Oikos has a new EiC, Dries Bonte. In an editorial, this and other major developments are described including some of the new philosophy and current goals for Oikos.
Dries in action… likely calling authors to tell them the good news.
Here is a brief summary of the changes (but I leave the thunder to the editorial).
The editorial team, inclusively, will write editorials as frequently as we can to highlight papers illustrating effective synthesis.
Oikos is moving all handling to ScholarOne Manuscripts to speed things up and ensure that reviews are never lost.
There are now 50 handling editors and profiles (including some amusing pics) are listed on the Oikos website.
Currently, Oikos publishes approximately 15% of all submissions.
As a first examplar of insights into Oikos synthesis, the spatial ecology papers in that issue are described highlighting the novel elements.