Frequently Asked Questions

Viridis or other accessible color ramps for figures can be used when possible. It is an addition to R that can be downloaded from the below link

Viridis color ramps are not only aesthetically very nice, they are designed to still be interpretable when printed in greyscale, and are interpretable to end users with various types of color blindness. You can make your figures prettier AND more accessible to people with disabilities just by adding a call to viridis. 

A good title and abstract may be the difference between when  a reader clicks on your paper or they just keep scrolling.

Wiley has compiled author tools to improve your paper content. For general tips on how to prepare an article, please visit:

What makes a good title:

What makes a good abstract:

Certainly. We can make a blog post with a link to your video and your article, or we can share via our twitter or facebook accounts. Tips on how to make a video abstract can be found here:

The editorial office hand edits every manuscript that is accepted for publication. Therefore, the accepted manuscript needs to be converted to word / open office / neo office / RTF or similar formats. Here is some examples of links that may help you covert your paper:,,,


One of the key factors in sustaining long-term usage for your research is through search engine optimization (SEO). Pay particular attention to your title and abstract and use keywords. Learn more here.

It should be fine to publish press material once the article has been published online on WOL.
I’ve just included this link for your reference which offers general guidelines on Wiley’s Embargo Policy. 

Yes. Every issue has a photo cover from one of the authors included in that issue. We are looking for colour photos that may be associated with your article, either your study organism or perhaps a picture from the field where the study was done. When sending photos, please make sure that you took the picture yourself or if you have permission from the photographer to use it freely. The image will be distributed according to CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported. Please also note that the photo must be sharp and of high enough resolution. It must be 300 dpi at a full journal page. We take the liberty of choosing a picture that works for the lay out of the cover. Please send suggested covers to ecography [at] oikosoffice [dot] lu [dot] se

After 12 months you may post an accepted version of your article on your home page, university page etc. Here is a summary of the Wiley embargo policy:

There is a 24 hour-minimum embargo on all unpublished articles. Essentially, this means that once Wiley has released the article to the media for the purpose of compiling press releases, they are then not permitted to release these press releases until 00:01 on the day which the article appears live on Wiley Online Library.

You can read more on the embargo in our Ecxlusive Licence Form:

When you have a paper where you wish to pay for open access (=online open) then send an email to this customer service address: cs-onlineopen [at] wiley [dot] com - with the following information:

Tell them you need an Ecography article invoiced for OnlineOpen. Please be sure to provide as much information as possible about the article, including:

Article title, article ID, DOI, author name and email, and, if available, billing information.

You can share our face book posts or tweets within your social net work for the posts that mention your article. You can also contribute to our blog by sharing the story behind your article, make a video of for e.g. you doing field work, or let a colleague interview you. That video can then be posted via our you tube channel. You can also make a press release via your University and send us the link so that we can share that among our readers. If you have any other ideas of how you would like to promote your article, please contact the editorial office (ecography [at] oikosoffice [dot] lu [dot] se).

Yes, you can. The current fee for OnlineOpen is $2000, but the fee can often be covered by your funder or institution.  Via Wiley we collaborate with many of the large funding bodies and institutions worldwide, e.g. RCUK and Max Planck. For a list of collaborators please click here

Normally you should have a decision within two-three months. We always try to keep handling time to a minimum, but sometime it takes a bit longer to get the  quality referee reports we want to make a decision.

After acceptance it normally takes 4-6 weeks for editing, type setting and corrections until a manuscript is live on early view at Wiley.

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