Editorial: Welcome to the Bulletin of the International Forum for Flora and Fauna Photography
Stephen Palmer1 & Siobhain O’Riordan1
Welcome to the first editorial of the Bulletin of the International Forum for Flora and Fauna Photography. Our new journal invites articles on any particular aspect of Flora and Fauna. All articles should include a photo or series of photos of a particular species being discussed.
The Bulletin of the International Forum for Flora and Fauna Photography editorial team invite papers on any aspect relating to flora and fauna. Examples of Flora include plants, trees, shrubs, mosses, seaweeds and fauna include animals, insects, fish, and birds. A special feature of The Bulletin is that we actively encourage short articles about a species of flora or fauna which can focus on photos taken by the author(s), details about the location and/or environment and information about the species concerned.
Research articles, short articles, brief reports, discussion papers, book reviews and conference reports. Editorials are written by the editors on topics of general interest or journal policy.
Submission & Review Process
Submitted articles will be initially reviewed by an editor to verify its suitability for the journal and that it adheres to the Bulletin of the International Forum for Flora and Fauna Photography submission guidelines.
Brief reports are no longer than 1500 words plus references in length. They could be a description of a particular species of flora or fauna including photographs, a commentary, discussion, research paper or a previously presented conference poster extended to make it suitable for publication. Brief reports should include a short abstract up to 150 words and up to 6 keywords.
Original research and review papers
Review and Research Papers should normally be no more than 3500 words including abstract, references and figures. The editors will consider an extended article if there is a clear rationale for its submission. However, the Editors retain discretion to publish extended papers.
For articles containing original research, an abstract of up to 250 words should be included.
Position papers focus on subjects or fields of work which, in the author’s opinion, need readdressing. A clear position with possible actions, should be made on the subject. Position papers would normally be between 1000-2500 words in length. Abstracts and keywords are required.
Opinion Papers are original reports and personal views on a given topic or field of work (focusing on the author’s views). Claims and assertions should be supported with facts, statistics, or published research studies. Opinion papers would normally be between 1000-2500 words in length. Abstracts and keywords are required.
Invited papers & keynotes
Invited papers and conference keynotes will be considered. Abstracts and keywords are required.
Five or six keywords are required for all papers.
Book reviews should include the book title, author(s) or editor(s), publisher, date of publication, number of pages, cost. We recommend that the journal editor is initially contacted to ascertain if the book is suitable for review in this journal.
Conference, congress and symposium reports
Reports on conferences, congresses and symposia are important in order to keep researchers and practitioners up-to-date with events they were unable to attend. All submissions should include the event title, organising body, location, date and URL to the event website. (Full conference abstracts can only be included with written permission from the conference organisers.) It is important to receive agreement for an event submission from the editor to confirm if the event falls within the remit of this journal.
Use of English
Articles should use consistent spelling, grammar and language ie. American or British English.
In the reference section authors should the following APA citation style. It must be used consistently, and authorship of cited works is adequately attributed, with all information necessary to locate cited material included. Take a look at the latest APA style (7th ed), Reference Guide.
Source: American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).
WHO ARE WE?
The journal is published by the National Wellbeing Service Ltd. The Editors of the journal are Prof Stephen Palmer PhD a Chartered Biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD a Chartered Scientist.
We are very keen to publish short articles describing different flora and fauna and look forward to receiving your submissions.
Professor Stephen Palmer PhD CBiol FRSB is Director of the National Wellbeing Service Ltd and Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Stephen is an Adjunct Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. Stephen co-edits several academic journals and has written/edited 60 books and over 300 articles and many book chapters.
Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD CSci is a chartered scientist. She is a Director of the National Wellbeing Service Ltd and also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Stephen Palmer, National Wellbeing Service Ltd, 156 Westcombe Hill, London, SE3 7DH. UK.
Affiliation: 1 National Wellbeing Service Ltd
Copyright: National Wellbeing Service Ltd
Funding: None declared
Conflict of interest declaration: Nothing declared.
Processing dates: Submitted: 10 July 2023. Published 11 July 2023
Article citation: Palmer, S., & O’Riordan, S. (2023). Editorial: Welcome to the Bulletin of the International Forum for Flora and Fauna Photography. Bulletin of the International Forum for Flora and Fauna Photography, 1, 1. https://nature.nationalwellbeingservice.com/the-bulletin/volume-1/volume-1-article-1-editorial
Photograph: The comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) resting on buddleja or butterfly bush (B. davidii) (Buddleia) Credit: Stephen Palmer