Ongoing Special Features

EDGG is regularly publishing Special Features in international journals on topics related to ecology,
biodiversity, classification, conservation, and management of Palaearctic grasslands. Up to now,
about 20 such Special Features have been published in journals such as Agriculture, Ecosystems and
Environments, Applied Vegetation Science, Biodiversity and Conservation, Tuexenia, and Hacquetia.
Likewise, EDGG also edits topically relevant chapters in international books and encyclopedias.
Publishing in EDGG Special Features typically comes with significant visibility and therefore our
Special Feature articles on average receive more citations than “normal” articles in the respective
journal. Within the EDGG Executive Committee, Jürgen Dengler (
and Péter Török ( are responsible for the coordination of these activities. If you
have questions or want to propose a new Special Issue, please get into contact with them.


Currently, three such Special Issues are active, meaning that articles can be proposed for them by
sending an abstract to the respective contact person. Then, after a positive evaluation of the abstract,
a manuscript can be submitted until a specified deadline.

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS)

VCS is the gold open-access journal of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), the
mother organisation of EDGG.
Topic: Classification of grasslands and other open vegetation types in the Palaearctic

Extended abstract deadline: until 31 July 2020

Contact: Jürgen Dengler ( & Idoia Biurrun (
Further information



Since several years, EDGG is organising a Special Feature in this gold open-access journal of the
Slovenian Academy of Sciences.
Topic: Biodiversity, ecology and conservation of flora and fauna in Palaearctic grasslands
Abstract submission: anytime
Contact: Orsolya Valkó (


Since many years, EDGG is organising an annual Special Feature in this gold open-access journal of
the Floristisch-Soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft (FlorSoz)
Topic: Vegetation and flora of grasslands in Central Europe s.l.
Abstract submission: anytime
Contact: Steffen Boch (