Contemporary Problems of Ecology

ISSN: 1995-4255 (Print) 1995-4263 (Online)


The journal is a translation of Sibirskiy Ekologicheskiy Zhurnal (Siberian Journal of Ecology), which was launched in 1994. It is a multidisciplinary periodical which publishes original work on the following subjects: theoretical and methodological issues of ecology, regional aspects of ecology, regional environmental disasters, structure and functioning of ecosystems, and anthropogenic transformation of ecosystems. The journal differs from others in that it covers a wide range of ecological problems. All basic aspects of modern ecology, including the most complicated interactions between living organisms and their environment, are presented. It publishes special issues dedicated to the global changes in biological diversity at various levels (populations, species, and ecosystems) and factors affecting them, principles and methods of rational environmental management. The journal is not limited to environmental problems of Siberia and offers materials of general scientific interest.


Contemporary Problems of Ecology is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes 91 reviewers, both internal and external (88%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 15 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30-40 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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