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Arno Gutleb, EditorIUCN/SCC Otter Specialist Group Bulletin
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Volume 33 Issue 2 (October 2016)

Note from the Editor
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Dear Friends, Colleagues and Otter Enthusiasts!

We have just closed the first issue of 2016 and start now with a new issue with this editorial. We have manuscripts continuously being submitted and there will be at least 4-5 manuscripts in this second issue of 2016 before opening a new issue in early 2017. So keep coming back to our website and see what is new.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank For a long time we have been waiting for an impact factor to be assigned to the IUCN OSG Bulletin. You are probably all aware that there are practically speaking two official ones and a lot of "predatory" ones. So it is a pleasure to announce that Scopus – the most stringent and conservative data base - has now included our journal into their database and that a first IF of 0.16 based on the articles published in 2014-2015 has been asigned. I am aware that this is a low IF but it is a start and if you cite the relevant articles from our journals in your other articles outside the IUCN OSG Bulletin also our IF will automatically rise.

You can see more detail at our Scimago page

Those that had a look will see that we have several new special issues and I am very thankful to the editors of special issues to take all the efforts to get Proceedings or literature reviews published.

I understood that many met in June at the International Otter Colloquium in Singapore and I got very positive feedback on the science and the touristic highlights of Singapore. Dependent on what the organisers will decide we may have a special issue with manuscripts from the conference.

Please provide us photos as we need good resolution pictures for the title page.

And as always I want to express my thanks to my world’s-best webmaster who puts all your manuscripts online, is always ready to perform last minute or post-publishing changes if they are necessary. Lesley, thank you so much for your efforts.


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