A request has come down from the Top End for a greater contribution of natural history literature from Central Australia. While Alice Springs probably punches well above its weight in publication in a variety of journals, apparently we are not well represented in Northern Territory Naturalist. We thought we should put out the call to all naturalists, professional and otherwise, in the Land for Wildlife network.
The following email, received from Chief Editor Dr. Michael Braby, provides the details;
The Northern Territory Naturalist is a registered, peer-reviewed journal (ISSN 0155-4093) for original research and publishes works concerning any aspect of the natural history and ecology of the Northern Territory or adjacent areas of northern Australia (e.g. Kimberley, western Queensland, Timor). Authors may submit material in the form of Reviews, Research Articles, Short Notes, Species Profiles or Book Reviews.
Contributors include a range of field naturalists and scientists who are not necessarily members of the NT Field Naturalist Club. There are no page charges, and inclusion of colour figures is also free of charge. This year we are moving towards making all articles accessible (open access) as PDF’s on the Clubs web site.
The journal is sent to Thomson's Zoological Record for abstracting, and electronic versions are indexed and distributed through the Informit platform. The journal is also currently listed by the Australian Research Council as a Category C publication, and all papers will soon be included in Scopus, Elsevier's bibliographic database containing abstracts and cited references of over 19,000 scientific titles from more than 5,000 publishers. Hence, academics and other researchers receive official recognition for publishing with us.
The success of the journal in recent years is reflected by the number of high quality refereed papers published (46 in the past 5 years), which span a broad range of topics in natural history and ecology. Since 2007, the journal has been produced on an annual basis.
For more information regarding author instructions please see our home page: