About the Journal
The Journal of Wildlife Diseases (JWD) is published quarterly by the Wildlife Disease Association (WDA). JWD is a primary tool used by the WDA in accomplishing its mission, to “acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, conservation, and interactions with humans and domestic animals.” Access to the home page for the Journal of Wildlife Diseases is found here. For a listing of the JWD Editor, Assistant Editors, and Editorial Board, see this web page.


The JWD publishes reports of wildlife disease investigations, research papers, brief research notes, case and epizootic reports, review articles, and book reviews. The JWD publishes the results of original research and observations dealing with all aspects of infectious, parasitic, toxic, nutritional, physiologic, developmental and neoplastic diseases, environmental contamination, and other factors impinging on the health and survival of free-living or occasionally captive populations of wild animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Papers on zoonoses involving wildlife and on chemical immobilization of wild animals are also published. Manuscripts dealing with surveys and case reports may be published in the Journal provided that they contain significant new information or have significance for better understanding health and disease in wild populations. Authors are encouraged to address the wildlife management implications of their studies, where appropriate.


Additional information on The Journal of Wildlife Disease (JWD) may be found here.

A list of JWD editors can be found here.