[Coral-List] Coral Reefs Journal: Important Information
Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov
Tue Jul 5 20:54:32 EDT 2005
I am posting this for Richard Dunne <CoralReefJournal at aol.com> who has
tried four times to post this, without success:
CHANGES IN THE EDITORIAL TEAM AND A NEW MANUSCRIPT REVIEW SYSTEM
NEW EDITOR IN CHIEF
On 1 July 2005 Barbara Brown took over the reins of Editor in Chief at
"Coral Reefs" from Dick Dodge. Barbara has been closely associated with
the journal, both at the time it was founded in 1982, and later from
1993 to 1998 when she served as a Topic Editor. The Editorial Office has
Coral Reefs Editorial Office, West Briscoe, Baldersdale, Barnard Castle,
Co. Durham, DL12 9UP, UK. Tel +44 (0)1833 650059.
e-mail - CoralReefJournal at aol.com.
There have also been major changes at our publisher, Springer, where we
have a new editorial team based in Holland following the merger between
Springer and Kluwer Academic Publishing. The new company is the second
largest professional publisher in the fields of science, technology and
ELECTRONIC MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
"Coral Reefs" has now introduced online electronic manuscript
processing. Authors can submit their manuscripts by logging on to the
website at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/coral.
Electronic processing will help reduce delays in the review process, and
allow closer control by the Editorial team to ensure a smooth flow of
manuscripts from submission to publication. Authors will also be able to
track their manuscripts through the various stages, and will be informed
by e-mail as soon as a decision has been made. The existing online
electronic publishing in advance of the release of the printed journal
also ensures that papers reach the press at an early stage.
For full details please visit the "Coral Reefs" web page for full
details and updated instructions.
OTHER CHANGES AT THE JOURNAL
"Coral Reefs" is increasing in size over the next few years. In the
current year the journal has a page allowance of 704 pages, in 2006 this
rises to 800 and for 2007 and thereafter 900. The page increases will be
used to reduce the period from acceptance to publication.
As well as full length papers, "Coral Reefs" publishes short manuscripts
or Notes. These are valuable contributions to the science. To enhance
their status, Notes will be allowed short abstracts in future. This will
enable them to be cross referenced by the various abstracting services,
and so improve their visibility to the research community.
In the last year of assessment (2003) "Coral Reefs" was ranked 10th in
the "Marine and Freshwater Biology" publishing category by citation
impact factor. This is an excellent achievement, and one on which the
Editorial team wish to build.
Richard P Dunne
Assistant to the Editor
Coral Reefs Editorial Office
West Briscoe, Baldersdale, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 9UP, United
Tel: + 44 1833 650059
E-mail: CoralReefJournal at aol.com
Online manuscript submissions: Coral Reefs Manuscript Submission - Online
Associated Web Sites: Coral Reefs Electronic Journal Home Page
International Society for Reef Studies
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