"The discipline of conservation biology defines the scope of the journal, but it is also true that the journal has played an influential role in defining conservation biology."
- Stanley A. Temple, SCB President ('91-'93)
Since the inception of Conservation Biology in 1987, the journal has published groundbreaking papers and has been instrumental in defining issues that contribute to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity. Consistent with the mission and goals of the Society, the journal promotes the highest standards of quality and ethics in conservation research and encourages communication of results to facilitate their application to management, policy, and education.
Conservation Biology (ISSN 0888-8892) is published six times a year (February, April, June, August, October, December) by Wiley-Blackwell. The journal has robust submission rates, and rigorous review and revision processes ensure that accepted papers are of high quality and clarity. In 2010, its impact factor, a measure of the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a given period, rose two-tenths to 4.89. Impact factor reflects data over a three-year period and can be interpreted as the number of times an article is cited in the two years following its publication. The number of article downloads in 2010 exceeded 771,000.
According to the 2010 Journal Citation Report from Thomson Reuters, Conservation Biology ranked
- 2nd among 33 in journals that focus on biodiversity conservation
- 15th among 29 in journals with an ecological focus
- 7th among 192 in journals with an environmental science focus
Such high rankings across multiple disciplines affirm Conservation Biology as one of the most respected scientific journals in the field and reflect the work of a dedicated and talented editorial board.
Manuscript Submissions: 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. The conservation relevance of articles published in Conservation Biology transends the particular ecosystem, species, and situation described.
The journal is indexed or abstracted by more than 45 services, including BIOSIS, Biology Digest, General Science Abstracts, General Science Index, Geo Abstracts, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences, Research Alert, and SciSearch.
Subscription Information: Members of the Society may subscribe to Conservation Biology at steeply discounted rates. Online subscriptions for members from developing countries are free with membership. Institutional subscriptions to Conservation Biology are managed by Wiley-Blackwell. Print and online subscriptions are available.
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