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Catalogue of Journals Searched: English

List of journals and contributors

This is a list of journals that we have searched so far (for more details see our methods and FAQ pages). We have systematically checked every article in each volume of the journal for the years shown and identified articles that fit our criteria. We have a separate list for non-English journals and for ‘grey literature’ such as reports. Articles that fit our criteria are then stored in our evidence repository until they are summarised and included in a synopsis and in our searchable database.
What studies have we searched for?
1. A conservation action must have been carried out. Browse our evidence for examples of conservation actions.
2. The effects of the action on biodiversity or ecosystem services must have been monitored quantitatively. There are a variety of relevant metrics for Conservation Evidence but some common ones include abundance, diversity, population trends, reproductive success, survival rate, percentage cover and establishment of a successful breeding population.
We continually search 30 of the biggest conservation and ecology journals (including Conservation Biology, Biological Conservation, Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Oryx; for more details see our methods and FAQ pages). Additional journals are frequently added to the list searched, for example when specialist journals are searched for the production of a specific synopsis.
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Journal Years searched Topic Conservation literature researcher
Amphibia-Reptilia 1980-2012 Amphibian Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1980-2012)
Amphibia-Reptilia 2013-2014 Reptile Conservation G. Rotem (2013-2014)
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 1996-2006 Amphibian Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1996-2006)
European Journal of Soil Science 1950-2012 Soil Fertility Georgina Key (1950-2012)
Geoderma 1967-2012 Soil Fertility Georgina Key (1967-2012)
Herpetologica 2013-2016 Reptile Conservation Maggie Watson (2013-2016)
Herpetological Bulletin 1980-2003 Amphibian Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1980-2003)
Herpetological Bulletin 2003-2013 Reptile Conservation G. Rotem (2003-2013)
Herpetological Conservation and Biology 2006-2012 Amphibian Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (2006-2012)
International Zoo Yearbook 1960-2015 Primate Conservation Coral Jonas (1960-2015)
International Zoo Yearbook 1960-2015 Management of Captive Animals Coral Jonas (1960-2015)
Land Use Policy 1984-2012 Soil Fertility Georgina Key (1984-2012)
Soil Biology & Biochemistry 1969-2012 Soil Fertility Georgina Key (1969-2012)
Wildlife Research 1956-2012 Bat Conservation Anna Berthinussen (1956-2012)