Conservation Biology (journal)

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Conservation Biology  
DisciplineConservation biology
Edited byMark Burgman
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
Conserv. Biol.
ISSN0888-8892 (print)
1523-1739 (web)
OCLC no.715539913

Conservation Biology is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, published by Wiley-Blackwell and established in May 1987[1]. It covers the science and practice of conserving Earth's biological diversity, including issues concerning any of the Earth's ecosystems or regions. The editor-in-chief is Mark Burgman.[2]


The scientific papers in the journal cover a variety of topics, such as population ecology and genetics, climate change, freshwater and marine conservation, ecosystem management, citizen science, and other human dimensions of conservation, but all topics focus primarily on conservation relevance rather than specific ecosystems, species, or situations.[3] Subscription to the journal is only open to members of Society for Conservation Biology.[3]

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According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 4.842.[2] It ranks 5th among 53 in journals that focus on biodiversity and conservation, 19th among 153 in journals with an ecological focus, and 23rd among 229 in journals with an environmental science focus.[4] Conservation Biology also has an h5 index of 51, a cited half-life of >10, and a CiteScore of 5.04.[5]


  1. ^ "History of the Society". Society for Conservation Biology. n.d. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Conservation Biology". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Science & Publications". Society for Conservation Biology. n.d. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Conservation Biology". Wiley Online Library. n.d. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Conservation Biology". Society for Conservation Biology. n.d. Retrieved 16 May 2018.

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