British Islands Bats is an on-line journal for publishing the results of bat work across the British Islands (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man). It has been inspired by two regional journals, no longer in production, Scottish Bats and Northern Bats.

Its principal aim is to publish an annual on-line journal, recording information about bats and bat work across the British Islands thereby providing a forum for information that might not otherwise be published, from full-length papers to brief notes on items of interest. British Islands Bats will be wholly reliant on contributions from bat groups, other bat workers and students.

The aim is to have the first edition ready for spring 2020. Tina Wiffen and Lisa Worledge (editors of British Islands Bats) are seeking articles for the first edition and welcome contributions on any bat related projects across the British Islands. A “Notes for contributors” document will be added here shortly. The deadline for contributions to Volume 1 is the end of January 2020.

Tina and Lisa are grateful to the Bat Conservation Trust for agreeing to host this page and the future volumes of British Islands Bats.

If you have any questions about the new journal or would like to enquire about submitting an article please email Tina and Lisa.