Western Wildlife is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research, reviews, perspectives, and correspondence on the ecology, natural history, management, and conservation biology of vertebrates. All vertebrate taxa will be considered. While the primary geographic coverage is western North America, the journal accepts relevant wildlife manuscripts outside this area as well.
Western Wildlife is a continuation of the Transactions of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society and the journal will continue to cover traditional wildlife species and management topics related to these species, but the coverage is broadened to reflect the need for information on species and topics that are affected by human growth and development. The journal also will publish basic biology of species if the data are robust and soundly collected. Surveys and population monitoring data are within the scope of the journal, especially if the groups studied are of conservation concern. The journal welcomes student publications that fit within the scope and standards of the journal.
Western Wildlife is committed to its authors and finalized, accepted manuscripts are uploaded to the website as soon as final formatting is completed. In addition, the title, author(s), abstract and a link to the full article are emailed to the Western Section membership once the manuscript has been uploaded to the website.