Notes for Contributors

We welcome contributions from full-length papers to short notes covering anything relevant to bats and bat work in northern England.  Line-artwork and good quality photographs are especially welcomed with an article submission to help make it attractive to read, more easily understood and to enhance any relevant points being made. Please ensure electronic/scanned artwork or photos are kept small in size ensuring that any final contributions are kept as small as possible.  Articles should be submitted in Word format, ideally with images included in the relevant places of the article.  We will undertake standard editing of each article in advance of creating a PDF for the website.  We will consider relevant articles published elsewhere but it will be the author’s responsibility to clarify copyright with the primary publisher.

Copyright of articles is retained by the author of those articles.  Articles can be downloaded for personal study or research, but cannot be reproduced in their entirety without prior permission from the author.  At least one email address should be provided, to be published with the article for subsequent communication and networking.

Please ensure that the addresses of any domestic bat roosts are not individually named or the exact location disclosed, to protect domestic roost owner identity and to ensure no distress is caused to any individual from the future publication of Northern Bats articles.  If domestic bat roosts have to be identified to a general area then a place-name and county should suffice (e.g. Wylam, Northumberland).  Maps and photos should not identify/name domestic properties for the above reasons.

There is no set style in which articles must be submitted however normal conventions would apply for example; the work must be that of the contributor unless specifically stated otherwise; appropriate references should be fully acknowledged for every article submitted; contributors retain responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained therein and for obtaining copyright permission to reproduce maps etc.

Before submitting complete articles, authors are encouraged to contact the editors of Northern Bats and may wish to consult the first or second edition or a past volume on the Scottish BATS website (www.scottishbats.org.uk) as an example of the types of items that would be of interest, although the types of contributions are not restricted to those previously published in either journal.  To contact the Northern Bats editorial team use the Contact page.

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily those of the editors of Northern Bats. The Northern Bats editors only take responsibility for such essential changes as are necessary to provide clarity and consistency of format.

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