Diversity — Open Access Journal

Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818; CODEN: DIVEC6) is a peer-reviewed open access journal on the science of biodiversity published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: Indexed in BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Record and other databases.
  • CiteScore 2017 (Scopus): 2.18, which equals rank 14/52 (Q2) in the category 'Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)', 83/306 (Q2) in 'Ecology', 11/29 (Q2) in 'Ecological Modelling' and 30/124 (Q1) in 'Nature and Landscape Conservation'.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 22 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.2 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Diversity
Cross-shelf Variation in the Structure and Function of Coral Reef Assemblages Guest Editors: David Feary, Andrew Hoey, Morgan Pratchett, Michael Emslie
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Diversity
Implications of Globalization for Biodiversity Conservation in Africa Guest Editors: Tuyeni Mwampamba, Jennifer O’Leary
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Special Issue in Diversity
Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Biodiversity-Ecosystem Function Relations Guest Editor: Martin Solan
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Special Issue in Diversity
Climate Change and Human Activities on Coral Reefs Guest Editor: Sander Scheffers
Deadline: 28 February 2019

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