Instructions to Authors

Applied Ecology and Environmental Research publishes original research papers and review articles (scientific publications). Researchers from all countries are invited to publish ecological, environmental, botanical, zoological or multidisciplinary agricultural research of international interest on its pages. There is no bias with regard to taxon or geographical area. Manuscripts (of scientific publications) should present new scientific findings that have not been published before and are not submitted for publication elsewhere.

Papers must be in English, but short abstracts in other language(s) may be added. All manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two independent referees. Papers accepted for publication by the editorial board are subject to editorial revision.

Public agreement for publishing. 

  1. The authors declare that the submitted manuscript is their own work, which has not been published anywhere else before and that they are not willing to publish it anywhere later.
  2. The authors take responsibility for the content of the publication.
  3. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain written permission for reproducing illustrations or tables from other published material.
  4. The authors and the journal agree that the journal publish the reviewed and accepted manuscript after technical construction in electronic form.
  5. The authors and the journal agree not to lay any claim to financial demand, except in the case of conditional acceptance, when the author may bear the financial burdens of technical editing and publication or other expert service as an expertise fee.
  6. The authors can ask for amendment or errata related to the publication, which will be published in the subsequent edition of the journal or as an electronic appendix in maximum one page. Other additions or remarks to the article after publication will be judged by the Editorial Board.
  7. The authors will transfer copyright to the publisher of AEER. 
  8. This agreement for publication will become lawful on the authors’ side from submitting the manuscript, on the journal’s side from the announcement of the publication’s acceptance. In the case this procedure occurs through electronic channels, this agreement is valid without an additional signed copy. 
Reviewing Process

The full reviewing process is made up of the following parts:
  1. Pre-review (selection and classification)
  2. Linguistic, structural and scientific methodological review, plagiarism check (CrossCheck/iThenticate)
  3. Expert review
All submitted manuscripts are pre-reviewed within 1 months generally. During the pre-reviewing process they are classified into 5 categories, as follows:
Developed Countries  Developing Countries
Basic Priority EUR 900 EUR 850
Low Priority EUR 700  EUR 650
Medium Priority EUR 500 EUR 450
High Priority Free of charge Free of charge
Top Priority Free of charge Free of charge
                A discount is valid if at least one of the authors are from a developing country (countries outside the USA, Canada, European Union, Australia, New
                 Zealand, Japan or South Korea). In case of  Conference Special Issues the fee of publication is 850 EUR/accepted manuscript.  All indicated values are
                 net amounts, therefore in case of Hungarian  payers and EU payers with no EU VAT (value-added tax) number, a VAT of 27% will be added to the amount.
                 In all other cases VAT is 0%.

Confidentiality of the Reviewing Process.

All manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two independent referees in a secret way. The evaluation is based on a standardized questionary form. During the reviewing process the names of the authors and referees are treated with strict confidence, these are only known by the editor-in-chief, and the managing technical editor. The names of authors and referees are unknown by each other or any other member of the Editorial Board except for the acting editors. The names of authors remain in secrecy in the case of rejection. The names of referees are not revealed afterwards even in the case of acceptance or rejection. The public information service of submitted manuscripts are managed anonymously.

Submission of manuscripts.
To ensure rapid publication, manuscripts should be submitted in final, "ready to publish" version (edited with the file based on the instructions) in electronic format (preferably *.doc format) as an attached document, e-mailed to:

In the case of multiple authors, the corresponding author should be indicated. Authors will be notified of acceptance, rejection or need for revision only in our homepage based on registration numbers (in the Manuscript Status file). Manuscripts will not be returned to the author unless specifically requested, or unless reviewers have provided annotations that will be useful to the author.  In case the submitted manuscript is not precisely edited as "ready to publish", we may make minor corrections instead of the authors, but we do not take responsibility for any mistakes. We do not use an automatic galley-proof reading process.  

In the case of Top or High Priority manuscripts, Applied Ecology and Environmental Research is a totally Free and Open Access journal (neither the Authors nor the Readers have to pay any fee or compensation.)  

For detailed information please visit  Preparation of Manuscipts.