Journal Information

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY – A non-profit society owned open-access journal promoting a scientific basis for the conservation and management of wildlife and of human-wildlife relationships.

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY adopts a broad concept of wildlife management, including all policies and actions with the purpose of conservation, sustainable use, or control of wildlife and its habitats, in order to safeguard sustainable relationships between wildlife and other human interests. We have a broad concept of 'wildlife' and studies of mammals, birds and other taxa or phenomena relevant to wildlife issues are all of great interest. WILDLIFE BIOLOGY is a high-quality scientific forum directing concise and up-to-date knowledge to scientists, administrators, wildlife managers and conservationists.

The journal encourages and welcomes original papers, short communications and review papers written in English from throughout the world. The journal accepts theoretical, empirical, and practical manuscripts of high standard from all areas of wildlife science, including human dimensions of wildlife, with the primary task of creating the scientific basis for the enhancement of wildlife management and conservation practices.

All papers are reviewed by at least two referees with recognised competence within their field of research and by a Subject Editor appointed by the Editor-in-Chief. 

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY (Online ISSN:1903-220X) was started in 1994 and is owned by the Nordic Society Oikos (NSO). It is supported by the Nordic Council for Wildlife Research (NKV) and the Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (since January 1, 2020: Office français de la biodiversité/French Biodiversity Agency) in France. 



Wildlife Biology is published under a CC-BY license and is immediately available for anyone free of charge. The author (or the author’s employer) retains the copyright of the article. You can read more about the CC-BY license here: Publishing your work as Open access will increase the number of readers and make the published results more widely spread.

Submissions will be considered on condition that publication (in any language) is submitted to Wildlife Biology only. Wildlife Biology is an open access journal. The content of the journal is free for everyone, but author (s) are requested to pay a publication charge. Authors in Low-income countries, according to the Worldbank can apply for the charge to be waived. Authors who receive funding from an agency or institution with a Wiley Open Access Account do not pay directly. The charge is paid by the institution or funder. For more information on APC deals, waivers and discounts, read more here.


To submit a manuscript, click here:
Questions concerning submissions should be sent to me [at] wildlifebiology [dot] org
Questions concerning technical edition should be sent to tech [at] wildlifebiology [dot] org


Ilse Storch, Freiburg, Germany

Deputy Editor-in-Chief:

Christian Hagen, Bend, USA

Managing Editor:
Maria Persson, Lund, Sweden