African Journal of Wildlife Research: Aims, Scope and information

Print ISSN: 2410-7220 / Online ISSN: 2410-8200
Frequency: Semi-annual (One volume of two issues)
Previously titled: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Impact Factor: 0.659

The African Journal of Wildlife Research is an ISI ranked, leading peer reviewed scientific publication in wildlife research in Africa, Arabia and Madagascar, with a broad base covering scientific, applied, managerial, methodological and sociological issues related to wildlife research. The journal publishes original full-length scientific papers, short communications, book reviews as well as reviews on science-based research invited by the editor-in-chief. This research journal and has been published annually since 1971.

Until 2014 (Volume 44) the journal was known as the South African Journal of Wildlife Research and from 2015 (volume 45) the name changed to African Journal of Wildlife Research. The journal reaches a wide readership, including both local and foreign wildlife managers, academics and wildlife owners, and libraries local and abroad. It is an important reference for anyone interested in the management and sustainable utilisation of natural resources.

Editorial process:

All contributions are refereed by expert reviewers to ensure a high standard of published papers. The editorial process adopted by the African Journal of Wildlife Research is for the editor-in-chief to receive manuscripts and assign an associate editor who appoints at least two referees. When two referee’s reports have been received, these go to the associate editor who makes an initial decision on acceptance/revision/rejection. The editor-in-chief uses the recommendations of the associate editors to make a decision.

Submission of manuscripts:

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Instructions to Authors. Recent published articles of the journal can also be viewed  for the format used by the journal. Page fees charged are $20 (R200 local) per page for SAWMA members and $40 (R400 local) per page for non-SAWMA members.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at

Enquiries can be directed to:

The Editor-in-Chief, Prof. D.M. Parker

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The African Journal of Wildlife Research is ISI listed. The African Journal of Wildlife Research is currently available online at SA ePublications ( and BioOne (

Editorial Board

Prof Dan M Parker

University of Mpumalanga
School of Biology and Environmental Sciences
Mbombela 1200
Tel: +27(0)13 0020223

Prof Elissa Cameron
Associate Editor

School of Zoology
University of Tasmania

Dr Fredrik Dalerum
Associate Editor

Mammal Research Institute
Department of Zoology & Entomology
School of Biological Sciences
University of Pretoria

Dr Emmanuel Do Linh San
Associate Editor

Associate Professor
Dept of Zoology and Entomology
University of Fort Hare

Dr Matt W Hayward
Associate Editor

School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
and School of Biological Science
Bangor University

Prof Louw C Hoffman
Associate Editor

Dept of Animal Sciences
University of Stellenbosch

Prof Graham IH Kerley
Associate Editor

Centre for African Conservation Ecology
Department of Zoology
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth

Dr Andrew J Loveridge
Associate Editor

Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Tubney House
Department of Zoology
Oxford University

Prof Jason P Marshal
Associate Editor

School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand

Dr Gus MGL Mills
Associate Editor

Research Fellow: The Tony and Lisette Lewis Foundation South Africa

Dr Peter Paulsen
Associate Editor

Institute of Meat Hygiene, Meat Technology and Food Science
University of Veterinary Medicine

Prof Norman Owen-Smith
Associate Editor

Centre for African Ecology
School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand

Prof Adrian M Shrader
Associate Editor

Mammal Research Institute
Department of Zoology & Entomology
University of Pretoria

Prof Michael JS Somers
Associate Editor

Centre for Wildlife Management
University of Pretoria

Dr Lochran W Traill
Associate Editor

School of Natural Science and Psychology
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool L3 3AF, United Kingdom

Prof Peter Mundy
Associate Editor

Department Forest Research & Wildlife Management
National University of Science & Technology

Dr Stephanie Dolrenry
Associate Editor

Director & Co-founder
Lion Guardians

Dr Susan M Miller
Associate Editor

Postdoctoral Fellow
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
DST-NRF Centre of Excellence
University of Cape Town

Dr Sadie Ryan
Associate Editor

Department of Geography
3128 Turlington Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

Dr Ben Allen
Associate Editor

University of Southern Queensland
West Street
Toowoomba, Queensland

Prof Micaela Szykman Gunther
Associate Editor

Department of Wildlife
Humboldt State University

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