Wildlife and Human Society

Instruction for contributors in English



The Journal welcomes academic contributions concerning to natural science, social science and humanity related to wildlife and human society. Prior publication or concurrent submission to other refereed journals precludes publication in the Journal. The categories of paper are: original paper, review article, short communication, and research note.


The head author should be a member of Association of Wildlife and Human Society, except for the invitation by the editorial board. If a manuscript is accepted, authors must transfer their full copyright interests exclusively to the Association of Wildlife and Human Society.

Review of Manuscripts

The manuscripts submitted are sent to at least two peer reviewers. The identity of reviewers is confidential, and the editor reserves the right to select reviewers.

Manuscript and Copies

Manuscript should be prepared as double-spaced, with 40 mm margins, on the standard size (A4 or 8.5 X 11 inch). Do not hyphenate at the right margin. In the top left corner of page 1, the title, name(s) of author(s), affiliation, complete address, telephone and numbers, and e-mail address of the person who is to receive editorial correspondence. Use footnote for e-mail and author's address if it differs from byline address. On the succeeding pages, print the head author's last name in the top left corner, the page number in the top right corner. Send pdf file or a hard copy of the manuscript.

Abstract and Keywords

Each manuscript, original paper, review article, short communication, or research note, should have an abstract of no more than 300 words (200 words for a short communication or a research note). Acronyms are not permitted in the abstract. Add five keywords for indicating the characteristics of the paper.


Annotations should be put together at the end of text before references, under the number (1), (2) and so on, which are corresponding to the each part of text indicating as superscript number (1), (2) and so on.

Scientific Names

Print in italics. The first mention of a vernacular name should be accompanied by its scientific name.

Measurement Unit

Use metric units. For conversion of trade terms or terms that may be ambiguous, show English equivalents in parentheses.


Within text, reference should be names sequentially by date (e.g. Dasman and Taber 1960, Geist 1970, Gray et al. 1975). Show page numbers for quotation, paraphrases, and for citations in books or bulletins, unless the reference is to the entire publications. Cite unpublished reports (parenthetically in the text) only if essential, and do not cite submitted papers.

Literature Cited

Do not use abbreviation in Literature Cited. Arrange the references alphabetically according to the following systems:

For periodicals

Ohsawa, M. , D. Suzuki and J. Kawano (1990) An interpretation of latitudinal patterns of forest limits in South and East Asian mountains. Journal of Ecology 78:326-339.

For books

Leopold, A. (1933) "Game Management" Charles Scribner's Sons, 345p, New York.

For edited books

Gray, A. J. (1991) management of coastal communities. In "The Scientific Management of Temperate Communities for Conservation" (Eds. Spellenberg I. F. et al.), pp227-243, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 321p, Oxford.

When referring to articles written in languages other than English, give the title translated into English.

Tables and Figures

Each must be self-explanatory and be referenced in the text. Preparation for column width (74 mm) is preferred over that for page width (155 mm). Avoid repeating information among tables, figures and text.


Start each table on a separate page and continue long tables onto subsequent pages. Double-spaces throughout, omit vertical lines, leave margins of at least 30 mm. Avoid unusual abbreviations. Identify foot notes by roman letters, or asterisks for probabilities. Percentages shown for cursory comparison should have only one or two significant digits. Do not show percentages based on small samples (n<26).


Print captions on a separate page, in paragraph form. On each figure, print the head author's name, figure number. Few photographs are accepted. When the manuscript is accepted, submit the photographs more than 2000-pixel image.

Editorial Organization