Titles Indexed: Ecology related

A-Z list of the ecology/nature related open journals and repositories indexed in the JURN search tool. Open Access or otherwise free. ‘Predatory’ ejournals are excluded.

This simple provisional A-Z list only shows titles published in English, although JURN includes titles in other languages. Updated: 23rd August 2015. Last checked for link-rot: August 2015.

Acta Agrobotanica (Polish Botanical Society. Plants accompanying crops, with special focus on plant-pollinator flora)

Acta Botanica Croatica (Croatian botany)

Acta Geographica Debrecina : Landscape and Environment Series (Hungary, in English)

Acta Horti Botanici Bucurestiensis (Eastern European plants)

Acta Mycologica (Polish Botanical Society. Fungi and lichens)

Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae (Polish Botanical Society. Plant science)

Advances in Forestry Science

African Invertebrates

African Primates

Alces (biology and management of moose)

American Entomologist (insects, 2001-2009)

American Museum Novitates (new discoveries in zoology, paleontology, and geology)

Animal Biotelemetry (remote tracking of animals using technology)

Animal Migration

Annali di Botanica (Italy, in English)

Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History

AoB Plants

Apidologie (bees, 1958-2010)

Applied Ecology and Environmental Research

Aquaculture Environment Interactions

Aquatic Biosystems

Aquatic Invasions

Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade

Arctic Anthropology

Archives of Environmental Protection

ARID : a journal on desert art, design, and ecology

Arquipelago : Life and Marine Sciences

Arthropods (invertebrates such as crabs and insects)

ASEAN Biodiversity

Asia Pacific Journal of Environment Ecology and Sustainable Development (published by the Association of Tropical Rain Forest Conservation and Education, Nepal)

Asian Journal of Conservation Biology

Asian Myrmecology (ants)

ASLE News (Quarterly of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Formerly American Nature Writing Newsletter)

Atlas of Maine (Environmental Studies Program, Colby College)

Atoll Research Bulletin (also online here)

Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology

Australian Antarctic Magazine

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal (AMOJ) (1952-current)

Avian Conservation and Ecology

Avian Research

Belgian Journal of Entomology (insects)

Belgian Journal of Zoology and its pre-2014 archives

Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift (insects, Open Access from 2014)

Biodiversity & Ecology

Biodiversity Data Journal

Biodiversity Journal

Biodiversity Science : developments in biodiversity and conservation management


BioInvasions Records

Biology Curators Group Newsletter (UK, 1975-1994)

Biology Open

BMC Biology

BMC Ecology

BMC Evolutionary Biology

Bocagiana (Island of Madeira and vicinity)

Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal (Island of Madeira and vicinity)

Boreal Environment Research (polar, subpolar and far northern ecosystems)

Botanical Studies

Botanica Lithuanica

Botanics Magazine (Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh)

Bothalia : African Biodiversity & Conservation

British Journal of Entomology and Natural History

Bulletin of Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (Japan)

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History

Bulletin of the British Museum, Natural History

Bulletin of the Geobotanical Institute

Bulletin of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey (1887-2000)

Bulletin of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade

Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Botany

Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Geology

Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Zoology

Bulletin of the Society of Plant Ecology (Japan)

Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences (focus is on articles on natural history topics related to southern California, the Eastern Pacific and the New World)

Butler University Botanical Studies (1929-1964)

Cambodian Journal of Natural History

Central and Eastern European Marine Repository

Cities and the Environment

Conservation Evidence

Conservation Physiology (how animals respond to environment change and stress, inc. during migration)

Contributions in Science (Natural History Museum, LA)

Contributions to Zoology

Culture, Climate, and Change : Biocultural Systems and Livelihoods

Current Herpetology (Herpetological Society of Japan, amphibians)

Current Zoology

Earth Interactions (interactions between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere in global context. American Meteorological Society)

Ecologica Montenegrina (ecology of Montenegro, on the Adriatic Sea coast opposite to Italy)

Ecological Processes

Ecology and Evolution

Ecology and Society

EcoPrint (Nepal)


Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research

Egyptian Journal of Natural History


Endangered Species Research

Entomologia (insects)

Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey (insects)

Entomologica Fennica (insects of the Palaearctic)

