Oryx—The International Journal of Conservation is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of biodiversity conservation, conservation policy and sustainable use, and the interaction of these subjects with social, economic and political issues. The journal has a particular interest in material that has the potential to improve conservation management and practice, supports the publishing and communication aspirations of conservation researchers and practitioners worldwide and helps build capacity for conservation.
Besides research Articles and Short Communications, Oryx regularly publishes Reviews, Forum Articles and Letters, and every issue includes a selection of international conservation news.
We provide our Writing for Conservation guide, to help you present your research in the best possible way, improve your scientific writing and prepare publication-quality graphics.
Authors may also find Tools and resources useful, with our recommendations for free and/or Open Source software for analysis, data presentation and statistics, bibliography, writing and research tools, geographical information systems, drawing, image editing and management, and for sources of geographical, environmental and species data.
If you are peer reviewing for the first time, you may find our Guidelines for peer reviewers to be of help.
Oryx is managed from the editorial office at Fauna & Flora International, with the advice of Senior Editors and an International Editorial Board.
Oryx is generously supported by several foundations and trusts, and by individual subscribers.
We regularly participate in conferences, training and postgraduate programmes, and offer tutorials and workshops to support conservation practitioners and researchers with writing and the publication process. Our Writing for Conservation workshops take participants through the grueling process of turning great conservation research into a first-class manuscript.
Starting in 1904 as the first journal concerned with international conservation, the publication passed through several name changes and became Oryx in 1950, with volume 1 published in October that year. In 1983 Oryx—The International Journal of Conservation was relaunched as a modern, peer-reviewed journal of conservation science.