VCS launch Special Collection on "classification and diversity of European forests and forest fringes"

12 October 2023

In collaboration with the European Vegetation Survey, Vegetation Classification and Survey has launched a Special Collection dedicated to the classification and diversity of European forests and forest fringes.

Edited by Idoia Biurrun, Pavel Novák and Wolfgang Willner, the collection welcomes both original research papers and review papers from local to continental.

Presenters at the 31st conference of the European Vegetation Survey in Rome are especially welcome to submit papers related to their presentations, but the Special Collection is open to any paper fitting its scope.

The publication of the collection is scheduled for issue 5 of VCS in 2024, but papers with longer peer-review process might be published in VCS issue 6, in 2025.


  • 15 October 2023: Submit your abstract to Idoia Biurrun ( The abstract must follow the VCS Author Guidelines.
  • 31 October 2023: Authors will be notified whether their planned work is eligible for submission.
  • 31 December 2023: Submission of invited papers. Non-invited manuscripts might also be considered on a one-by-one basis.

Manuscripts will undergo a double-blind peer review process and be published on a one-by-one basis once accepted. For more information, see the full announcement for the new special collection.


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