Tropical Conservation Science — TCS
Mission StatementThe main objective of Mongabay's e-journal, Tropical Conservation Science (TCS), is to bring to light research related to conservation of tropical forests and other tropical ecosystems.
TCS is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research papers and state-of-the-art reviews of broad interest to tropical conservation. Short turn-around time from submission to publication is an important feature of the journal.
TCS seeks papers that investigate conservation problems involving the social, economic, sociopolitical, industrial and other drivers of tropical ecosystem loss and degradation. Equally important to the e-journal is to stimulate publication of research that maps, tracks, and assesses drivers of tropical/ecosystem conservation.
The e-journal serve as a forum for perspectives and analysis of contrasting concepts and data on tropical ecosystem conservation. It also provides a channel of communication between scientists and the public at large on tropical conservation.
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 relevant scientific, technological, cultural and religious issues. The e-journal welcomes interdisciplinary papers using the whole range of methods available, including modeling, molecular biology, epidemiology, ecology and/or evolutionary theory, among others, to assess/discuss vital tropical conservation issues.
Tropical Conservation Science publishes four types of papers: Review Articles, Research Articles, Conservation Letters and Short Communications. Review and Research Articles are synopsis/reviews of particular topics and regular technical papers. Letters are 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 should be a bit edgy and promote thinking by moving into the next paradigm even when traditional journals refuse to move there. Such an approach could inspire discussions, disagreements and advances in thinking. Short Communications are reports of preliminary studies or of technical procedures in the study of species and specific conservation issues.
TCS is an international entity where papers will be published only in English.
A fee of $250USD will be charged for publication of accepted papers in Tropical Conservation Science (see author guidelines for details).
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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