International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 575

IJBC - Instructions for Authors

The International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation covers all areas of biodiversity and conservation of the natural environment such as climate change, Marine biodiversity and conservation, pollution and impact of human impact on the environment, green technology and environmental conservation, health environment and sustainable development and others, the use of information technology and its applications in environmental management.
 
Types of Articles
The journal welcomes submission of full-length research articles, short communications and review articles. In addition, the journal also welcomes letters to the editor and commentaries.
 
Preparing Your Manuscript
 
Title
The title phrase should be brief.
List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name).
Affiliations of authors (department and institution).
Emails and phone numbers.
 
Abstract
The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. The keywords should be less than 10.
 
Abbreviations
Standard abbreviations should be used all through the manuscript. The use of non-standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be well-defined in the text following their first use.
 
The Introduction
The statement of the problem should be stated in the introduction in a clear and concise manner.
 
Materials and methods
Materials and methods should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the experiments.
 
Results and discussion
Results and discussion maybe combined into a single section. Results and discussion may also be presented separately if necessary.
 
Tables and figures
Tables should be kept to a minimum.
Tables should have a short descriptive title.
The unit of measurement used in a table should be stated.
Tables should be numbered consecutively.
Tables should be organized in Microsoft Word or Excel spreadsheet.
Figures/Graphics should be prepared in GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint.
Tables and Figures should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.
 
Disclosure of conflict of interest
Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the study.
 
Acknowledgments
Acknowledgement of people, funds etc should be brief.
                                
References
References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. DOIs links to referenced articles should be stated wherever available. Names of journals should be presented in full and not abbreviated.
 
Examples:
 
Ghosh S., Kihyun K. & Bhattacharya R. (2010). A survey on house sparrow population decline at Bandel, West Bengal, India. Journal of the Korean Earth Science Society 31: 448-453.
 
Khera N., Das A., Srivastava S. & Jain S. (2010). Habitat wise distribution of the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) in Delhi, India. Urban Ecosystems. 13: 147 – 152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11252-009-0109-8
 
Okello, M. M., Kiringe, J. W., Warinwa, F., Kenana, L., Massawe, E., Kanga, E., Muruthi, P., Bakari, S., Sitati, N. W., Ndambuki, S., Gichohi, N., Kimutai, D., Mwita, M., Muteti, D., & Maliti, H. (2015). Status and population trend of the common eland in the Kenya – Tanzania borderland: 2010 and 2013 survey analysis. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 7(4), 254-266. https://doi.org/10.5897/IJBC2014.0796
 
Shaw L.M., Chamberlain D. & Evans M. (2008). The house sparrow, Passer domesticus in urban areas: Reviewing a possible link between post-decline distribution and human socioeconomic status. Journal of Ornithology 149: 293-299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-008-0285-y
 
 
Acceptance Certificate
Authors are issued an Acceptance Certificate for manuscripts that have been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.
 
Before Submission