Herpetological Conservation and Biology

Herpetological Conservation and Biology is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal established in 2006 that covers the conservation, management, and natural history of reptiles and amphibians. It publishes up to three regular issues per year as well as occasional monographs.

Herpetological Conservation and Biology  
Herp Con Biol vol. 1 no. 1 cover.jpg
Edited byR. Bruce Bury
Publication details
Herpetological Conservation and Biology (United States)
0.595 (2014)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Herpetol. Conserv. Biol.
ISSN2151-0733 (print)
1931-7603 (web)
OCLC no.427887140

History and productionEdit

The journal was established in 2006, with the first issue appearing in September.[1] In 2012 it was included in the Journal Citation Reports.[2] In September 2014, the journal became an incorporated nonprofit corporation.[3]

The editor-in-chief is R. Bruce Bury (US Geological Survey). The journal is open access and does not charge article processing fees or per-page costs to authors, without any limitations on article length. The journal has been cited as a successful model of low-cost academic publishing with production costs, paid by the editorial staff, of around US$100 per year.[4][5]

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 0.595.[8]


  1. ^ Newsletters of the HCB journal committee 2005-2007
  2. ^ McCallum, Malcolm L. (2012). "Thomson Reuters reports the first official 2-year and 5-year impact ratings for HCB" (PDF). Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 7 (2).
  3. ^ Saumure, Raymond A.; Walde, Andrew D. (2014). "Herpetological Conservation and Biology Incorporated" (PDF). Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 9 (3).
  4. ^ Howard, Jennifer (January 30, 2011). "Scholars create influential journal for about $100 a year". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Alt URL
  5. ^ Fredette, Michelle (August 28, 2012). "Rewriting the Journal". Campus Technology.
  6. ^ a b c "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  7. ^ "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 2015-07-03.
  8. ^ "Herpetological Conservation and Biology". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.

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