The Editor will consider for publication original papers, reviews and notes on the birds of the OSME region. ‘Russia’ on the OSME region map refers to the Russian Federation’s North Caucasus (to 45° N). Papers which additionally include birds in areas outside the OSME region or which are concerned with the birds of areas of which the OSME region, partially or completely, is an important part eg the Saharo-Sindian region or Siberian-African flyways, will also be considered. Please consult the Editor ( Sandgrouse) if in doubt about the suitability of material.
All correspondence between authors and Editor, including initial submission of articles, will be by email. All articles must be in UK English and must be submitted as Word files. Authors are required to format their articles to Sandgrouse style; guidelines can be downloaded here . All figures, tables and plates, and their captions, should be in the text file at the end of the article or in separate files. Tables should use the Word table facility retaining gridlines, if suitable, but not tabs. All diagrams, maps, graphs (Figures) and photos (Plates) will be required as separate files on acceptance of the paper, but can be embedded in the text on first submission. The Editor encourages the submission of maps and colour photos. All articles submitted for publication are sent for review. Avian scientific nomenclature and species sequence should follow the Simplified OSME Region List unless argued convincingly otherwise.
All articles should be submitted to the Editor at: Sandgrouse.
Copyright When submitting articles, letters, commentary, text, photographs, artwork, figures or images (the ‘Copyright Word’) to the Editor, you are agreeing to grant to Sandgrouse a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, copyright licence to use, edit, alter, adapt, translate, copy, publish, continue to publish or re-publish the Copyright Work (and/or an edited, adapted, or translated version of it or part of it) in all forms, formats and media (including, but not limited to, print, digital and electronic forms) anywhere in the world. You must ensure that by submitting a Copyright Work you are warranting that you are the Copyright Work owner and that you have the right to grant the non-exclusive licence described above. For the avoidance of doubt, the Author/Artist shall remain the owner of the Copyright Work.