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3rd April 2023

Welcome to North Queensland Naturalist for 2023. We now have three articles online in Volume 53.


We post manuscripts as they're finalised throughout the year, providing rapid publication for authors, and send occasional update notices by email - go to our Contact Us page for a link to be added to our email notification list.

Many thanks to all the contributing authors and reviewers in last year's Volume 52.

Also available on this site are the original journals of the North Queensland Naturalist volumes 1-45, published from 1932 to 1982 - online here


North Queensland Naturalist

ISSN  2651-9739 (Online)
formerly ISSN  0078-1630 (Print)




The North Queensland Naturalist existed variously as a journal (1932-1982) and newsletter (1983 until 2002) published by the North Queensland Naturalists Club (for more information go to our History page). On 3 December 2015, we held a re-launch event at the Flecker Botanic Gardens in Cairns. This was well-attended by an enthusiastic audience.


This is a fully online peer-reviewed journal of natural history, ecology and conservation biology, free to both authors and readers, with the first new issue, Volume 46, completed as of December 2016. We believe original observations of flora or fauna, from land, sea, river or sky, make important contributions to the understanding and conservation of nature in the region. We believe there are many individuals and organisations including land managers and community groups in the far north of Queensland that will enjoy and benefit from such a publication.


We encourage contributions from interested persons of all skill levels from amateur to professional. To ensure a high standard, the journal has an expert editorial panel and all manuscripts will be sent out to review. Assistance in the preparation of manuscripts is available for those who need it, and indeed, we see a role in helping to improve the writing skills of less-experienced authors. ... read our Scope/Guide for Authors page


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