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Journal of Landscape and Ecology

Aim and scope

The Journal of Landscape and Ecology fills this gap by stimulating and promoting both empirical research and reflexive thinking on the history and heritage of the landscapes. In our opinion, the proposed journal should focus on the history and heritage of landscape. For the historical dimension, the tradition of ‘landscape history and archaeology’, a successful research tradition on the British Isles, could be seen as a good basis. This tradition is also of growing importance in continental Europe. Heritage, defined as the present use of the past, is a good addition to this as it connects historical research with modern planning and management. Journal of Landscape and Ecology is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal launched to accelerate research and free information exchange. In addition to local and national focused journals the Journal of Landscape and Ecology wants to stim­ulate debate, research and other forms of international cooperation.  Journal of Landscape and Ecology publishes papers with an international comparative perspective on (rural, urban as well as industrial) landscapes. The Journal of Landscape and Ecology also wants to document research projects in order to enable the academic community to access, discuss and scrutinize the value and meanings of the outcomes for future landscape research, policy and practice.  Journal of Landscape and Ecology aims to offer a platform for interdisciplinary research into landscape. The historical and heritage dimensions of landscape are important, but the spatial, physical, visual, rep­resentational, philosophical and other landscape di­mensions are also included. In many cases this requires interdisciplinary research across academic disciplines ranging from archaeology, anthropology and art his­tory, to geography, earth sciences, economics, tourism studies and sociology. The Journal of Landscape and Ecology aims to publish studies on the historical and heritage aspects of land­scape against the backdrop of challenges is facing today: the challenges of unification, international cooperation and conflicts, migration, climate change, energy transition, increase of tourism, digitization and urbanization.

Subject Areas

Journal of Landscape and Ecology draws together expertise from both biophysical and socioeconomic sciences to explore basic and applied research questions concerning the ecology, conservation, management, design/planning, and sustainability of landscapes as coupled human-environment systems.

KMF Publication Ethics Statement

Journal of Landscape and Ecology is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. KMF takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. KMF takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use latest software to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal’s News & Announcements section.

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Journal of Landscape and Ecology will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law. The copyright is retained by the author(s). KMF will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2020 by the authors; licensee KMF. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law.


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