Why jot for Jottings?

Jottings is a communication initiative by the Journal of Threatened Taxa (JoTT) aimed at breaking down the scientific findings in JoTT and other peer-reviewed journals to make the principles understandable to apply for the general public in daily life.

If you would like to contribute to this initiative and can write crisp, brief notes that communicate the critical findings in conservation to the general public simply and without the garb of scientific jargon and complexities, we cordially invite you to jot for Jottings!

What do you need at the time of submission?

1. The jotting

Matter and form: Your jotting can be a summary, overview, write-up, report, or story on an article published in JoTT or any other peer-reviewed scientific journal.  Make sure that it falls under at least one of the following categories:

  • Behaviour
  • Conservation
  • Disease
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Taxonomy

Title: Weave a short and spiffy title for your jotting, including keywords from the article.  Let it draw your readers into reading your jotting.

Length and style: Let your jotting be jotted down in a reader-friendly, crisp style in 400 to 600 words.  Make sure to lose the scientific jargon and other technicalities that hamper easy comprehension.

Format: Email your jotting in .doc or .docx format as an attachment to <> with “Jot for Jottings” as the subject.  Please do not send your file in PDF format.

References: Cite the journal article(s) you have referred to and provide a link to the source, if available.

2. Author bio

Tell us a little about yourself in two to three lines — your name, affiliations, email ID, why you chose to jot for Jottings, among other things.  You could also include a photograph of yours that we could use on Jottings.

3. Artwork (optional)

If you are interested in featuring an image that you think well represents the content of your jotting, send it to us as a high-res .jpg or .png file.  This could be a personal artwork or a copyright-free image available on the internet.  Again, cite your sources.

Have unanswered questions?

Ask us and we will get back to you!  Mail your queries to <>.

So, why wait?  Jot for Jottings for the cause of conservation!