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Geographical region covered - The Urban Naturalist covers all aspects of the natural history sciences of urban and suburban areas worldwide.
Manuscript subject matter - The journal welcomes manuscripts based on original field research and observation as well as research summaries and general interest articles on topics of significance to field biologists worldwide. Subject areas include, but are not limited to, field ecology, biology, behavior, biogeography, restoration ecology, wildlife and fisheries management, taxonomy, evolution, anatomy, physiology, geology, and related fields as they occur in urban settings. Strictly lab, modeling, and simulation studies on natural history aspects of urban areas, without any field component, will also be considered for publication as long as the research has direct and clear significance to field naturalists and the manuscript discusses these implications.
Special issues - The Urban Naturalist welcomes proposals for special issues that are based on a series of invitational articles or on conference proceedings. Special issue editors can rely on the journal staff’s years of experiences in efficiently handling most details relating to the publication of special issues.
We welcome your submission to the journal. Before sending in a manuscript, please view the Range and Scope page of this site to be sure the topic is suitable for consideration. Also, authors should carefully read the formatting and procedural guidelines in the following documents and refer to the sample article for a model of what is generally expected in terms of formatting.
If you have any questions regarding manuscript preparation or submission, please contact email@example.com.
To help maximize exposure for this new journal, the Urban Naturalist is currently offering open access to its content. Just click on the links below.
The Urban Naturalist has grown out of the fertile ground of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's journal Urban Habitats, which is no longer active. As such, we have agreed to steward the archives of all of the past published content of the Urban Habitats, which remains open access. While we will soon migrate the content on to our site, for now, you can still access those articles on the still extant Urban Habitats site.
The publisher, Eagle Hill Institute, reserves the copyright to all its publications. Any reproduction, other than for an individual's own personal and private use, or distribution of journal content is prohibited without written permission from Eagle Hill Institute.
Authors of articles published in the Urban Naturalist are allowed to post the pdf reprints of their articles on their own website, as well as personally distribute copies to their colleagues, provided they do so along with a clear statement of the Institute's copyright policy as stated above.