[Coral-List] CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on “Coral Reef Ecology and Biodiversity”

Keisha Bahr kbahr at hawaii.edu
Wed Sep 30 21:20:44 UTC 2020

*Submission Deadline: *31 January 2021
*More information*:

Aloha all,

We are writing to invite you to contribute a Review or Article for a
Special Issue of the journal Diversity on the subject of "Coral Reef
Ecology and Biodiversity"

Maintaining community, organismal, and genetic diversity is vital to
ecosystem services and functioning; however, natural and anthropogenic
impacts can alter this balance. The focus of this Special Issue of the
interdisciplinary open-access journal Diversity is one of the most diverse
ecosystems on earth: coral reefs. We welcome topics that cover
anthropogenic impacts on coral reef ecology and biodiversity, climate
change ecology, applied research and management, as well as socioeconomic
linkages between humans and coral reefs.

Guest Editors for this special issue are Ku'ulei Rodgers of the Hawaii
Institute of Marine Biology and Keisha Bahr of Texas A&M University-Corpus
Christi. Please contact Kuuleir at hawaii.edu and Keisha.Bahr at tamucc.edu with
any queries, including the term 'Diversity Special Issue' in the email
subject line.

If you would like to submit an article, please let us know, in case we can
offer advice or comment. In particular, if you were considering a review
article, please inform us about the proposed topic area so that we can
avoid having the same material covered by more than one author. **Authors
may communicate with the editorial office for a discount on publication

*About the journal Diversity:*
Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818, Impact Factor 2.047,
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/diversity) is a fully open access journal,
granting the readers unlimited and free access, which increases publicity
and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies.

Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors
approximately *16.4* days after submission-. If the revised manuscript is
accepted, acceptance to publication is undertaken in *3.5* days (median
values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2019). A
template is available to make the manuscript preparation easier, and the
submission process is very simple and fast through the submission website.
Authors are encouraged, although not forced, to publish the reviewer
reports and their responses alongside their accepted manuscript. This makes
fully transparent the whole review process.

For information on manuscript preparation and related matters, please see
the instructions for authors:

The deadline for submission of manuscripts to the Special Issue is *31
January 2021*.

Mahalo for your time and stay safe!
Ku'ulei Rodgers (University of Hawai'i: www.coralreefecologylab.com)
Keisha Bahr (Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi: www.Bahrlab.com)

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