Poster presentation 12th International Mammalogical Congress

An invitation to publish in the journals of the American Society of Mammalogists (#620)

Paul Stapp 1 , Meredith J. Hamilton 2 , Edward J. Heske 3
  1. Department of Biological Science, California State University, Fullerton, California, United States of America
  2. Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America
  3. Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) publishes two peer-reviewed journals aimed at a broad, international audience. The Journal of Mammalogy (JM), the Society’s flagship journal, publishes original research on all aspects of the biology of wild mammals, including behavior, conservation, ecology, genetics, physiology, morphology, systematics, and taxonomy. The journal, which produces six issues per year, has a 5-year impact factor of 2.30 and is the top-ranked taxonomic journal based on overall importance (eigenfactor). Mammalian Species (MS) publishes concise summaries (accounts) of the current state of biological knowledge of an individual mammal species. Since 1969 we have published MS accounts for 950 species (~20% of extant mammals), with approximately 20 accounts published annually. However, while accounts exist for more than 75% of North American species, we lack coverage of fauna from other continents and from some major groups, e.g., primates, tree and white-toothed shrews, most Australasian marsupials. Both journals are free to ASM members – a bargain at 55USD for regular members and 25USD for students - and accessible via the new Oxford Academic web platform, which provides a variety of enhanced features and options, including open access, advance access, color images, email content alerts, and Editor’s choice articles. Although more than 60% of authors and 24% of our Editorial Boards come from outside the United States, as we approach 2019, the 100th anniversary of ASM and JM and the 50th anniversary of MS, we seek to broaden our international footprint by recruiting authors, editors, and reviewers from around the world.