Environmental Humanities

Environmental Research Letters

Environmental Systems Research

Estonian Journal of Ecology

Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics

Ethnobiology and Conservation

Ethnobiology Letters

Ethnobotanical Leaflets

Ethnobotany Research and Applications

European Countryside

European Journal of Environmental Sciences

European Journal of Taxonomy (descriptive taxonomy of eukaryotes)

European Wilderness Journal

Field Studies Journal (1959-2003, Field Studies Council, UK)

Fire Ecology

Flora of North America (newsletter of the Flora of North America Association)

Florida Entomologist (insects of Florida and region)

Florida Geographer, The

Folia Malacologica (snails)

Forest Ecosystems

Forest History Today

Forest Phytophthoras (moulds and rots)

Forest Research Papers

Forest Systems



Fremontia : journal of the California Native Plant Society

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Frontiers in Environmental Science

Frontiers in Marine Science

Frontiers in Plant Science

Frontiers in Zoology

Frontiers of Biogeography

Future of Food : Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society

Geoenvironmental Disasters

Global Ecology and Conservation

Gorilla Journal

Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs (1976-1993)

Helictite : Journal of Australasian Speleological Research (caves, subterranean fauna and flora)

Herpetological Conservation and Biology (amphibians and reptiles)

History of the Ecological Sciences (series from Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America)

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Hystrix : the Italian Journal of Mammalogy (mammals)

Ideas in Ecology and Evolution

Immediate Science Ecology (Queen’s University, Canada)

Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences

Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources

Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Insecta Mundi (insect systematics)

Institute of Zoology annual reports (London)

Interdisciplinary Journal of Maritime Studies

International Forest Fire News

International Journal of Fungal Diversity

International Journal of Plant Biology

International Journal of Wilderness

International Society for Tropical Ecology

International Soil and Water Conservation Research

Irish Forestry (1943-2009)

Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology

JNCC report series (Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK)

Journal of the Acarological Society of Japan (mites and ticks)

Journal of Apicultural Science (bees)

Journal of Applied Ecology (‘Virtual Issues’ only)

Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management (toxic chemical pollutants in ecologies)

Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity (formerly Journal of Korean Nature)

Journal of Venom Research

Journal of Biological Curation (1989-1994) and the continuing Biology Curator, The (1994-2002) (Biological Curator’s Group, UK. Natural History exhibits and wildlife history work in museums)

Journal of Biourbanism

Journal of Botany

Journal of Coastal Research

Journal of Conservation Planning

Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education

Journal of Ecological Anthropology

Journal of Ecological Engineering

Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research (insects, mites and ticks)

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation

Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources

Journal of Environmental Sustainability (RIT)

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

Journal of Fisheries (India)

Journal of Insect Biodiversity

Journal of Insect Science

Journal of Korean Nature, now the Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity

Journal of Landscape Ecology

Journal of Marine and Island Cultures

Journal of Marine Animals and their Ecology

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Journal of Mountain Ecology

Journal of Natural Science Collections, The (UK. Natural History exhibits and wildlife history work in museums)

Journal of Negative Results : ecology and evolutionary biology

Journal of Nematology, The (nematodes)

Journal of North American Herpetology (amphibians)

Journal of Plant Interactions

Journal of Pollination Ecology

Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia (insects)

Journal of the Forestry Society of Croatia

Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation

Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society (butterflies)

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Journal of the Marine Research Institute (Iceland)

Journal of Threatened Taxa

Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment

Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism & Recreation Research

Journal of Vector Ecology

Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases

Journal of Vietnamese Environment

Journal of Wetlands Environment Management

Kalmiopsis (Native Plant Society of Oregon)

Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science (“the official journal of the South African National Parks”)

Lakes, reservoirs and ponds (Romanian Journal of Limnology)

Landscape Online (Int. Assoc. for Landscape Ecology)

Landscapes : journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

Lankesteriana : international journal on orchidology (orchids)

Living Reviews in Landscape Research

Macalester Reviews in Biogeography (2008-2010)

Madagascar Conservation and Development

Magazine of the New Zealand Antarctic Society

Malacologica Bohemoslovaca (snails in Eastern Europe)

Malayan Nature Journal (Malaysia)

