1 About JoRE
1.1 Aims and scope
• Journal of Resources and Ecology (JoRE) is an international journal for the publication of recent work across the fields of natural resources science and ecology. JoRE was established in 2010 and is published quarterly. It will be published bimonthly from 2015 on.
• The journal is indexed by BioOne, Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD), China Academic Journal Network Publishing Database, Chinese Academic Journal Comprehensive Evaluation Database and Wanfang Data Digital Periodicals.
1.2 Manuscript types
• Research articles present primary results from a completed key research project in the related fields of natural resources and ecology;
• Subject reports introduce interim results from a key research project, experimental reports, and progresses in the research on specific regions or specific topics;
• Academic activities and proceedings introduce on-going or up-coming research activities, and symposiums and workshops in the fields of natural resources and ecology;
• Book reviews introduce journals and recently published books in the fields of natural resources and ecology; and
• Information regarding key research projects, training courses and scientific institutions.
2 Manuscript preparation
2.1 Word length
• A typical Research Article will not exceed 8000 words (word count includes all sections including references and figure captions).
• Articles that exceed this will be critically reviewed with respect to length. Authors should include a word count with their manuscript.
• Papers are accepted in English only; American or British English spelling and punctuation may be used, but not both.
• Non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms should not be used.
• Numerals one to ten should be written in full. E.g. one map, not 1 map.
• Authors must adhere to SI units.
• SI units are not italicized and must appear one full space after the value. E.g., 25 km, not 25km.
• Use mg g-1 not mg/g or mg per g; use kg m-2 not kg/m2 or kg per m2.
• Run together numbers with up to four digits (e.g., 1600, not 1,600 or 1 600).
• Indicate numbers with more than four digits as follows: 16 000 or 160 000, not 16,000 or 160,000 or 160000.
• Use thousand million or 109 instead of billion.
• Chinese currency should be indicated as CNY, not RMB or Yuan. Other currencies can be converted to USD using appropriate exchange rates.
• When using a word which is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark, authors must use the symbol ® or ™.
• All abbreviations and acronyms are defined in full upon first use. E.g., Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
• All dates should be in the format DD Month Year, e.g., 1 October 2013. Date ranges should be 12?22 September 2011.
• Times should be indicated using the format 00.00 h, e.g., 14.00 h.
• En dashes should be used for all ranges. E.g 45%?56%, 23?30 March 2013 and 9.879?9.989; not 45-56%, 23-30 March 2013 and 9.879-9.989.
• When describing parameters in a formula use the following construction on the first line following the formula:
where, X is the rate; Y is a function of time; and Z is a measure of radiation.
2.3 Structure and sections
• Manuscripts are to be double-spaced with lines numbered. Pages should be numbered consecutively.
• All text should be single-column and left-justified (not fully justified). Keep formatting simple.
• Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: Title page, Abstract and keywords, Main text, Acknowledgments; Appendices (as appropriate); References; Table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); and Figure(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages).
• The main text of JoRE papers can be structured to suit the nature of the paper, but usually draws on the headings: Introduction, Methods, Results and analysis, Discussion and conclusions.
• Section headings should be concise and numbered sequentially using a decimal system for subsections with a maximum of three levels.
2.4 Data acquisition
• It is in the author’s interest to provide the highest quality figure format (in TIFF format) possible.
• Please be sure that all imported scanned material is scanned at the appropriate size and resolution: 1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and minimum of 300 dpi for color. Copyright permission must be obtained for material copied from other publication.
2.5 Cover page
• All the authors of a paper should include their full names (both English and Chinese), affiliations, postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript.
• One author should be identified as the corresponding author.
• Short abstracts of 150 words are required for all papers submitted. Each paper should have four to six key words listed at the end of the abstract and separated by semi-colons.
• Key conclusions should be mentioned before a summary sentence that places the new findings in context and highlights their impact.
• The journal uses the author-date system and not the humanities style. Sources are briefly cited in the text in parentheses by author’s last name and date of publication, e.g. (Bunting et al. 2005). The short citations are amplified in a list of references, where full bibliographic information is provided.
• Provide first and last pages for excerpts from journals, books, etc. Abbreviate the names of journals, publishers, according to the World List of Scientific Periodicals.
• Personal communications and unpublished data should be referred to in the text and not given as notes.
• All author’s names up to three should be given. The abbreviation et al. can be used for papers with more than three authors, and following the first three names.
• Use the following forms for references:
Bunting M J, R Armitage, H ABinney, et al. 2005.Estimates of ‘relative pollen productivity’ and ‘relevant source area of pollen’ for major tree taxa in two Norfolk (UK) woodlands. The Holocene, 15(3): 459-465.
Davis M B, L Brubaker, T Webb. 1973. Calibration of absolute pollen influx. In: Birks H J B, R G West (eds.). Quaternary Plant Ecology. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 9-25.
Dimbleby G W. 1961. Soil pollen analysis. Journal of Soil Science, 12: 1-11.
Faegri K, J Iversen. 1989 (3rd.). Textbook of Pollen Analysis. Oxford: Blackwell, 1-295.
Finsinger W, O Heiri, V Valsecchi, et al. 2007. Modern pollen assemblages as climate indicators in southern Europe.Global Ecology and Biogeography, 16(5): 567-582.
Hicks S. 1997. Pollen analogues and pollen influx values as tool for interpreting the history of a settlement centre and its hinterland. PACT, 52: 137-150.
Kurland Philip B and Ralph Lerner (eds.). 1987. The founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.
Hicks S, H Tinsley, A Huusko, et al. 2001. Some comments on spatial variation in arboreal pollen deposition: First records from the Pollen Monitoring Programme (PMP). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 117(1-3): 183-194.
Amundin M. 1991. Click repetition rate patterns in communicative sounds from the harbour porpoise, Phocoenaphocoena. PhD diss., Stockholm University.
3 Manuscript submission and publication
3.1 Requirements and decision-making
• JoRE considers manuscripts only under the strict conditions that they have been submitted only to the Journal of Resources and Ecology, that they have not been published previously, and that they are not under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Authors who fail to adhere to these conditions will be liable for all costs incurred by JoRE and all papers involved will not be published.
• Contributions to JoRE must report original research and will be subject to peer-review by referees at the discretion of the Editorial Office.
• The Editorial Board’s decision on the ultimate suitability of an article for publication is final.
Authors are required to submit manuscripts online at http://www.jorae.cn.
Editorial Office of
Journal of Resources and Ecology