The Evidence Champions: Journals


Forty conservation-focused journals are requesting that authors outline how they have placed the literature in context (e.g. by searching Conservation Evidence) by incorporating this in the submission process or in instructions to authors. Asking authors who have tested interventions to explain how they have placed their paper in context will help ensure conservation science reduces the perils of cherry picking scientific evidence and will improve the design of future work. It will not provide a complete remedy to bias in conservation articles. Ideally, the impact of this measure will grow as the evidence base grows, so that we can have the extended vision that comes from standing on the shoulders of giants rather than the limited vision from standing on their toes. Read the manuscript behind this initiative at Conservation Biology

Below are listed the journals involved.

  1. Acta Herpetologica
  2. Animal Conservation
  3. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
  4. Avian Conservation and Ecology
  5. Avocetta - Journal of Ornithology
  6. Biodiversity Science
  7. Biodiversity and Conservation
  8. Biological Conservation
  9. Biotropica
  10. Bird Conservation International
  11. Bird Study
  12. Conservation Biology
  13. Conservation Evidence
  14. Conservation Letters
  15. Conservation Physiology
  16. Conservation Science and Practice
  17. Conservation Land Management
  18. Ecological Solutions and Evidence
  19. Ecology and Evolution
  20. Ecosystems and People
  21. Emu - Austral Ornithology
  22. Endangered Species Research
  23. European Journal of Wildlife Research
  24. Global Ecology and Conservation
  25. Ibis
  26. Journal of Applied Ecology
  27. Journal of Insect Conservation
  28. Journal for Nature Conservation
  29. Journal of Threatened Taxa
  30. Mires and Peat
  31. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research
  32. Oryx
  33. Pacific Conservation Biology
  34. Restoration Ecology
  35. Rivista Italiana di Ornitologia- Research in Ornithology
  36. Therya
  37. Taiwan Journal of Biodiversity
  38. Tropical Conservation Science
  39. Wildfowl
  40. Wildlife Biology
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