Oryx is fully open access. Discounts and waivers are available for authors who lack funds to pay the article processing charge. Please consult the Guidelines for authors for further details. To apply for a discretionary waiver, please use the online waiver application form before you submit your manuscript.

Before you submit your manuscript to Oryx, please ensure you have carefully read and followed the Guidelines for authors. In particular, check the following:

  • Your manuscript text is double spaced, with line and page numbers, in DOC or DOCX format
  • All items in the References section are cited in the main text, and vice versa
  • Any graphics have been prepared according to our Guidelines for preparation of figures and plates
  • The text does not exceed the word limit for the item you are submitting: 7,000 words for Articles and Reviews (and 4,500 words for Articles on the status or conservation of threatened species, taxonomic groups or habitats), 4,000 words for Forum Articles, 2,000 words for Short Communications, 500 words for Conservation News and 700 words for Letters
  • In the Methods section you have included the dates when the research was carried out
  • The manuscript has not been published, or submitted for publication, elsewhere
  • Your research and the manuscript follow the journal’s Ethical standards and a statement to this effect is included in the manuscript
  • All authors have read the submitted manuscript and agreed to its submission
  • You have checked the existing evidence for any intervention (if applicable), at Conservation Evidence

When you submit your manuscript you will need to provide the following:

  • Word count (all inclusive, except supplementary material)
  • Your ORCID iD
  • Names and contact details of all co-authors
  • A covering note for the Editor
  • Names and contact details of any people whom you would like to recommend or oppose as potential peer reviewers (optional)
  • The dates when the research was carried out
  • Confirmation that, if relevant, you have checked the existing evidence for any intervention

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