Founded in 1992, Biodiversity and Conservation is an international journal that publishes articles on all aspects of biological diversity, its conservation, and sustainable use. It is multidisciplinary and covers living organisms of all kinds in any habitat, focusing on studies using novel or little-used approaches, and ones from less studied biodiversity rich regions or habitats. It also features rapid assessment approaches, the estimation of species numbers and diversity (by traditional, molecular, or proxy indicator methods), habitat management, conservation policy and regulations, threats, biodiversity loss, extinctions, and the documenting of long-term changes, and ex-situ conservation.

It includes reviews, research papers, editorials, commentaries, and letters, and sometimes whole issues devote to particular topics.

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  • International in scope and coverage, we are devoted to the publication of articles on all aspects of biological diversity and conservation, and publish 14 issues per year with full colour figures.
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2.935 (2019)
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3.097 (2019)
Five year impact factor
67 days
Submission to first decision
235 days
Submission to acceptance
575,718 (2019)
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1572-9710
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