About the Journal
Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity (JWB) ((ISSN:2588-3526) ) is an international, interdisciplinary quarterly journal covering a wide range of topics, from various fields of wildlife ecology and biology to different aspects of biodiversity conservation. JWB was founded by Dr. Morteza Naderi in 2017 at Arak University, Iran. We encourage and welcome reviews, editorials, original research papers, and short notes in the fields of wildlife and biodiversity, written in English, without any geographic limitation. However, contributions covering the Palearctic and Oriental biogeographic regions are particularly encouraged. The journal is devoted to the publication of high-quality papers on all aspects of wildlife (marine and terrestrial) biology, particularly ecology, systematic, and conservation Quantitative analyses and modeling of animal populations and their habitats are encouraged and have priority.
Open Access Policy
All literature published by JWB is freely accessible by scholars without any payment. We also follow the Budapest Open Access Initiative which can be accessed via the following link:
Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode"
JWB applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license to the works we publish. This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited. Based on this license, others can distribute the article, create abstracts, extracts, revised versions, adaptations, or make translations, without permission from the author while crediting the author(s), and any damage to the author's honour or reputation.
Article processing charges (APCs)
Article Publication Charges
Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, was free of charge from 2017 to Dec. 2022. Regarding the financial independence of the journal, and covering various expenses like editorial board services, English editing services, page design, DOIs, and mass emails ... we agreed to apply for APC in January 2023. Therefore we will apply for APC in Jan. 2023. Please consider that our team needs to work many hours every day to manage all processes of the publication from submission to final publication.
Based on the editorial decision, high-quality papers can benefit from a full waiver (Both Iranians and other nationalities). Iranian authors will be charged 4500000Rls as a publication fee and English editing services by the journal editors. For developing countries, students, and authors from low-income countries we can give some waivers. You can ask about this by contacting the managing editor. For Non-Iranian authors, we will charge 150 USD but it will be still possible to give a full waiver for high-quality papers upon the editor in the chief decision.
Our free-of-charge sister journals:
If you like to benefit from free-of-charge journals, JWB has two sister journals as follows which you can submit your papers:
Scientific Reports in Life Sciences
Sustainability and Biodiversity Conservation
As a peer-reviewed journal, JWB uses a double-blind peer-review system. Our team of reviewers includes over 65 internal and external reviewers. The average period from submission to first decision in two consecutive years from 2017 to 2022 was 25 days, and that from the first decision to acceptance was lower than 45 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts each year was 45%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief.
Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to a conflict of interests will ask to notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers will be asked to formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use the reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. They should indicate in their review process any relevant literature that has not been cited by the authors, anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, and any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.