WINGSPAN CONTENT GUIDELINES
Appropriate Content for Wingspan
Leadership Communications – Communications from the RRF officers, directors, and committees to the RRF membership or other organizations.
Commentary – Wingspan welcomes commentary regarding RRF as an organization as well as raptor biology and conservation.
Conservation News – Includes updates on recent conservation events and activities. Such accounts should not report results of investigations, although the scientific basis of a problem, action, or decision may be summarily described (e.g., a decision to list a raptor species as endangered based on population declines).
Profiles – Sketches of established organizations whose purpose substantially concerns raptors.
Meeting Reports – Summary descriptions of recent conferences, symposia, and workshops concerning raptors. Such accounts may note the titles/authors of papers presented at the event—if the number of papers is small—but should not report findings (results) of these papers.
RRF Resolutions – Draft resolutions before the RRF Membership; also, final resolutions once they have been adopted.
Thesis Abstracts – Abstracts of theses or dissertations on raptors published during the current or preceding two calendar years. Abstracts should be accompanied by a complete citation (author’s full name, year, title, university, city in which the university is located, and number of pages).
Announcements – Descriptions of upcoming events, job openings, recent publications, audio/visual resources, and on-line resources concerning raptors; also, assistance offered and sought by persons working with raptors, and personal property (related to raptors) offered for sale by members.
Grants and Awards – Announcements of grants and awards available exclusively to persons working with birds of prey; also, announcements of grant and award recipients whose grant/award is based on work with raptors.
News of Members – News of RRF members, including obituaries and contact information updates. News should not include results of members’ investigations.
RRF Elections – Solicitations urging RRF members to run for office; also, results of RRF elections.
RRF Business – Any other matters pertaining to RRF as an organization.
NOT APPROPRIATE for WINGSPAN
Results – with the sole exception of thesis abstracts (see above), Wingspan does not publish results from research, monitoring, inventories, surveys, management experiments, expeditions, or other types of investigation. These types of reports must undergo peer review and are appropriately directed to the Journal of Raptor Research or another scientific publication.
JRR Communications – Communications concerning content published in The Journal of Raptor Research should be directed to RRF’s Editor-in-Chief.
Book Reviews – Critiques/comments regarding the content or merits of a recent publication should be directed to RRF’s Book Reviews Editor. Book reviews are featured in The Journal of Raptor Research.
Advertisements – Wingspan does not publish advertisements for commercial enterprises.
General Ornithology – Wingspan publishes only material that is specific to raptors. Contributions concerning birds in general should be directed to the Editor of the Ornithological Newsletter.