How to publish a peer-reviewed research paper from integrative landscape research


  • B. Tress
  • G. Tress
  • G. Fry


Publishing is an important aspect of communication in the sciences and contributes to its progress. Researchers involved in integrative landscape research perceive it to be more difficult to publish integrative studies than disciplinary studies. Therefore, the objective of this chapter is to provide guidelines for writing and publishing a research paper in a peer-reviewed journal or as a chapter in a book series. The chapter focuses on young researchers working on integrative landscape topics. The chapter is divided into two sections: the preparation of a research paper and the editorial and peer-review process. In the first part, a roadmap guides the researcher through each step involved in paper preparation and writing. The second part discusses the roles of the editor, referees and publisher and describes the editorial and peer-review process. The chapter concludes with guidelines for successful publication, from preparation to acceptance.