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Weed Science Society launches new publication

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is launching a new publication, entitled Invasive Plant Science and Management (IPSM).  It will be peer-reviewed and published quarterly, and focus on fundamental and applied research aspects of invasive plant management.


February 4, 2008
By Weed Science Society of America

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Weed Science Society of American Launches Invasive Plant Science and Management


February 1, 2008

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The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is pleased to announce the launch of Invasive Plant Science and Management (IPSM). This peer-reviewed, quarterly journal will focus on fundamental and applied research about invasive plant biology, ecology, management and restoration of invaded noncrop areas, and educational, sociopolitical, and technical aspects of invasive plant management.

The initial concept of a journal devoted solely to invasive plants began more than three years ago when WSSA established a committee to determine the national interest in a peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of invasive plants. The committee conducted a survey of several professional ecological and plant-oriented societies, Exotic Pest Plant or Invasive Plant Councils, The Nature Conservancy, and federal, state, and local agencies. Of the 793 responses to the survey, more than 90% indicated an interest in the journal, with 62% expressing a strong interest.

Invasive Plant Science and Management will be available in print as well as online and is a benefit of membership in WSSA. Types of articles that will regularly appear in the journal are Research and Education, Case Studies, Reviews, Symposium Papers, and Notes and Commentaries.

The following topics are being solicited for upcoming issues:


The biology and ecology of invasive plants in any noncrop setting; genetics of invasive plants; social, ecological, and economic impacts of invasive plants; design, efficacy, and integration of control tools; land restoration and rehabilitation; effects of management on soil, air, water, and wildlife; scholarship in education, extension, and outreach methods and resources; technology and product reports, mapping and remote sensing, inventory and monitoring; technology transfer tools; and regulatory issues. Those interested in submitting an article may visit ipsm.allentrack.net for contributor instructions.


The WSSA is a non-profit professional society dedicated to promoting research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds, providing science-based information to the public and policy makers, and fostering awareness of weeds and their impact on managed and natural ecosystems. For more information about the society, please visit: www.wssa.net.