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Frontiers of Biogeography (FoB) is the scientific journal of the International Biogeography Society.  The society launched FoB to provide an independent forum for biogeographical science, with the academic standards expected of a journal operated by and for an academic society.

Key points:

  • FoB offers a Gold-standard Open Access peer review journal, operated on a not-for-profit basis and published via the eScholarship (University of California) platform.
  • FoB has migrated (October, 2017) to a newly enhanced platform, which includes fully searchable text, social media interfaces, direct dissemination efforts to biogeographers and greatly enhanced visibility through the standard search engines.
  • FoB publishes both original research articles and a variety of other forms of article, consistent with the expanded array of article types and styles of contemporary science publishing.
  • FoB offers a rigorous, fast, flexible and supportive review process and encourages submissions from all branches and schools of thought within biogeography.
  • All articles published are open access. The publication costs are ~1/10th of the costs for open access in for profit journals, and complete cost waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis.  See an outline of costs below.
  • Full intellectual property rights are maintained by the authors.
  • The IBS highlights the work of early career scientists through society awards.

Exciting plans are developing for the journal!  Look for information regarding the relaunch this coming soon, and check out the recent editorial below by the Editors-in-Chief.

Read how the landscape of publishing is changing biogeography

Overview of Fees

Note:  There are no charges for submitting an article, the fees below are for accepted articles. Ability to pay will have no bearing on acceptance for publication.

Fees for Publication:

  • Advertisements:  Free
  • Invited articles:  Free
  • Commentaries, workshop/symposium summaries and thesis abstracts:  Free
  • Research letters, opinions, perspectives, toolbox, data and reviews:  150 USD

Note:  Publication costs may be totally or partially waived for researchers with no or little access to funds, at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief (on request).

Note: There are no charges for submitting an article, the fees below are for accepted articles. Ability to pay will have no bearing on acceptance for publication.

  • Advertisements:  50 USD
  • Invited articles:  Free
  • Commentaries, workshop/symposium summaries and thesis abstracts:  100 USD
  • Research letters, opinions, perspectives, toolbox, data and reviews:  300 USD

Note:  Publication costs may be totally or partially waived for researchers with no or little access to funds, at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief (on request)

Please select the article type from the drop down list and click ‘Add to cart’

Type of Article

Editorial/Contact Info


Joaquín Hortal

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Spain
macroecology; community ecology; island biogeography; insect ecology; biodiversity

Alycia L. Stigall @alycia_stigall

Ohio University, USA
paleobiology; biogeography; paleoecology; invasions; marine invertebrates

Cascade Sorte @CascadeJBS

University of California, Irvine, USA
marine ecology; global change; invasions

Michael N Dawson @MNDlab

University of California, Merced, USA
marine; population genetics; phylogeography; genomics; islands; community ecology

Richard Field @r_field1

University of Nottingham, UK
biodiversity; biogeography; macroecology; island biogeography; gradients; conservation

Associate Editors:

Jan Beck

University of Basel, Switzerland & University of Colorado Boulder, USA
biodiversity; macroecology; abundance & distribution; assemblages; gradients; modelling; informatics & statistics

Chris Burridge
University of Tasmania, Australia
marine; biogeography; population genetics; landscape genetics; molecular phylogenetics

Marcus V. Cianciaruso
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil
community ecology; functional ecology; biodiversity; traits; phylogeny; environment; scales

Regan Early
University of Exeter, Centre for Ecology and Evolution, UK
species range shifts; invasive species; biotic interactions; crop pests

Roy Erkens
Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
plant systematics; biogeography; speciation; molecular phylogenetics; Neotropics

Kenneth Feeley @kjfeeley
University of Miami, USA
tropical ecosystems; plant species distributions; diversity patterns; forest dynamics; species range shifts

Susanne Fritz
Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt, Germany
evolutionary biology; macroevolution; diversity patterns; niche evolution; diversification; trait evolution

Dan Gavin
University of Oregon, USA
paleoecology (vegetation & ecosystems); Pleistocene refugia; western North America; Southeast Asia

Lawrence R. Heaney

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA
islands; Philippines; mammals; historical biogeography; elevational diversity gradients; island biogeography theory

Matthew J. Heard
Belmont University, USA
extinction; plants; animals; species invasions; infectious disease; climate change; evolution; science policy & communication

Xiaolei Huang
Biological Control Research Institute, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
biodiversity patterns; ecology; evolution; phylogenetics; genomics; bioinformatics

David G. Jenkins
University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
metacommunity ecology; macroecology; dispersal; diversity; distributions; local-regional; wetlands

Sally A. Keith

Lancaster University, UK

book reviews; coral reefs; marine biogeography; dispersal; interactions

Frank A. La Sorte
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, USA
macroecology; biogeography; global change; conservation; birds

Richard Ladle
Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil and Oxford University, UK
conservation biogeography; islands

Jonathan Lenoir @EkoLogit
Université de Picardie Jules Verne (CNRS-UPJV), France
climate change; macroecology; species redistribution

Mark V. Lomolino
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, USA
biogeography; ecology; evolution; conservation; islands; mountains; fragments

Carsten Meyer @carstmey
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Germany
biodiversity data; land use; conservation biogeography; macroecological patterns and drivers; human macroecology; species distributions; monitoring; productivity

Willem Renema
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands
marine biodiversity; foraminifera; coral reef ecosystems; paleoecology; global change; Cenozoic diversity patterns

Núria Roura-Pascual
Universitat de Girona, Spain
conservation; biogeography; ecology; governance; public understanding of science

Lauren Schiebelhut @LMSchiebelhut
University of California, Davis, USA
marine; population genetics; genomics; dispersal; echinoderms

Spyros Sfenthourakis
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
island biogeography; terrestrial invertebrates; Mediterranean; phylogeography

Tara M. Smiley @taramagnolia
Indiana University, USA
paleoecology; biogeography; paleobiology; landscape dynamics; stable isotopes; mammals

Christoph Thebaud
University of Toulouse, France
community assembly; evolutionary dynamics; speciation; plants; birds; islands; hybrid zones; Indian Ocean; Pyrenees; New Guinea; molecular systematics; population genetics

Peter Unmack
University of Canberra, Australia
freshwater; phylogeography; phylogeny; historical biogeography; SNPs; deserts; spring ecosystems

Marten Winter
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany
macroecology; mammals; conservation; wildlife ecology; invasions; policy

Alexandra Zieritz
University of Nottingham, UK, Malaysia
freshwater; invertebrates; tropics; Asia; invasion; conservation

Advisory Board:

David J. Currie
Biology Department, University of Ottawa, Canada
macroecology; biodiversity; climate; species distributions; prediction

Carsten Rahbek
Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Natural History Museum of Denmark
macroecology; community ecology; biogeography; conservation; biodiversity

David M. Richardson
Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany & Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
macroecology; mammals; conservation; wildlife ecology; invasions; policy

Robert J. Whittaker
School of Geography & the Environment, University of Oxford, UK
island biogeography; macroecology; conservation biogeography; scale; diversity theory

Ex Officio
IBS Vice President for Public Affairs & Communications