All contributions must be written in the language of the journal, which is English. British or American grammar and spelling are acceptable but usage must be consistent throughout. Longer submissions should include a summary in an alternative language (French or Spanish). Full-length manuscripts must be presented in the generally accepted scientific style, including an abstract of not more than 300 words. Other contributions may include a summary.

Only electronic submissions are accepted and should be sent to in MS Word format.

Manuscripts must use double-spacing, generous margins, line numbers and page numbers. Consult a recent issue of the journal for typographical conventions and the layout of tables and figures. The first page must contain the title and the author(s) name(s) and address(es), with the corresponding author identified.

Use metric units throughout. On first mention in all articles, the generally accepted English common name of a species will be followed by the scientific binomial. Thereafter the English name should be used. Scientific names and all non-English words, with the exception of those adopted into the English language, should be in italics.

Figures, illustrations and photographs must be of good quality and sent separately as image files (not embedded in the document). Refer to a recent edition of the journal for guidance on style and presentation.


In-text references should be cited in the conventional manner - e.g. (Archer 2001, Archer & Bawat 2002, Archer et al. 2003). Do not use journal abbreviations in the bibliography.

Example bibliography:

Journal: Cuthbert, R., Parry-Jones, J., Green, R.E & Pain, D. J. 2007. NSAIDs and scavenging birds: A potential impact beyond Asia’s critically endangered vultures. Biology Letters 3: 90-93.

Book: Naoroji, R. 2006. Birds of prey of the Indian subcontinent. Christopher Helm, London.

Book Chapter: Maritz, A. W. A. 1997. The conservation of vultures in the Northern Cape: a farmer's view. In: Boshoff, A.F., Anderson, M.D. & Borello, W.D. (Eds). Vultures in the 21st century: proceedings of a workshop on vulture research and conservation in southern Africa, pp. 110-111. Vulture Study Group, Johannesburg.

Unpublished report: Cunningham, A. B. & Zondi, A.S. 1991. Use of animal parts for the commercial trade in traditional medicines. Working Paper No. 76. Institute of Natural Resources. Pietermaritzburg.

Web resource: IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. [Add URL] Accessed dd/mm/yy

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check compliance of their submission with all of the following items. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided to the Editor). A short declaration is required.

  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.

  3. All figures and photographs are submitted as separate files.

  4. The text is double-spaced, uses a 12-point font and employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). Locations of figures, illustrations, tables and photographs are indicated in the space immediately following the relevant paragraph.

  5. The submission adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of the journal.

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, authors are requested to suggest at least two referees that may be suitable reviewers.

Submit all correspondence and manuscripts for publication to the Editor:
The Editor: Vulture News

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1606-7479