Information for Authors
California Fish and Game is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal focused on the biology, ecology, and conservation of the flora and fauna of California and surrounding areas, and the northeastern Pacific Ocean.
NEW! Submissions guidelines (PDF) for the Journal have been updated (July 2019).
California Fish and Game accepts manuscripts in the following categories:
- Original research papers
- Research notes
- Review papers
- Book reviews
- Commentaries and Essays
Manuscripts must be submitted by e-mail following directions provided in the Revised Submission Guidelines for CFG (July 2019) (PDF). The journal standard for style is consistent with the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style Manual. Instructions in the CFG guidelines supersede the CSE Style Manual where differences exist between formats. Please follow these formatting guidelines carefully. Manuscripts that do not conform to the guidelines will be returned for revision.
NEW! The Journal has begun implementation of a double-blind peer review process. This means that the reviewer identities are concealed from authors as well as author identities being concealed from reviewers throughout the review process. This policy will aid in reducing bias during the review process.
Authors of manuscripts that are accepted for publication will be invoiced for charges at the rate of $50 per printed page shortly after page proofs are distributed.* Authors should state acceptance of printing charges in their cover letters. The corresponding author will receive a PDF file of the publication without additional fees and may distribute copies without restriction.
*Page charges may be waived for authors under in certain instances (e.g., for authors from developing countries or students without funding). If applicable, please request a waiver in your cover letter.
Back issues are being archived on the California Fish and Game - Contents page, where the complete series of California Fish and Game will soon be available free of charge.
Send submissions and questions to:
Ange Darnell Baker, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, California Fish and Game
California Department of Fish and Wildlife