Journal Information

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY (Wildl. Biol., ISSN 0909-6396) was initiated in 1994 by the Nordic Council for Wildlife Research (NKV) and is published six times a year (January, March, May, July, September and November). 

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY is a high-quality scientific forum directing concise and up-to-date information to scientists, administrators, wildlife managers and conservationists. The journal encourages and welcomes original papers and short communications written in English  from throughout the world. The journal accepts theoretical, empirical, and practical manuscripts of high standard from all areas of wildlife science with the primary task of creating the scientific basis for the enhancement of wildlife management practices. While Wildlife Biology primarily publishes ecological papers, contributions to the human dimensions of wildlife management are aslo welcome. Our concept of 'wildlife' mainly includes mammal and bird species, but studies on other species or phenomena relevant to wildlife management are also of great interest. We adopt a broad concept of wildlife management, including all structures and actions with the purpose of conservation, sustainable use, and/or control of wildlife and its habitats, in order to safeguard sustainable relationships between wildlife and other human interests.  

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. All articles appear with both the dates of receipt and final acceptance and with the name of the Subject Editor.



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 of €500 (plus VAT if applicable). Authors in Low-income countries, according to the Worldbank can apply for the charge to be waived. 

All articles are published at BioOne. Papers prior to 2005 are currently only available in print.



To submit a manuscript, click here: mc.manuscriptcentral/wlb
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

Managing Editor:
Åsa Langefors, Lund, Sweden

NKV board