"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)
Conservation Biology (ISSN 0888-8892) is published six times a year (February, April, June, August, October, December) by Wiley. The journal has robust submission rates, and rigorous review and revision processes ensure that accepted papers are of high quality and clarity.
Journal Metrics: In 2016, its impact factor, a measure of the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a given period, was 4.842. 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.
According to the 2016 Journal Citation Report from Thomson Reuters, Conservation Biology's impact factor ranked:
- 5th among 53 in journals that focus on biodiversity and conservation and
- 19th among 153 in journals with an ecological focus.
Conservation Biology's h5 index is 51. This h5 index ranks 6th among 20 in biodiversity and conservation biology journals. Its cited half-life of >10 also indicates that many papers published in Conservation Biology continue to be cited even 10 years after their original publication.
Conservation Biology has a CiteScore of 5.04. CiteScore is the average number of citations received in a calendar year by all items published in that journal in the preceding three years. This CiteScore ranks:
- 5th among 109 journals with an environmental science focus and
- 8th among 291 journals with an ecological focus.
Such impressive statistics and 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 transcends 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.
Peerage of Science: A different kind of peer review system. Authors decide the REVIEW deadlines and anonymity settings, validated peers decide themselves whether to peer review (Open Engagement), and peer reviews themselves are judged and scored by peers to increase and quantify the quality of peer reviewing work. You can use this link to submit a manuscript FOR REVIEW THROUGH Peerage of Science so that it's reserved for consideration by Conservation Biology.
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.
Accessing Journal Content: SCB members who subscribe to Conservation Biology can access journal content online via their SCB member homepage or through the Conservation Biology page in the Wiley-Blackwell Online Library (enter your SCB username and password).
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Subscription Questions: Please direct general questions about Conservation Biology and about undelivered issues to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Society will replace undelivered issues of Conservation Biology if the claim is filed within 90 days of the last day of the issue month for subscribers in the United States and within six months for subscribers outside the United States. Claims after this date are accepted only under special circumstances and usually require purchase of a back issue.
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