Vulture News: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

Vulture News publishes original articles, reports, literature reviews and other material relevant to the field of vulture and condor biology, research and conservation from across the world. The journal has three sections for contributors: - The Articles section accepts manuscripts that will be sent for peer review. - The Short Communications, Notes and Reports section accepts contributions that may be peer reviewed and describe new information, observations, opinion pieces, field reports or methods. - The News and Comments section contains literature reviews, announcements and news that are edited for journal conventions. Single (or a series of) pictures with extended captions are encouraged.

As of 2015, this journal is now Open Access.

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Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues per annum: March and September


Editorial Team

Editor: Dr Campbell Murn

Associate Editors: Prof. Peter Mundy and Dr Darcy Ogada


International Correspondents

The journal is seeking international correspondents to join the journal. The main roles of a correspondent are to act as a point of contact in their region and to solicit material for the journal by maintaining links with local vulture workers and projects. People interested to be a correspondent should contact the Editor.

Current correspondents include:
Africa – Dr Peter Mundy, Dr Justus Deikumah
USA – Diann McRae
Spain and Europe – Alvaro Camiña Cardenal




The IUCN Vulture Specialist Group (VSG), part of the Species Survival Commission, is an international organisation devoted to Accipitrid and Cathartid vulture conservation, research and education.
The VSG was founded in 2011 and is made up of biologists, conservationists and people from other areas of expertise that work with or have an interest in vultures. The conservation philosophy is based on the concept that groups of concerned people can take a group of threatened species under their protection and assume responsibility for their survival.
Vulture News is the journal of the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group. It was originally the journal of the Vulture Study Group, which was formed in 1973 in southern Africa and became part of the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Birds of Prey Programme. EWT is a not for profit conservation action body particularly concerned with vulnerable and endangered species.
Vulture News has been in print since 1979 and is published biannually, open access. It is a venue for publishing research, news, information and reports on vultures in all parts of the word where they occur. Contributions from ornithologists, research biologists, bird watchers, conservationists and any other interested people are encouraged.

ISSN: 1606-7479
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