Questions about submissions should be sent to the new Ursus Editor-in-Chief, Jerry Belant.
For submissions, see Instructions for Authors.
Ursus welcomes our new Editor-in-Chief, Jerry Belant.
We would like to ensure our authors that have current papers in review or in press that our previous EIC, Rich Harris, will be working closely with the new staff to ensure a smooth transition.
About the Journal
Ursus includes articles on all aspects of bear management and research worldwide. Original manuscripts are welcome. In addition to manuscripts reporting original research, submissions may be based on thoughtful review and synthesis of previously-reported information, innovative philosophies and opinions, and public policy or legal aspects of wildlife conservation. Notes of general interest are also welcome. Invited manuscripts will be clearly identified, but will still be subject to peer review. All manuscripts must be in English. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed, and subject to rigorous editorial standards.
Prospective authors are encouraged to read the “Instructions to Authors” section, for guidelines on manuscript policy, page charges, and general style. For specifics, please see the latest issues of Ursus. To obtain back issues, see the “Back Issues” page.
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Jerry Belant and Rich Harris
Eve Bellemain, SPYGEN, Le Bourget du Lac, France