Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Aims and scope of the journal

Biodiversity and Natural History (formerly Boletín de Biodiversidad de Chile) is a peer-reviewed, open-access and e-journal published by the Centro de Estudios en Biodiversidad de Chile (Center for Studies in Biodiversity). The journal publishes both high quality hypothesis-driven studies and purely descriptive studies that contribute to improve our understanding of biodiversity and natural history on all kinds of taxa, environments and spatial scales (local, regional or global)

Abbreviated title: Biodivers. Nat. Hist.

ISSN: 0719‐4986

Frequency: Two volumes per year 

Highlights

  • There are no page charges
  • There is no charge for figures in color
  • Articles are immediately published after acceptance
  • The journal publishes manuscripts written in both English or Spanish

 

Section Policies

Research Articles

Studies reporting original and previously unpublished work. The extent of an article usually should not exceed 12,000 words

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Short Communications

Srticles reporting concise but complete descriptions of a limited investigation. The extension of these articles does not exceed 2,500 words.

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Reviews and Monographs

An article that provides up-to-date information on a particular research topic or that communicate an updated and comprehensive analysis of the taxonomy and/or distribution of a particular taxon. These kinds of articles have no limit in size.

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Letters to the Editor

A letter briefly presents and discusses a current issue related either to biodiversity or natural history. A letter may also represent a robust and very well justified analysis of a previously published article in Biodiversity and Natural History or in another journal. A letter cannot exceed two pages and may be subject to peer review.

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Editorial

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Obituaries

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Peer Review Process

Each article submitted to Biodiversity and Natural History is rigorously reviewed by at least two independent external reviewers. This peer review process aims to ensure the publication of high-quality manuscripts.