**COVID-19: Notification of delays to publication**
Dear authors, and the scientific community at large,
Our printers, who do an excellent job typesetting and producing our articles, are suspending their business from 17.00 Wednesday 25.03.2020 for the period of the Level-4 shutdown of New Zealand. We will therefore not be in a position to complete the publishing process of any accepted articles, and 44(2): the July issue of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology may be delayed. During this hiatus we will make online early versions of articles available: these are articles that have been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but have not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process. This will mean that there may be differences between this version and the Version of Record for articles in 44(2).
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused by this hiatus, in particular to those authors whose articles have been accepted and the publication of which will be delayed until a change in the status of COVID-19 in New Zealand.
To all authors who still wish to submit their articles; although we cannot publish for a short period, we still welcome submissions and will review, and prepare accepted articles for typesetting as and when article production can recommence.
We thank everyone for their patience, and look forward to soon recommencing publishing inspiring scientific works on studies on New Zealand ecology.
George Perry (Chief Editor) and James Brock (Technical Editor)
2018 Journal Impact Factor 1.447 (Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science Group)
The New Zealand Journal of Ecology is a peer-reviewed journal publishing ecological research relevant to New Zealand/Aotearoa and the South Pacific. It has been published since 1952 (as a 1952 issue of New Zealand Science Review and as the Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society until 1977). The Journal is published by the New Zealand Ecological Society and is covered by Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Science, GEOBASE, Geo Abstracts, Google Scholar and Web of Knowledge.