Instructions for contributors

All submissions will be edited and published at the discretion of the editorial board. Original articles will be subject to a peer-review process.

Manuscripts: should be double-spaced with Times New Roman 12 pt font. Research articles may
have a maximum of 5000 words. Opinions expressed should be based on adequate evidence. Titles
should be concise and accurate and include any relevant scientific (taxonomic) name. A full-length paper must include a proper summary. We welcome word-for-word translations of summaries where appropriate.

Gnusletter is published in English, but we will consider material in other languages and aim to have it translated accurately.

Authors are encouraged to follow ASG’s taxonomy (as used in the IUCN Red List and to provide explanations for any deviation.

On first mention of a species, both English and scientific name should be given, but only one after that, preferably the English.

Metric units and their international symbols should be used (other systems of measurement can be added in parentheses), with temperatures in Centigrade (Celsius).

Dates should be written 1 January 1985, times of day as 08:30, 17:55, using the 24- hour clock.

Tables and figures: Please number them in the text consecutively as they appear (Table 1, Figure 1 etc). Please submit any tables, figures, on separate pages along with the caption at the end of the ms.

Photos are welcomed, but please submit them separately (NOT embedded in the manuscript) preferably in jpeg format and with the appropriate credit.

In the text please list chronologically, with no comma before the date. With more than 2 authors use et al.
A full list of references should be provided at the end, listed alphabetically. Book titles and journal names should be in italics. Do not abbreviate journal titles. The following are shown as a guide:

• Stanley-Price, M.R. 1989. Animal Reintroductions: the Arabian Oryx in Oman. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

• Grimshaw, J.M., Cordeiro, N.J. and Foley, C.A.H. 1995. The mammals of Kilimanjaro. Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society 84: 105-139.

• Hillman, J.C. 1979. The biology of the Eland (Taurotragus oryx Pallas) in the wild. PhD thesis, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

• IUCN/ 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: (Accessed: 07 December 2021).

• Kingdon, J. 2013. Genus Tragelaphus. In: J.S. Kingdon and M. Hoffmann (eds). The Mammals of Africa, pp. 138-141. London, UK: Bloomsbury.