This hasn’t been officially announced yet, but I learned about it last week and it’s not really a secret given that Nature is already advertising for editors (here and here) for a new journal whose description is in the second ad:
Nature Ecology and Evolution — the latest member of the Nature family — will be published from January 2017, and we are now looking for editors to complete its launch team. The journal will publish the most significant research across the breadth of whole-organism and environmental biology, and will bring together all of the sub-disciplines of ecology and evolution, including palaeontology, molecular evolution and conservation biology.
We are now recruiting scientists from ecology- and evolution-related disciplines to become Associate or Senior Editors. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to help shape and launch a new academic journal. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant discipline, and preferably postdoctoral experience, with a strong research record.
This will be a must-read journal for those of us in the field, and it’s also an opportunity for those interested in editing a good journal to apply for jobs now.