About the Journal

Pachyderm is a bi-annual, international, and peer-reviewed journal that deals primarily with matters related to African elephant and African and Asian rhino conservation and management in the wild. It is also a platform for dissemination of information concerning the activities of the African Elephant, the African Rhino, and the Asian Rhino Specialist Groups of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC).

Views expressed in Pachyderm are those of the individual authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of IUCN, the Species Survival Commission or any of the three Specialist Groups responsible for producing Pachyderm (namely the African Elephant Specialist Group, the African Rhino Specialist Group and the Asian Rhino Specialist Group).

Indexed for Greater Impact

In our commitment to expanding the reach and impact of research published in Pachyderm, we are proud to announce that our journal is indexed by leading academic databases and repositories, including the Web of Science, Elsevier, and Scopus. This recognition underscores the quality and relevance of our publications in the field of wildlife conservation and management, facilitating greater visibility and accessibility to researchers worldwide.

Supporting Our Authors

We believe in supporting our authors to the fullest extent, recognizing the importance of their work in advancing conservation knowledge and practices. To this end, publication costs for authors in Pachyderm are subsidized by generous donations from our funding partners. This initiative ensures that financial barriers do not hinder the sharing of valuable research with the global community.

We welcome submissions for future issues of Pachyderm. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication, please read the Information for Authors, Editorial Policies and Peer Review Process sections.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.