ESR - About the Journal

General

 

Endangered Species Research (ESR) has grown dynamically and is recognised as a central journal in this vital field. With its Editorial Board of acknowledged experts from around the world, it attracts papers on a wide range of subjects and species. It publishes Research Articles, Reviews, and Notes, as well as Comments/Reply Comments, Theme Sections and Opinion Pieces. (For more details see Guidelines for Authors).

 

Like all Inter-Research journals, ESR maintains the highest scientific standands in both manuscript review and production. All articles are published online with author-funded Open Access. Fees are very reasonable and special support can be applied for by authors from poorer countries (see below). The ISI Impact Factor is 1.325 and Scimago ranks ESR in the first quartile in the categories 'Ecology' and 'Nature and Landscape Conservation'. ESR's strong presence in the Social Media is demonstrated by unusually high Altmetric scores -- e.g. research articles in the latest two volumes completed have an average score of 26, putting them among the 'top 5% of all research outputs'. Visit ESR on Facebook

 

History

 

ESR was founded in 2004 by leading ecologist Professor Otto Kinne as a major stage for publications on the ecology of endangered life, its requirements for survival, and its protection.

 

Aim

 

ESR aims at providing the knowledge needed for practising human stewardship. Human stewardship is one of the noblest duties of humanity and one of the greatest challenges to science. And it is a primary prerequisite for long-term survival of our species, Homo sapiens.

 

Effective stewardship can be achieved only if many people become actively involved, including people outside the scientific community. While insisting on scientific principles, ESR will help to motivate and inform individuals and groups who are prepared to participate in supporting endangered life.

 

Scope

 

ESR is international and interdisciplinary. It covers all endangered forms of life on Earth, the threats faced by species and their habitats and the necessary steps that must be undertaken to ensure their conservation. ESR publishes high quality contributions reporting research on all species (and habitats) of conservation concern, whether they be classified as Near Threatened or Threatened (Endangered or Vulnerable) by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) or highlighted as part of national or regional conservation strategies. Submissions on all aspects of conservation science are welcome.

 

We especially invite contributions that synthesise key areas. Suggestions for Theme Sections on emerging topics of importance are invited. All submitted manuscripts will be subject to a thorough review process involving at least three reviewers. Current acceptance rates are about 50%.

 

Please submit manuscripts through the online management system or via e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief via the ESR Managing Editor (for details consult GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS).

 

Criticism and advice are invited (address to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Brendan J. Godley B.J.Godley(at)exeter.ac.uk).

 


 

Production schedule

 

ESR volumes are built online, with articles appearing as soon as editorial modifications are approved by the authors. Production time (final acceptance to online publication) is 6-7 weeks. 

 

ESR encourages and facilitates the incorporation of essential supplementary material –– such as movies or oversize tables, figures or mathematics –– to assist authors in more effectively transmitting their research results.

 

High quality color illustrations are welcome and will be published without extra charge.

 


 

Conflicts of interest

 

Authors, Reviewers and Editors must disclose relationships (e.g. financial, economic, institutional) that may affect the integrity of the scientific process.

 


 

Open Access

 

ESR is published entirely Open Access using the Creative Commons by Attribution (CC-BY) Licence. The fees are:

 

Articles submitted before 1 April 2017:
€1050 for articles of 1–8 published pages*, €1350 for 9–14 pages, and €1550 for >14 pages.

Articles submitted on or after 1 April 2017:
€1300 for articles of 1–8 published pages*, €1600 for 9–14 pages, and €1800 for >14 pages.

 

Tax information: for purchases in the European Union, the VAT number of the paying institution must be provided, otherwise VAT will be added at the standard rate for the country of the purchaser. For Germany, VAT at 19% will always be added.

 

Fee waiver: Authors of studies originating from countries where limited funds are available for Open Access fees can request to have the OA fee reduced or waived. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will require the provision to Inter-Research of specific funding and other resourcing information related to the study. In general a study must have been funded to at least 50% by a country eligible for the Research4Life program or classified by the World Bank as low or lower-middle income. Please apply to acceptance(at)int-res.com before submitting your manuscript.

 

Only articles clearly marked with "CC BY" in the top right corner of the front page are published with the Creative Commons by Attribution Licence. The CC-BY option was not available for Inter-Research journals before 1 April 2013. Articles marked "Open Access" or "Free Access" but not marked "CC BY" are made freely accessible to all users at the time of publication but are subject to standard copyright law regarding reproduction and distribution.

 

*As a rough guide, 1 published page = 2 to 3 manuscript pages

 

 

Access information

 

ESR is fully Open Access (author-pays model). 

All ESR articles are available online and are freely accessible to all users. As from Volume 29 (2015/16), the print version has been discontinued. Thus subscriptions are no longer available.

Back print issues are available for substantially reduced prices; for details write to the publisher.