Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 19, 2014
Rangeland Ecology & Management– The Society for Range Management (SRM) celebrates 10 years of publication of the journal Rangeland Ecology & Management. The journal has accelerated activities to provide information regarding wise stewardship of global rangelands. This involves increased content focused on the complex issues of human-ecological systems, climate change, natural resource policy, and socioeconomics.
As Rangeland Ecology & Management marks this milestone, an editorial within the current issue highlights the major advances and the current status of the Journal. The journal, published by SRM with its co-publishing partner Allen Press, represents a continuation of the Journal of Range Management, which began publication in 1948.
Rangeland Ecology & Management has experienced considerable success in its first decade. The journal’s Impact Factor passed 1.0 in 2008 and has continued to increase to its current value of 1.73. This metric of journal usage is based on the number of citations of journal content per the number of articles published. The current Impact Factor places Rangeland Ecology & Management near a median ranking among 136 journals in the “ecology” and 210 journals in “environmental sciences” categories.
The number of published articles and pages has continued to increase, with a record number of 81 articles and 784 pages published in 2013. Online, the journal garnered 13,259 views or downloads from its web site in 2013 and 23,029 more through the clearinghouse BioOne. Special feature, synthesis and forum articles represent the most frequently viewed and cited content. This strong showing indicates the interest in and relevance of Rangeland Ecology & Management articles.
The journal also participates in programs that disseminate journal content to developing countries at no cost or greatly reduced cost. Rangeland Ecology & Management now reaches about 150 countries. Thirty percent of the journal’s editorial board members represent rangelands outside the United States and 34 percent of its submitted manuscripts come from locations outside North America, further expanding its global impact.
Content that integrates plant and animal ecology, ecosystem management, socio-economics, and natural resource policy is well suited to informing multiple stakeholder groups, including natural resource managers, policy makers, academics, students and the interested public of current rangeland research. These activities enable Rangeland Ecology & Management to achieve its mission of communicating “science-based information to promote wise stewardship of global rangelands.”
Full text of the article “REM Publishes Its 10th Volume: An Editorial Report,” Rangeland Ecology & Management, Vol. 67, No. 3, May 2014, is now available.
About Rangeland Ecology & Management
Rangeland Ecology & Management is a peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Range Management that is published six times a year. The journal provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of research information, concepts, and philosophies pertaining to the function, management, and sustainable use of global rangeland resources. The journal is available online at http://www.srmjournals.org. To learn more about the society, please visit: http://www.rangelands.org/.