Guidelines to Contributors
Ibisbill publishes full papers and short notes on the ornithology of Nepal. Contributions are submitted to reviewer/s, and accepted contributions are published. Contributions are accepted on condition that they are being offered solely to Ibisbill. They must be concise, take account of previous relevant literature and avoid repetition of known facts as much as possible. Manuscripts must be submitted in English, but may include a summary in Nepali. Word limit for full paper article is 4000 and short notes should be under 2000.
Scientific research must follow a well designed and standard format. Typically, the manuscript should have the following components: title, authors, abstract, keywords, introduction, methods, results, conclusion and discussion, acknowledgements, references.
Each contribution must begin on a separate sheet of paper, and have a brief title. All contributions should be typed with double spacing with wide margins. The name and postal address of the author(s) should appear at the end of the article. Full papers should start with an abstract which describes the main findings and conclusions.
Tables must be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are to appear. Each table must be in a separate sheet of paper with the table number and title at the top. Tables should be as simple as possible.
Photographs will be considered if they are essential to complement the text, and should be of high contrast, glazed and larger in size. Caption for figures and photographs must be typed clearly with the figures numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are to appear. The photographs including photos credit must be attached separately in the same email.
References should be listed in alphabetical order of the first author’s name. They should be listed at the end of full papers, before putting contributor’s name and postal address. Given below are some examples of references.
Neate-Clegg, M.H., Horns, J.J., Adler, F.R., Aytekin, M.Ç.K. and Şekercioğlu, Ç.H., 2020. Monitoring the world's bird populations with community science data. Biological Conservation, 248, p.108653.
Evans, T., 2021. Quantifying the global threat to native birds from predation by non‐native birds on small islands. Conservation Biology.
BirdLife International, 2021. Species factsheet: Emberiza aureola. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/02/20
The conventions observed by this journal are that the English name of a species is capitalized (e.g., Red-billed Leiothrix) but not in the name of a group of species (e.g., babblers). Scientific names or 'genera and species' (but not family names) and Nepali words should be in italics.
Trinomial nomenclature may be used only when accurately known and essential to the text. English and Scientific names of birds should follow those provided by Birds of Nepal an Official checklist. Both English and scientific names must be cited when a species is first mentioned but thereafter only one need to be used. Metric units and their international symbols should be used throughout, the 24-hour clock (08h00, 14h35) and dates should be written as 4 May 2020. Hyphens should be used as sparingly as possible. When citing a conversation ('verbally') or letter ('in litt.'), the contact's name and initials should be included, preferably with the year of communication.
Manuscript must be submitted in Microsoft word file with *.doc or *.docx format.
Submission Deadline: 31 August 2021.
Please send your articles to the following address: