Journal Information

Landscape Online is a self-published peer reviewed open access journal, associated to the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE). Publishing Editor is the German chapter IALE-D with support of IALE-Europe and ialeUK.  

Landscape Online is based on Open Journal Systems (OJS), developed by Public Knowledge Project (PKP), hosted by Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) at Freie Universität Berlin. All published articles are archived in the German National Library.

Landscape Online was founded in 2007, originating in the idea to provide young scholars the opportunity for online publications. In the meanwhile the plattform has etablished with frequent publications, open for all landscape ecologists, other scientists and practitioners interested in landscape research to disseminate research of inter- and/or transdisciplinary approaches. Still, we keep tradition and promote young scholars. Therefore we provide support for first time publications, and the opportunity to participate in our 'tandem reviews', to enhance own scientific writing skills while learning the reviewer perspective. 

Open Access Policy

All articles published in Landscape Online are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license ( Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute and/or copy the content, even commercially, as long as the original authors and source are cited. For more information read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code.

Articles and contents (e. g. figures) can be reprinted if the following credit is given:
Article printed under Creative Commons Lizenz CC BY 4.0: [Name of Authors]. [Year]. [Title]. Landscape Online [Vol.] [DOI] - e. g.: Felix Müller, Rudolf de Groot, Louise Willemen. 2011. Ecosystem Services at the Landscape Scale: the Need for Integrative Approaches. Landscape Online 23, DOI:10.3097/LO.201023

Thus, Landscape Online agrees upon the Berlin declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge and grant all users "a free, irrevocable, worldwide, right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship [...], as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use." (The Berlin declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge of 22 October 2003)

If you have any questions regarding our licensing system please do not hesitate to contact our Editorial Management.