All articles should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manuscripts should be submitted in standard word processor formats or rich text format. Figures should not be embedded in the text; they may be stored in EXCEL, JPG, TIF or BMP formats. High resolutionfigures may be requested after acceptance of the article.
Authors should provide complete contact information including an email address, phone and fax numbers.
Submissions may include feature articles, perspectives or opinion pieces, project highlights, book reviews or research summaries
Feature article are topical pieces on current issues or research in conservation (typically 1500 to 2500 words). These should be thoroughly researched and reflect what is currently known about the topic from published science. We recommend that submissions include references to key literature, though the final accepted article may include only one or two key references, sources or further reading.
Perspectives or opinion pieces
Perspective or opinion pieces are short focussed articles on a particular topic that present a particular point of view or argument (typically 750 to 1000 words). Perspectives are usually invited pieces, but you may contact us with a short proposal
We publish book reviews (~500 to 1000 words) on both current books (On the bookstands) as well as old classics that have been forgotten or have current relevence (Books from the Attic). Please contact us in advance if you want to review a book for us.
Research in Translation
Current Conservation also features reader-friendly summaries of recent published research in conservation science (~ 250 to 300 words). These can include papers in the fields of ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, environmental history, anthropology and sociology, ecological economics, and related fields of research. The papers should be published in respected international journals. Students are encouraged to submit research summaries, and will receive assistance from the editorial team. You can submit these summaries directly or suggest a paper that you would like to summarise for us.
If you have a photo that conveys an environmental or conservation issue, send it to us for the photostory section of the magazine. Photo-essays or stand alone photographs can be submitted at email@example.com
. Photoessays should include 4-6 spectacular images on a particular theme, along with a narrative that provides background and context to the images (~ 500 to 750 words).
We will also entertain proposals for a collection of articles around a particular theme. Such proposals should include the background and justification for the topic (why it is current and why it should be focussed on), a potential collection of articles (features, perspectives, photoessays) and authors and a timeline.