The Florida Field Naturalist, quarterly publication of the Florida Ornithological Society, welcomes submission of articles and notes containing the results of biological field studies, distributional records, and natural history observations of vertebrates, especially birds. Its geographic area includes Florida, adjacent states, the Bahamas, and nearby West Indies. Manuscripts of original articles and notes should follow the Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation and sent to the Editor. Suitable manuscripts are sent by the editor to referees for evaluation of scientific merit.
Notes on behavior should consider previously published information, and interpret the biological, ecological, or evolutionary significance of the behavior reported. Field studies must conform to standard scientific criteria for study design, analysis, and interpretation. Hypotheses should be clearly stated and data should be subjected to statistical testing where appropriate.
The Florida Field Naturalist presents reviews of books, monographs, and other material of interest to its readers. Materials to be considered for review should be sent to the Associate Editor (for reviews). Ideas for commentaries should be submitted to the Editor.
Articles and notes appearing in the Florida Field Naturalist may be reprinted, but, in accordance with copyright law, permission must be obtained from the Florida Field Naturalist and the Florida Ornithological Society, and the acknowledgment of permission must appear in the reprinted article.
The Florida Museum of Natural History is the official depository for the Florida Ornithological Society.
All articles of the Florida Field Naturalist can be found in Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA), the world's first and largest open access ornithological publications archive. This resource is the product of collaborations between the American Ornithologists Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, the Association of Field Ornithologists, the Wilson Ornithological Society and the University of New Mexico Libraries.
To read an article or obtain a PDF copy of a Florida Field Naturalist article, first visit the SORA website https://sora.unm.edu/. Click on the Florida Field Naturalist in the “Browse Publications” list on the left-hand side of the page.
While the Florida Ornithological Society wants the many excellent articles and notes in the Florida Field Naturalist to be available to the general public or the scientific community, it costs money to publish our journal. Please consider joining our society and make a contribution to the Florida Field Naturalist Fund.
Thank you for considering publication in the Florida Field Naturalist of your article or note containing the results of
If you are new to the publication process, please send an email to the Managing Editor of the Florida Field Naturalist with a short description of what you would like to submit.
Manuscript Submission Guidelines for the Florida Field Naturalist can be found here.
To submit a manuscript, contact the editor. When the editor replies, attach the manuscript in a return email.
“ Few sights in the bird world are as impressive as long-streamers of the so-called 'White Curlews' [White Ibis] drifting about over some Southern marsh. ”