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Volume Cover of EBLEthnobiology Letters is a gold open access, online, peer-reviewed journal that invites short communications and alternative scholarly contributions concerning ethnobiology, the study of the relationships between humans and environments in diverse spatial and temporal contexts. We publish a variety of formats for original ethnobiological research, including perspectives and mini-reviews on focused topics in ethnobiology, and reviews of recent books.

There is no charge for authors to submit manuscripts and no article processing charge associated with publication in Ethnobiology Letters; the journal is published with the support of the Society of Ethnobiology and its members. The journal is indexed in Scopus and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and under evaluation for indexing by Web of Science. Ethnobiology Letters is published on a continual basis with one or two volumes per year.

Article types include research communications; data, methods, and taxonomies; perspectives; mini-reviews; interviews; and books reviews. Research Communications (2000-3500 words) are short case studies that include description of methods, results, and brief discussion of the implications of results. Data, Methods & Taxonomies (2000-3500 words) portray innovative approaches and/or communicate ethnobiological data, such as plant taxa and linguistic notes. Perspectives (2000-3500 words) present essays about informed opinions, scholarly memoirs, and instructive stories relevant to Ethnobiology. Mini-Reviews (700-1200 words) critically review relevant new literature on a highly focused topic of particular interest in ethnobiology. Interviews (3500 words) with leading scholars or recently published authors address contemporary topics in a conversational style. Book Reviews (1000 words) evaluate texts and assess their value within ethnobiology and related disciplines.

Longer research papers should be submitted to the Journal of Ethnobiology. Monographs and thematic edited volumes should be submitted to Contributions in Ethnobiology.

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Consult the Ethnobiology Letters Author Guidelines for formatting instructions. Due to its scope and small size, the editors of Ethnobiology Letters do not extensively edit manuscripts. We require authors who use English as a second language to have their papers edited prior to submission. Ethnobiology Letters requires authors to conform to our Ethics Declaration and Copyright Release by signing both documents. Also, please see Ethnobiology LettersPublication Ethics and Malpractice Statement. To submit an article, first register as an author.

See our Books Available for Review or contact Review Editor Felice Wyndham to request one of our books for review or to recommend a book for review. Publishers or authors who would like to make a review copy of their book available to Ethnobiology Letters please contact Felice Wyndham to arrange.

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