The journal Conservation aims to be an advanced world forum for professionals and academics to disseminate science on all aspects of conservation
The open access publisher MPDI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) launches the publication of the scientific journal Conservation, whose editor-in-chief is Dr. Antoni Margalida, scientist at the Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC – CSIC, UCLM, JCCM) and member of its Research Group in Game Resources and Wildlife Management.
This new journal is devoted to providing an advanced global forum for practitioners and scholars to disseminate their research on all aspects related to conservation issues. This includes, among others, biodiversity and environment conservation, resource recycling, conservation and sustainable management, conservation planning and governance, conservation ethics and ecology, creative and multidisciplinary solutions for conservation, as well as heritage conservation and restoration.
The journal Conservation is an advanced global forum for practitioners and scholars to disseminate their research on all aspects related to conservation issues.
It offers an exciting new opportunity to publish comprehensive reviews, original research articles, communications, case reports, letters, commentaries, and other perspectives related to the biological, sociological, ethical, economic and methodological dimensions of conservation. In addition, submissions highlighting transdisciplinary advances in the science and practice of conservation, with application in management and policy decisions, are welcome.
To address conservation-related issues from different angles, the journal also open calls for different special issues. In fact, a call for submissions to the first Topical Collection Frontiers in Global Biodiversity Conservation.
The growing concern over conservation issues in the past three decades sets the stage for this new open access journal to share the latest scientific studies on conservation.
Among the main advantages of the journal Conservation is the rapid yet rigorous peer review process, whereby all manuscripts are reviewed by two to four experts in the specific field of study that each manuscript addresses. On the other hand, considering the experiences of other MDPI journals, it has been verified that authors receive reviews and news of the first editorial decision within about two weeks, and if they are invited for revision, will be expected to promptly resubmit their manuscript. Following final acceptance, the paper will be published online in about three to four days. This process reduces the time elapsed between manuscript submission and publication to four to six weeks without compromising standards of high quality.
Finally, another remarkable aspect of the journal is that authors are encouraged to publish the reviewers’ comments and their responses together with their article in the interests of promoting a fully transparent publication process. Additionally, reviewers who provide thoughtful, accurate, and timely reviews are recognized and rewarded with vouchers to be used toward publishing in Conservation or other MDPI journals.
The Editorial Board of Conservation encourages the scientific community and biodiversity conservation professionals to disseminate their research through this journal, taking advantage of the benefits of open access, high-quality standards, and rapid publication.
The editorial published by the editors of Conservation is available at:
- Margalida, A., Luisalli, L., Tella, J. L., Zhao, S. 2021. Conservation: A New Open Access Journal for Rapid Dissemination of the Transdisciplinary Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation. Conservation 1, 17-20.