I just got the news that our pygmy rabbit study is technically “in press” through the prestigious journal of Conservation Biology. With an impact factor of 4.894 and ISI Journal Citation Reports Ranking of 2/33 (Biodiversity Conservation); 2/34 (Biodiversity Conservation); 7/192 (Environmental Sciences); 15/129 (Ecology) that means we’ll have pretty good coverage in the scientific community. Conservation Biology is described as “Conservation Biology is the most influential and frequently cited journal in its field. The journal publishes groundbreaking papers and is instrumental in defining the key issues contributing to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity“.
They rarely take single species studies so they must have thought our study would have a large impact on the conservation community. I’m so excited that this will spread the word about the need for mate choice in captive breeding settings and hope that this is the first step to a successful follow-up study on the pandas!