Immediate Science Ecology is an editorial-reviewed, open-access, electronic journal published at Queen’s University. Opportunity for post-publication peer review and detailed download statistics are provided. Undergraduate honor’s students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows publish free of charge.
The primary goal of Immediate Science Ecology (ISE pronounced ‘eyes’) is to accelerate the rate of discovery in ecology. This can be achieved through at least the three following pathways: discovery, documentation, and development. All submissions are first identified as empirical or review. Then, accordingly, the authors must identify both in the submission and in the keywords whether the article is forwarding ecology via discovery (preliminary or exploratory study), documentation (confirmatory study or refutation of previous studies), or development (a standard study). The former two instances accelerate discovery in ecology by providing both the substrate for additional research developments and an accurate picture of the research conducted to date to the community so as to avoid repetition by others of work formerly unpublished and largely unknown. The latter category enhances synthesis and research by providing a niche for studies that need to be published very quickly so as to inform the community or public about important findings. Any level of biological organization including humans is considered.
ISE is searchable though Google Scholar, and by using any Open Archives Initiative (OAI) compliant metadata harvester. Google Scholar also tracks number of citations and lists citations for articles published herein.
Vol 3 (2015)