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The Tasmanian Naturalist Journal - Advice for Contributors

The Tasmanian Naturalist is the journal of the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc. It is published annually by the Club, with volume 1 appearing in 1907. Authorship is unrestricted: Club and non-Club authors are welcome. Local, national and international authors are all encouraged.

The Tasmanian Naturalist publishes articles on all aspects of natural history, with a focus on Tasmania and Tasmanian naturalists, together with views on the management of natural values. Articles can be either in a formal or informal style. They need not be written in a traditional scientific format unless appropriate for the content.

A wide range of types of articles is accepted. For instance, the journal will publish articles that:

  • summarise or review relevant scientific studies, in language that can be appreciated by field naturalists;
  • stimulate interest in, or facilitate in identifying, studying or recording particular taxa or habitats;
  • record interesting observations of behaviour, phenology, natural variation or biogeography;
  • stimulate thinking and discussion on points of interest or contention to naturalists;
  • put the study of natural history today into context through comparisons with past writings, archives, etc;
  • review recent publications that are relevant to the study of Tasmanian natural history.

Book reviews, web-site reviews, poetry and prose and other informal natural-history related content can also be accepted. If you are thinking of submitting such material, please check with the Editor first (to avoid duplication of items such as book reviews and for appropriateness of content).

Articles from previous volumes of The Tasmanian Naturalist are available for download; prospective authors should view recent articles for ideas on style, format and content.

Potential authors should download and consult the Guidelines for authors. (pdf 300kb.)

Guidelines for authors


Spreadsheet listing contents of all recorded issues (from 1907-2011)