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Editorial Workflow ...

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

  1. Generally 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 guest editor within 2 weeks of submission.
  4. Guest editors to send manuscript out to two reviewers within 2 weeks of taking assignment.
  5. Reviewers to complete assessment and return comments to guest editor within 6 weeks.
  6. Guest editors to contact authors with decision within 2 weeks of receiving reviewer comments.
  7. Authors to make revisions and return reworked manuscript to guest editor within 4 weeks.
  8. Guest editors 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 to proof edit and layout the manuscript in galley form within 2 weeks of receipt of appropriately formatted accepted finalized materials. Galley is then sent to guest editor and author for final review prior to publication.
  10. Guest editor and author have 2 weeks to review and return galley edits.
  11. Production staff will then make corrections, conduct a final proof reading, and publish the manuscript within 2 weeks.

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.



Submit a manuscript ...

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.

Submission and Publication Considerations

Formatting Guidelines and Checklist

Sample manuscript

If you have any questions regarding manuscript preparation or submission, please contact keithg@eaglehill.us.


Access Journal Content ...

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.


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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. 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.


Copyright Policy

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.