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The Conservationist’s Journal Oryx—The International Journal of Conservation, published quarterly by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Fauna & Flora International, is a leading scientific journal of biodiversity conservation, conservation policy and sustainable use, with a particular interest in material that has the potential to improve conservation management and practice.
The website www.oryxthejournal.org plays a vital role in the journal’s capacity-building work.
Amongst the site’s many attributes is a compendium of sources of free software for researchers and details of how to access Oryx at reduced rates or for free in developing countries.
The website also includes extracts from Oryx issues published 10, 25 and 50 years ago, and a gallery of research photographs that provide a fascinating insight into the places, species and people described in the journal.
The January issue of Oryx is made freely available on the Cambridge Journals website each year. The January 2015 issue of Oryx, which contains 22 research articles as well as a range of other material, is available until the end of December 2015.
The January 2015 issue of Oryx includes a section of eight articles on Conservation in South America, including the lead article The dammed river dolphins of Brazil: impacts and conservation, by Araújo & Wang. The section also features a number of articles on the guanaco—a native camelid of South America—and the bush dog, an assessment of the legal threats to protected areas in Brazil, and a reassessment of the status of the rare bat Lonchophylla bokermanni, endemic to the Brazilian Cerrado.
In the Editorial, Martin Fisher addresses the topical issue of open access publishing in conservation and considers some of the advantages and pitfalls of the open access model. Against a backdrop of rapid and dramatic change in scientific publishing, with journals striving to reduce the time to publication to remain competitive, he emphasizes the importance of rigorous peer review and cautions against any weakening of this process. The Editorial concludes by focusing on the needs of conservation researchers and practitioners as both readers and writers: ‘Surely we need a literature for all conservationists, everywhere, written, read and utilized by researchers and practitioners wherever they may live and work?’
The January issue also includes an open-access article on how practitioners and researchers from developing countries perceive the role of peer-reviewed literature in conservation science, and articles on conservation-induced extinction of parasitic lice, the precarious persistence of the Endangered Sierra Madre yellow-legged frog in southern California, and the sudden and rapid decline of the marsupial Bettongia penicillata in Australia.
Read the full list of articles in the January issue of Oryx.
If you join Fauna & Flora International as an Oryx Member, Sponsor Member, Life Member or Concessionary Member you will receive a copy of Oryx every quarter.
Membership includes access to all the issues of Oryx published between 1950 and the current issue. Fauna & Flora International also offers institutional subscriptions.
Subscribe to Oryx by joining Fauna & Flora International as a member today.
A major benefit of becoming a member of Fauna & Flora International is that you can choose to have an online subscription to Oryx. This includes access to the journal’s archives from 1950 to the present day. The Archive is fully searchable, and includes original research articles, news items and much more besides, all available as pdf files.
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