Conservation Biology

Cover image for Vol. 30 Issue 5

Edited By: Mark A. Burgman

Impact Factor: 4.267

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 6/48 (Biodiversity Conservation); 23/149 (Ecology); 25/225 (Environmental Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1523-1739

Overview


Conservation Biology is the most influential and frequently cited journal in its field. The journal publishes groundbreaking papers and is instrumental in defining the key issues contributing to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity.


Aims and Scope


Conservation Biology welcomes submissions that address the science and practice of conserving Earth's biological diversity. We encourage submissions that emphasize issues germane to any of Earth's ecosystems or geographic regions and that apply diverse approaches to analyses and problem solving. Nevertheless, manuscripts with relevance to conservation that transcend the particular ecosystem, species, or situation described will be prioritized for publication.

The word limit includes all text from the first word of the Abstract through last word of the Literature Cited; it does not include legends for tables and figures or the body of tables. Manuscripts that substantially exceed the word limits specified below will not be sent for review.

1. Contributed Papers (3000-6000 words). Papers that report on original theoretical, empirical, or synthetic research in the natural or social sciences.
2. Research Notes (3000 words). Similar to Contributed Papers, but results and inferences may be more focused or preliminary.
3. Reviews (7500 words). Comprehensive reviews of a given topic.
4. Essays (6000 words). Comparatively speculative yet well-argued and well-documented papers that may offer personal perspectives.
5. Conservation Practice and Policy (5000 words). Papers that describe applications of conservation science to specific goals for management, policy, or education. Papers may address either successful applications or surprising outcomes that provided opportunities for learning.
6. Comments (2000 words). Papers that respond to material previously published in Conservation Biology.
7. Diversity (2000 words). Short opinion pieces on concepts, methods, or applications.
8. Letters (1000 words). Communications regarding topics of immediate interest to readers, including observations on controversial subjects or papers previously published in Conservation Biology.
9. Book Reviews are by invitation only. All books for possible review should be sent directly to Douglas Clark (d.clark@usask.ca).

We encourage authors who are uncertain whether their manuscript is appropriate for Conservation Biology to send a title and abstract to the editor in chief for preliminary evaluation.


Keywords


conservation, biodiversity, biology, ecology, wildlife, plant, species, habitat, environmental, ecosystem, genetics, extinction, ecology


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