Mires and Peat - A joint Journal of IPS and IMCG

"Mires and Peat" is a joint scientific journal of the International Peatland Society and the International Mire Conservation Group. We offer a freely open-access online journal since 2006.

More information: www.mires-and-peat.net


Mires and Peat publishes high-quality peer-reviewed
academic papers on all facets of research relating to mires, peatlands and peat worldwide. It is an open access Internet journal published jointly by the International Mire Conservation Group (IMCG) and the International Peat Society (IPS). There are no publication or subscription charges to authors or readers.

The scope of Mires and Peat encompasses all aspects of peatland science (including social sciences), technology and wise use, including:

  • ecology, hydrology, survey, inventory, classification, functions and values of mires and peatland;
  • role of peatland in the biosphere;
  • scientific, economic and human aspects of the management of peatland for agriculture, forestry, nature conservation, environmental protection, peat extraction and other industrial uses;
  • biological, physical and chemical characteristics of peat; and climate change and peatland

Standard papers, short communications and review articles dealing with these and related topics will be welcomed, along with contributions within the scope of the journal based on the proceedings of conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops. Material from authors and countries whose work would otherwise be inaccessible to the international community is particularly encouraged.


Dr Olivia Bragg
Department of Geography
University of Dundee
United Kingdom

Professor Jack Rieley
Centre for Environmental Management
School of Geography
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom