(VCS)
even stronger than before during the initial years. Accordingly, IAVS
members do not
have to pay article processing charges (APCs) if they submit their manuscript in
2020 or 2021 (while APCs for non-members are 600 and 850 EUR for average articles, respectively).
(Note that EDGG members who are not yet also IAVS members can join for a low fee or even free of
charge at http://iavs.org/Membership/Member-Benefits.aspx).

We hope this will stimulate many of you to submit a paper in 2020 or 2021. Keep in mind that the
two specialisations of VCS are vegetation classification papers (including such with over-length or
regional focus) and ecoinformatics (not restricted to classification, including Long and Short
Database Reports
for vegetation databases registered in GIVD). We also publish Forum Papers,
Reviews
and SynthesesReports. We are particularly eager to receive submissions of shorter
contributions of good quality that can be peer-reviewed so fast that they could still be published in
2020.

Among the first papers published in VCS, there was already a nice grassland classification paper
(https://vcs.pensoft.net/article/48518/), albeit from outside the Palaearctic.

See the journal homepage for further information on scope, already published papers and
submission: https://vcs.pensoft.net/

Many thanks and best regards,
Jürgen Dengler
(VCS Chief Editor)

Palaearctic Grasslands is now in IAVS journals' blog

Wed, 22 Jul 2020

Palaearctic Grasslands has just joined https://vegsciblog.org/, the blog of the five IAVS journals.

New Deadline for Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS)

Thu, 2 Jul 2020

Deadline extension for abstract submission to Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) Special Collection "Classification of grasslands and other open vegetation types in the Palaearctic" until 31 July 2020 

 

EU Habitat Action Plan on semi-natural dry grasslands

Fri, 5 Jun 2020

The European Commission and the EU Expert Group on the Birds and Habitats Directives (NADEG) approved the EU habitat action plan on semi-natural dry grasslands (6210) in November 2019. The action plan is available here

Call for paper proposals to a Special Collection on "Classification of grasslands and other open vegetation types in the Palaearctic" open

Tue, 26 May 2020

Call to submit abstracts for a Special Feature on “Classification of grasslands and other open
vegetation types in the Palaearctic” in the new gold open-access journal Vegetation Classification
and Survey. Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2020.
Details

17th Eurasian Grassland Conference in Spain IS POSTPONED!

Sun, 19 Apr 2020

Dear Colleagues,

DUE TO THE VERY DYNAMIC AND UNPREDICTABLE SITUATION WITH CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC 17th EURASIAN GRASSLAND CONFERENCE IN SPAIN WAS POSTPONED TO 2021.

DETAILED INFORMATION OF THE PRECISE DATES OF THE POSTPONED EGC AS WELL AS ONLINE REGISTRATION DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE WEBSITE AND IN PALAEARCTIC GRASSLANDS IN THE AUTUMN 2020.

FIELD WORKSHOP IN UKRAINE IS POSTPONED!

Fri, 20 Mar 2020

Dear Colleagues,

DUE TO THE VERY DYNAMIC AND UNPREDICTABLE SITUATION WITH CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC EDGG FIELD WORKSHOP IN UKRAINE WAS POSTPONED TO 2021.

DETAILED INFORMATION OF THE PRECISE DATES OF THE POSTPONED FIELD WORKSHOP AS WELL AS ONLINE REGISTRATION DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE WEBSITE AND IN PALAEARCTIC GRASSLANDS IN THE AUTUMN 2020.

Call for Workshop Proposals - IBS Vancouver 2021

Tue, 25 Feb 2020

The International Biogeography Society seeks proposals for workshops for the IBS 2021 Biennial Conference,  happening 8-12 January, 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

Workshops are scheduled to be held on January 8, 2021 (Day 0) of the conference.

See submission details at  https://www.biogeography.org/news/news/call-for-workshop-proposals-2021/ and be sure to email your proposal to admin@biogeography.org by April 30, 2020. 

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) Journal is now fully functional

Sat, 22 Feb 2020

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), the new gold open access journal of IAVS is now fully functional. Check out and consider submitting your papers at: https://vcs.pensoft.net/

New Bulletin

Thu, 10 Jan 2019

New issue of Palaearctic Grasslands, PG 44, is available. Please click to download and enjoy reading!