About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Neotropical Biology and Conservation is an open-access, peer-reviewed, scientific journal. It publishes original research articles on the description, analysis and conservation of the biological diversity with emphasis on the Neotropical region. Neotropical Biology and Conservation is published three times a year.

Papers analyzing the biology and behavior of terrestrial and aquatic organisms are welcome.

Special emphasis is given to papers that demonstrate the application of conservation principles for natural resource management and policy.

In addition to original articles the journal publishes short communications and scientific comments, as well as review articles.

Peer Review Process

The publication of the article is subjected to the previous approval of the journal's Editorial Board, as well as to peer review made by, at least, two ad hoc reviewers using the double blind review process.

The final acceptance of the article depends on:

  • The recommendation of the reviewers;

  • That the authors carry out the necessary corrections;

  • And final approval by the Editorial Board, which decision will recommend one of the following options:

    1. Accept submission;
    2. Revisions required;
    3. Resubmit for review;
    4. Resubmit elsewhere;
    5. Decline submission;
    6. See comments.

Publishing Ethics

Scientific journals have had to deal with a significant increase in the number of cases of plagiarism.

Some examples of such problems are:

  1. an author copying a substantial part of another's work without acknowledgment or passing another's work off as her or his own;
  2. fraudulent research;
  3. self-plagiarism, among others.

Thus, we considered that monitoring publishing ethics is a major aspect of the editorial and peer-review process.

Our commitment to this process includes the use of the web-based software iThenticate that has been developed and is owned by iParadigms. This software permits the comparison of manuscripts against a unique database of at least 30 million articles from more than 200 publishers. We would like thereby to contribute for the ethics in science.