Management of Biological Invasions

Marine and Coastal Fisheries

Marine Institute Open Access Repository

Marine Research in Iceland

Marine Turtle Newsletter

McIlvainea : Journal of American Amateur Mycology (fungi)

Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History

Memoranda Societatis pro Fauna et Flora Fennica (fauna and flora of the Palaearctic)

Mesopotamian Journal of Marine Science

Michigan Botanist

Microbes and Environments

Mires and Peat

Monographiae Botanicae (Polish Botanical Society. Plant ecology and taxonomy)

Monographs of the Western North American Naturalist

Mycophile : Newsletter of the North American Mycological Association, The (fungi)

NAMMCO Scientific Publications (Nordic region)

Natura Croatica (Natural biology and geology in Croatia)

Natural Hazards Informer

Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society

Natural Resources and Environmental Issues

Nature & Faune (UN / African Forestry and Wildlife Commission)


Nematropica (tropical and subtropical nematodes)

New Zealand Entomologist (1952-2011, insects)

New Zealand Journal of Ecology

Nota Lepidopterologica (2003-2013, Palaearctic butterflies and moths)

Notornis and Birds New Zealand (the latter formerly Southern Bird) (one year paywall)

Nuytsia (Western Australia)

Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan




Ocean Science

Oklahoma Native Plant Record

Omphalina (mushrooms of Newfoundland and Labrador)

Osprey, The (birds and natural history of Newfoundland and Labrador)

Pachyderm : Journal of the African Elephant, African Rhino and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups

Pacific Ecologist

Pan American Journal of Aquatic Sciences

Pastoralism : Research, Policy and Practice (influence of policy on rangelands and livestock, consequent influence on ecologies)

Phyllomedusa : Journal of Herpetology (amphibians)

Plankton & Benthos Research

Polar Research

Polish Botanical Journal (also here)

Proceedings & transactions of the South London Entomological & Natural History Society (1938-1967)

Proceedings and Transactions of the British Entomological and Natural History Society (1968-1987)

Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science (1891-2010)

Proceedings of the International Forestry and Environment Symposium

Proceedings the Botanical Society of the British Isles

Procedia Environmental Sciences

Professional Papers (U.S. Geological Survey)

Rangelands (lands ranged over by grazing herd animals)

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

Revista Chilena de Historia Natural (Chile, in English)

Riparian Ecology and Conservation

Rocznik Dendrologiczny (2005-2007, dating and study of annual rings in trees)

Rostrum : Newsletter of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa (insects)

Salamandra : German Journal of Herpetology (amphibians)

SEEFOR (South-East European Forestry)

Series of the Council for Arctic Flora and Fauna, Arctic Council

Sexuality and Early Development in Aquatic Organisms

Slovak Raptor Journal

Smithsonian Contributions to Botany

Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences

Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology

Soundscape : The Journal of Acoustic Ecology

South-east European Forestry

Speleobiology Notes (caves, subterranean fauna and flora)

Studies in Mycology (fungi)

Studies in Mycology (Elsevier, fungi)

Sustainability, Agriculture, Food and Environmental Research

Telopea (botany)

TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment

Tentacle (snail conservation)

Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Transitional Waters Bulletin (river mouth ecosystems, lagoons, coastal lakes, brackish wetlands)


Tropical Conservation Science

Tropical Grasslands

Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany (2012-, Biodiversitylibrary.org has the archives)

Urban Habitats

Unasylva (the UN’s FAO forestry journal)

Water-Supply Papers (U.S. Geological Survey)

Watsonia : journal of the Botanical Society of the British Isles

Web Ecology

West African Journal of Applied Ecology

Weta, The (1981-2014, insects, publication of the Entomological Society of New Zealand)

Wetlands (Australia)


Wildlife Biology in Practice

Works (Croatian Forest Research Institute)

World Ocean Review

Yale Environment 360 : Biodiversity

Zoologia Caboverdiana (Cape Verde Islands)

Zoological Research (China)

Zoological Studies

Zoologische Mededelingen


Historical journals in the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Historical journals in SORA (80,000 journal articles and monographs documenting… “the history of ornithology in North America over the last 120 years”) and the journals of the open ejournals in the Ornithology Exchange list.

Historical collection of German botanical journals, 1753-1914 (Indexing title pages only).

