How do I submit my article toThe Naturalist?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the manuscript file attached in MS-Word format.

Please include your name, contact information, and the title of your paper in your message. Manuscripts must be prepared for double-blind refereeing, with any and all revealing references to the author removed, including personal acknowledgments. All manuscripts must be paginated.

See our Memo to Authors for more details.

Is there a fee to submit my article?


Is there a fee to be published in the Journal?


May I submit more than one article at a time?


Do you accept simultaneous submissions (i.e., papers submitted to more than one publication at a time?)


What isThe Naturalist ’s acceptance rate?

Approximately 70%.

Can you comment in advance on whether my paper may be of interest to the Journal?

Unfortunately, we cannot.

What is the average duration of review?

Review times vary widely. Most reviews are completed within one month. When the review process takes longer than one month and the paper is not accepted for publication, we provide comments to the author along with our decision notice.