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Tropical Conservation Science — TCS
ISSN 1940-0829

Mission Statement

The main objective of the e-journal within mongabay.com is to bring to light, via publication of short papers results of research relating to conservation of tropical forests and of other tropical ecosystems.

Tropical Conservation Science will publish three types of papers: Research Articles, Conservation Letters and Short Communications. Articles will be regular technical papers and/or synopsis/reviews of particular topics. Letters would be non-traditional papers and could have as a central theme something like "critical thinking," whether it is a taxonomic, conservation policy, ecological, physiological or historical article. Letters would aim to be a bit edgy and promote thinking by moving into the next paradigm even when traditional journals refuse to move there. Such approach could promote discussions, disagreements and advances in thinking.

A fee of $250USD will be charged for publication of accepted papers in Tropical Conservation Science (see author guidelines for details).

The e-journal is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research papers and state-of-the-art reviews of broad interest to the field of conservation of tropical forests and of other tropical ecosystems. Short turn-around time from submission to publication is an important feature of the journal.

The e-journal intends to stimulate publications directed to conservation problems as they relate to the impact of social, economic, sociopolitical, industrial and other drivers of tropical forest loss on the distribution and conservation of other tropical ecosystems.

Equally important to the e-journal is to stimulate publication of research aimed at mapping, tracking and assessing drivers of tropical /ecosystem conservation.

The e-journal aims at becoming a forum for setting forth perspectives and analysis of contrasting concepts and data regarding approaches to tropical ecosystem conservation.

The e-journal attempts to provide a channel of communication between scientists and practitioners and between these and the public at large on tropical conservation.

The e-journal stimulates publication of papers by graduate students based on their thesis and dissertation research and/or special projects.

Submitted manuscripts can report any aspect of taxonomy, ecology, evolution, behavior, parasitology, epidemiology, and population genetics, among other topics, for both plant and animal communities, as they relate to tropical forest/ecosystem conservation. Manuscripts can also report on social and economic issues related to tropical conservation such as indigenous people, poverty, population growth, ecological footprint, conservation policy, and on relevant scientific, technological, cultural and religious issues. The e-journal also welcomes interdisciplinary papers using the whole range of methods available, modeling, molecular biology, epidemiology, ecology and/or evolutionary theory, among others, to assess/discuss vital conservation issues in the tropics.

The e-journal aims at being an international entity where papers will be published only in English.

Tropical Conservation Science is an open-access e-journal that publishes research relating to conservation of tropical forests and other tropical ecosystems.

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