About the Journal

Snow Leopard Reports is an open access journal that publishes research contributions and short notes. The aim of the journal is to collate and make available the latest information on snow leopard ecology and conservation. Its ambit includes not only the snow leopard, but also its prey and carnivores that share the landscape with this elusive cat. Snow Leopard Reports is also committed to featuring innovative conservation practices and policies which address threats impacting snow leopard habitats. Snow Leopard Reports is especially interested in showcasing work that is undertaken by conservation practitioners at different levels across the snow leopard range. The journal is published by The Snow Leopard Network (SLN), a worldwide network dedicated to facilitating the exchange of information and insights around snow leopards. It strives to “link up to scale up” efforts and thereby enhance the impact of snow leopard conservation investments. Snow Leopard Reports welcome submissions on topics relevant to the journal’s focus, including:

  • Novel natural history or field observations within snow leopard landscapes
  • Research on snow leopard and co-occurring species’ ecology, biology and evolution
  • New findings, approaches, or concepts relevant to snow leopard and co-occurring species’ conservation
  • Practitioners’ perspectives on snow leopard conservation
  • The nature and results of conservation initiatives
  • Case studies of conservation projects and programmes
  • Reviews of snow leopard conservation policy, strategy and legislation in practice

The primary criteria for acceptance are originality, scientific rigour, relevance to the readership and acceptability of style.

Three types of contributions are welcome: Research Notes, Short Notes and Notes from the Conservation Frontline. You can find more information about each of these categories and the submission process under Submission guidelines. All contributions will be peer-reviewed.

The journal's target audience includes snow leopard researchers and conservation practitioners. It also targets the wider ecological research and conservation community.  We encourage authors to identify their specific target audience.