About Journal

Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity (JWB) is an international, interdisciplinary quarterly journal covering a wide range of topics, from various fields of wildlife ecology and biology to different aspects of biodiversity conservation. JWB is edited by the Arak University, Iran and encourages and welcomes reviews, editorials, original research papers and short notes in the fields of wildlife and biodiversity, written in English, without any geographic limitation. However, contributions covering the Palearctic and Oriental biogeographic regions are particularly encouraged. The journal is devoted to the publication of high quality papers on all aspects of wildlife (marine and terrestrial) biology, particularly ecology, systematic and conservation Quantitative analyses and modelling of animal populations and their habitats are encouraged and have priority.

Open Access Policy

All literature published by JWB is freely accessible by scholars without any payment. We also follow the Budapest Open Access Initiative which can be accessed via the following link:

http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read

License feature:

 Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode"

JWB applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to works we publish. This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited. Based on this  license, others can distribute the article, create abstracts, extracts, revised versions, adaptations or make translation, without permission from the author while crediting the author(s), and any damage to the author's honor or reputation.

Article processing charge (APCs)

JWB use rapid publication system and the average time period from submission to publication ahead is lower than two months. To this aim we sometimes pay for reviewers and our editorial team help authors to enhance the papers English language structure. Meanwhile we never get subsides or any other financial helps from the authorities for publication process. For this reason, from March 2019, we decided to charge Iranian Authors equal with 3500000 Rials mainly for language editing services. Foreign authors will charge just for native language editing service in case. High quality papers will be published free of charge. Half and zero charge is possible for students and authors from developing countries provided the editor in charge's agreement. 

Review process 

As a peer reviewed journal, JWB use a double blind peer review system. Our team of reviewers includes over 65 internal and external reviewers. The average period from submission to first decision in two consecutive years from 2017 to 2019 was 25 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was lower than 45 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in each year was 55 %. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests will asked  notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers will asked to formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. They should indicate in their review process any relevant literature that has not been cited by the authors, anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, and any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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