Editor of Ecosystem Health and Sustainability says website hasn’t been updated recently
The journal Ecosystem Health and Sustainability (EHS) has an enviable roster of high-profile scientists on its editorial board, including noted biologist Paul Ehrlich, an emeritus professor at Stanford University, and Jerry Franklin, an ecosystem analyst at University of Washington, Seattle.
Stories like this reinforce that researchers cannot rely upon a publication’s claimed list of prestigious editors to assess whether the title is questionable. The assessment of a publisher needs to look beyond their online claims and not rely on black/white lists. We have included links to nine related items.
Their names ended up on the journal’s masthead, along with many others, when the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Ecological Society of China (ESC) jointly launched EHS 6 years ago. But that collaboration has ended, and several scientists contacted by Science were unaware EHS still bills them as “international advisors” or “subject editors.” Such padding can make a journal look more prestigious than it is—and help it qualify for an impact factor, crucial for attracting submissions.