About the Journal



The Journal of Wildlife Diseases (JWD), https://www.jwildlifedis.org/,
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.” 

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.

For a complete list of Journal of Wildlife Diseases Editors and Editorial Board, please click here.
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WDA Council approves waived page charges for members publishing in the JWD in 2021

The WDA Council has approved the following changes to page charges for publication in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases for the calendar year of 2021.

The primary/first author will have author page charges waived for accepted articles submitted during 2021, under the following criteria:

Has renewed for 2021 their regular or student membership of the WDA, at the latest by the time the manuscript is submitted to the JWD.
or
Has renewed for 2021 their membership in any category (associate, regular, student), at the latest at the time the manuscript is submitted to the JWD, and their listed address with the WDA is in one of the 123 countries that receive free access to the JWD. This list can be found at https://www.jwildlifedis.org/page/countryaccess.
or
Is an Emeritus or Lifetime member.

Standard fees will still apply for color images or publishing the article as Open Access.