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The Urban Naturalist

The Urban Naturalist (ISSN # 2328-8965) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original articles focused on all aspects of the natural history sciences as they pertain to urban areas. The journal offers:

• over 20 years of experience by the publisher of consistently providing timely high-quality peer-reviewed research.

• article-by-article online publication for prompt distribution to a global audience. Whenever a manuscript has been peer reviewed and the final galley copy has been approved by the author and editor, it will be immediately published.

• an efficient and responsive review process.

• the expertise to efficiently publish special issue based on a collection of articles-by-invitation or based on conference proceedings. Articles in special issues can be published on an article-by-article basis or they can be held until all articles in the full issue are ready to be published.

• the capability to accommodate publication of a wide range of supplemental files in association with journal articles.

Indexing ... The Urban Naturalist is a young journal whose indexing at this time is by way of author entries in Google Scholar and Researchgate. Its indexing coverage is expected to become comparable to that of the Institute's first 3 journals (Northeastern Naturalist, Southeastern Naturalist, and Journal of the North Atlantic). These 3 journals are included in full-text in BioOne.org and JSTOR.org and are indexed in Web of Science (clarivate.com) and EBSCO.com.

The journal is published by the Eagle Hill Institute, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation of the State of Maine (Federal tax ID # 010379899).

General inquiries about the journal and proposals for special issues should be directed to joerg@eaglehill.us, or to

Urban Naturalist
Eagle Hill Institute, PO Box 9, 59 Eagle Hill Road, Steuben, Maine 04680-0009 USA
207-546-2821 Ext 4; FAX 207-546-3042




Submit a manuscript

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

Submission Guidelines

Formatting Guidelines

If you have questions, please contact one of the Co-Editors

Joscha Beninde

Ian MacGregor-Fors

or the Publisher

Joerg-Henner Lotze


Access Journal Content

The Urban Naturalist is currently offering open access to its contents.


Special Issues


Urban Habitats Archived Content

The Urban Naturalist has grown out of the fertile ground of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's journal Urban Habitats, which is no longer active. We have agreed to steward the archives of all of the past published content of the Urban Habitats, which remains open access. ... Archives


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 are provided a print-quality pdf file of their article with permission to post the file on their personal and their institution’s website.