Current Issue  Fall 2016Cover of HWI journal showing sage-grouse hens

Volume 10 Issue 2  

General Information

Human–Wildlife Interactions (HWI) is the only scientific journal dedicated specifically to publishing manuscripts that report research, management case studies, and policy perspectives designed to enhance the professional management of human–wildlife conflicts.  If wildlife management is to grow as a profession, managers must increasingly seek to mitigate these human–wildlife conflicts. In doing so, wildlife managers will create new forums to engage the widest range of stakeholders in conservation. To assist in this transition, wildlife managers will need better information about how and why human–wildlife conflicts occur. Increased understanding of the magnitude and type of damage occurring, the techniques to manage challenges posed by locally overabundant or rare wildlife populations, and the communication and outreach strategies that can be implemented will increase the capacity of stakeholders to develop viable solutions. HWI is dedicated to providing wildlife managers and all stakeholders with this information.

To accomplish this goal we have collaborated with Digital Commons and Utah State University libraries to provide our readers and authors the very best in publication support and service (see http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/hwi/).  As of December 1, 2016, Dr. Terry Messmer has assumed the duties of HWI Editor-in-Chief.  Ms. Rosanna Vail will continue as Managing Editor and Ms. Rae Ann Hart is our new Financial, Account, and Advertising Manager. We have completed our transformation to an open access journal with global distribution.  To address the needs of some of our readers who still desire hardcopies, we will still offer an annual subscription to cover the costs of printing and mailing.  As we move forward, we also are investigating increasing the number of issues published annually to ensure timely publication.  We have expedited the review process; we have also recruited additional Associate Editors and reviewers. 

Human–Wildlife Interactions (ISSN 2155-3858 print, ISSN 2155-3874 online) is a peer-reviewed journal published two times a year by the Jack H. Berryman Institute, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5230. Material appearing in Human–Wildlife Interactions may not be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the publisher.

Editor-in-Chief: Terry Messmer
Managing Editor: Rosanna Vail

Journal Subject Area

Human–wildlife conflicts occur when humans or wildlife are having an adverse impact upon the other. Human–Wildlife Interactions publishes manuscripts on all aspects of human–wildlife conflicts, particularly
research articles in the areas of wildlife ecology, animal behavior, management applications, economics, and human dimensions. Additionally, we encourage brief articles in the categories of letters to the editor, book reviews, opinion pieces, point-counter-point articles, policy issues, notes on research and new techniques, and management notes.


HWI Subscriptions

Human–Wildlife Interactions (ISSN 2155-3858 print, ISSN 2155-3874 online) is a peer-reviewed journal published two times a year by the Jack H. Berryman Institute, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5230. Material appearing in Human–Wildlife Interactions may not be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the publisher.

Subscriptions for printed Human–Wildlife Interactions are $20 per year, domestic, and $40 per year, foreign. Back issues are $10 per issue, domestic, and $40, foreign. Please make check payable to Berryman Institute and send to

Human–Wildlife Interactions
Berryman Institute
Department of Wildland Resources
Utah State University, UMC 5271
Logan, UT 84322-5271 USA


How to Submit Manuscripts

Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts via our submission portal on Digital Commons.

Who Should Submit Manuscripts

Anyone is welcome to submit a manuscript, letter, and article to Human–Wildilfe Interactions. Submissions are especially welcome from people working in operations or with practical field experience. If you have information, an opinion, or idea that should be shared with others in the field of wildlife management, please contact the editor at hwi@usu.edu, and we will assist you in getting your information into print. We also publish a section on human–wildlife interactions in the news. If you see an article in the media dealing with a human–wildlife issues, please forward it to the editor with an explanation about where and when it appeared.

Submission Guidelines

Complete submission guidelines available in pdf.

Page charges of $100 per printed page are required. Authors must acknowledge acceptance of responsibility for page charges should the manuscript be accepted for publication.

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Human–Wildlife Interactions accepts half- and full-page advertisements. For more information, contact the managing editor at hwi@usu.edu