Mires and Peat is a peer-reviewed e-journal focusing specifically on mires, peatlands and peat. As a truly “free-to-users” publication (i.e. NO CHARGES to authors OR readers), it is immediately accessible to readers and potential authors worldwide. It is published jointly by the International Peatland Society (IPS) and the International Mire Conservation Group (IMCG).

Mires and Peat is indexed by Thomson Reuters Web of Science (2017 Impact Factors: 1.326 [two-year] and 1.638 [five-year]), Elsevier Scopus, EBSCO Environment Complete, CABI Abstracts, CSA Proquest (including their Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts ASFA, Ecology, Entomology, Animal Behavior, Aqualine and Pollution databases) and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Mires and Peat also participates in the CABI Full Text Repository, and subscribes to the Portico E-journal Preservation Service (LTPA).

Mires and Peat publishes high-quality research papers on all aspects of peatland science, technology and wise use, including:

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

Short communications and review articles on these and related topics will also be considered; and suggestions for occasional special issues of the Journal (focusing on, for example, research methods or 'hot topics' in peatland research), will be welcomed. The submission of material by authors and from countries whose work would otherwise be inaccessible to the international community is particularly encouraged.