Old books in the collection at Botanicus.org (Indexing title pages only).

The JSTOR pre-1923 journal articles via the Archive.org mirror.

International Union for Conservation of Nature publication archive (“one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of authoritative publications, reports, guidelines and databases for conservation and sustainable development”)

Of course a searcher will also search across all the other open access content indexed by JURN, open science journals including PLOS, many titles in languages other than English (the latter not covered in this list), and a substantial selection of the larger university full-text repositories.

Also specialist respositories such as Aquatic Commons, Woods Hole Open Access Server (oceanography), and many other suitable subject repositories.

National service archives are also indexed, if substantial. Archives such as the UK Forestry Commission publications, the historical book archive of the U.S. National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service Research Publications archive. JURN also comprehensively covers open journals and repositories on the topic of “fire”, a topic often relevant to forest ecosystems.

Journals that may also be of interest, but which are mostly not indexed by JURN due to their variable paywalls and/or undifferentiated URL structures, are:

Annals of Botany (one year paywall)

Aquatic Biology (two year paywall, open Access from 2014)

Aquatic Microbial Ecology (five year paywall)

Arctic (one year paywall)

Biological Bulletin, The (one year paywall)

Biology Letters (one year paywall)

Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (five year paywall)

Endangered Species Research (four year paywall)

Evolutionary Applications (evolutionary biology, plant and animal adaptations to change)

Ecology and Evolution (all areas of ecology, evolution and conservation science)

FEMS Microbiology Ecology (one year paywall)

Journal of Molluscan Studies (one year paywall)

Journal of Plankton Research (one year paywall)

Journal of Plant Ecology (one year paywall)

Limnology and Oceanography : Methods (five year paywall)

Marine Ecology Progress Series (four year paywall)

Methods in Ecology and Evolution (two year paywall)

Mollusc World (Two year paywall, Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Monash Bioethics Review (two year paywall)

Native Plants Journal (2000-2004 only)

Plant Physiology (one year paywall)

South African Journal of Wildlife Research (two year paywall)

Water Resources Research (two year paywall)

Wild Lands Advocate (three year paywall)

The following hybrid journals, nearly all published by the commercial publisher Springer, are also made available to a JURN search via open-access filtered versions at Paperity:

Alpine Botany
AoB Plants
Arthropod-Plant Interactions
Australasian Plant Pathology
Behavioral Ecology
Biological Invasions
Biology and Fertility of Soils
Biology Letters
Botanical Studies
Botanical Review
Contemporary Problems of Ecology
Coral Reefs
Cultural Studies of Science Education
Ecological Processes
Ecological Research
Economic Botany
Entomological Review
Environmental and Ecological Statistics
Environmental Biology of Fishes
Estuaries and Coasts
Eurasian Soil Science
European Journal of Forest Research
European Journal of Plant Pathology
European Journal of Wildlife Research
European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
Evolutionary Ecology
Evolutionary Intelligence
Fisheries Science
Folia Geobotanica
Frontiers of Forestry in China
Fungal Diversity
Geo-Marine Letters
Helgoland Marine Research
ICES Journal of Marine Science
Ichthyological Research (fishes)
Inland Water Biology
Insectes Sociaux
International Aquatic Research
Journal of Coastal Conservation
Journal of Forest Research
Journal of Forestry Research
Journal of Ichthyology (fishes)
Journal of Insect Behavior
Journal of Insect Conservation
Journal of Mountain Science
Journal of Ocean University of China
Journal of Oceanography
Journal of Pest Science
Journal of Plankton Research
Journal of Plant Biology
Journal of Plant Research
Journal of Soils and Sediments
Landscape and Ecological Engineering
Landscape Ecology
Marine Biodiversity
Maritime Studies
Microbial Ecology
Mine Water and the Environment
Mycological Progress
New Forests
New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science
Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems
Paddy and Water Environment
Plant and Soil
Plant Ecology
Polar Biology
Population Ecology
Proceedings of the Zoological Society
Urban Ecosystems
Russian Journal of Marine Biology
Small-scale Forestry
Systematic Parasitology
Tropical Plant Biology
Wetlands Ecology and Management

This means that OA articles from all the above Paperity Springer titles are now indexed in JURN.

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