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Editorial Workflow ...

The Caribbean Naturalist has established the following timeline goals for the review process to help ensure thorough, but timely handling of all submissions.

  1. Within 1 workday of submission, authors sent acknowledgment and request for any missing confirmations or materials.
  2. Review process initiated within 1 workday of receiving all needed confirmations and materials.
  3. Manuscripts assigned and sent to Manuscript Editor within 2 weeks of submission.
  4. Manuscript Editor to send manuscript out to two reviewers within 2 weeks of taking assignment.
  5. Reviewers to complete assessment and return comments to Manuscript Editor within 4 weeks.
  6. Manuscript Editor to contact authors with decision within 2 weeks of receiving reviewer comments.
  7. If revision is requested, authors to make revisions and return reworked manuscript to Manuscript Editor within 4 weeks.
  8. Manuscript Editor to review revised manuscript and either send back to authors for additional revisions or confirm that the manuscript is acceptable for publication and send on to the Production Editor within 2 weeks of receipt of revised manuscript.
  9. Production staff will then process accepted manuscripts in the order they are received. Manuscripts will be copyedited and then laid out in galley form. After an in-house proofreading, the galley proofs are then sent to the Manuscript Editor and authors for review prior to publication.
  10. Manuscript Editor and Author to review and return galley edits within 2 weeks.
  11. Production staff will then make corrections and send authors the pdf reprint within 2 weeks for final review prior to publication.

Thus, if authors promptly make sufficient revisions to address all reviewer concerns without necessitating further rounds of revision and review, manuscripts will generally be published within 6 months or less from the time of submission.




We welcome submissions of manuscripts. Please consider the following guidelines.

Submission guidelines
Formatting guidelines

If you have questions, please contact the Editor

Craig Layman

or the Publisher

Joerg-Henner Lotze


Access journal content

Online access to the Caribbean Naturalist Tables of Contents and abstract pages is available to everyone. Access to the complete contents is available by subscription (LINK).

Special Issues

Photo essays about the Caribbean from the journal, Natural History Now, are mirrored here within the Caribbean Naturalist.

Natural History Now photo essays


Copyright policy

The Eagle Hill Institute reserves the copyright to the content of its journals. Any reproduction in print or electronic format, other than for an individual's own personal and private use, is prohibited without written permission from the Institute.

Authors may post their articles on their personal and their institution’s website.