Article Types

Editorials

Invited letters or essays.

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Interviews & Reflections

Word limit: 3500 words, 10 cited references, two figures, and one video. Short interviews with leading scholars, recently published authors, or community representatives involved in any field of ethnobiology communicate insights, perspectives, or thoughts that build on, but are not reproduced from, the interviewee’s previous literature or productions. Interviews may be conversational and informal in tone, but must be reviewed and authorized by the interviewee prior to submission. Reflections include personal essays, obituaries, memorials, and non-scientific opinion pieces of interest to the ethnobiology community. Interviews and reflections are not peer reviewed but will be evaluated for content and interest by the editors.

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Perspectives

Peer reviewed. Ethics declarations required for perspective essays based on original research. Suggested length: 2000-3500 words. Word limit: 5000 words, 30 cited references, two figures, one data table, and one video. Perspective essays present and discuss scholarly opinions, memoirs, and arguments relevant to ethnobiology. Perspectives should present new interpretations or insights based on unpublished original fieldwork or one’s own or others’ previously published material or public ethnobiology activities. Perspectives that present findings from original research must fully describe the methods employed, while those advancing evidence-based claims must appropriately present or cite relevant data.

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Short Topical Reviews

Peer reviewed. Suggested Length: 700-1200 words. Word limit: 1500 words, 5-15 cited references, 1 figure). Short Topical Reviews (previously called Mini-Reviews) are brief critical reviews of the most relevant literature on a narrow topic of particular interest or neglect in ethnobiology. It is essential to select a sufficiently narrow topic that may be adequately reviewed within the very limited space allowed. A Short Topical Review need not cite all of the existent literature on a given subject but must cite the most relevant sources given the chosen topic and focus.

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Mini-Reviews

Peer reviewed. Suggested Length: 700-1200 words. Word limit: 1500 words, 5-15 cited references, 1 figure). Mini-reviews are brief critical reviews of the most relevant literature on a narrow topic of particular interest or neglect in ethnobiology. It is essential to select a sufficiently narrow topic that may be adequately reviewed within the very limited space allowed. A mini-review need not cite all of the existent literature on a given subject but must cite the most relevant sources given the chosen topic and focus.

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Featured Reprints

Invited article reprints with commentaries by leading specialists.

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Research Communications

Peer reviewed and ethics declaration required. Suggested length: 2000-3500 words. Word limit: 5000 words, 30 cited references, two figures, three data tables, and one video. Research Communications are short original case studies that include context, methods, results, and discussion of the implications of results. Despite the limited space allowed, the description of methods must be sufficiently detailed to permit their evaluation. Research Communications must adequately situate the study and identify the relevance of reported results.

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Data, Methods & Taxonomies

Peer reviewed and ethics declaration required. Suggested length: 2000-3500 words. Word limit: 5000 words, 30 cited references, two figures, three data tables, and one video. Data, Methods & Taxonomies articles present innovative approaches and/or communicate ethnobiological data, such as plant taxa and linguistic notes. Data articles containing ethnobotanical lists or other forms of quantitative data must clearly communicate their scientific relevance within the short space allowed. Description of methods must be sufficiently detailed to permit their evaluation.

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Reviews

Word limit: 1000 words. Reviews of books, films, exhibits, and other academic productions should assess the work’s contributions to ethnobiological scholarship, theory, and/or application. We are looking for lively, insightful, and conceptual reviews that go beyond mere description of contents. Writing styles may be creative and personal. Review essays addressing two or more works are welcomed, but should have a clear conceptual rationale for grouping the particular items. In such cases, length limits may be relaxed if warranted by the quality of the analyses or critique presented. A list of available books for review can be found at: Books For Review. If you would like to review materials not on this list, please contact the book review editor, Felice Wyndham, with your ideas.

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