[MARMAM] Aquatic Mammals Journal "Goes Green"

Kathleen Dudzinski kdudzinski at dolphincommunicationproject.org
Wed Aug 26 11:37:22 PDT 2009

Please post the following notice to MARMAM Members. Thank you.
Kathleen Dudzinski, Co-Editor
Aquatic Mammals Journal

New Real-time, Online Journal with Print On-demand Option
Aquatic Mammals is sincerely concerned about the use of consumables such as
paper, ink, and mailing envelopes.  The journal¹s Editors, Editorial Board,
and sponsors ­ the European Association of Aquatic Mammals, the Alliance of
Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, and the International Marine Animal
Trainer¹s Association ­ want to minimize the impact of journal publications
on the environment.  As a result, we have made several changes over the last
5 years.

In 2004, Aquatic Mammals committed to printing the journal on paper made
with 30% Post Consumer Recycled content, while retaining a high standard for
print quality.  

In 2005, the journal made manuscripts available as .pdf text online format
through Ingenta and ProQuest.

In 2009, the journal made progress toward this goal by adopting an
electronic manuscript management system, Manuscript Fast Track, which allows
authors, reviewers, and editors to exchange articles via a paperless, online

On 1 January 2010, all published materials by Aquatic Mammals (articles,
manuscripts, correspondence, reviews, renewal notices, etc.) will be
published and/or distributed entirely electronically.  As a result, Aquatic
Mammals will no longer appear in hard copy format. Aquatic Mammals will
become a ³real-time² online journal through Ingenta and ProQuest.

Once an article has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication, it will
be immediately formatted by Document Publication Services.  After review by
the editors and authors, a final .pdf of the article will be made available
to the authors for distribution.  No more waiting for months for an accepted
article to be available for distribution!!!
Articles will have a volume, issue, DOI, and page numbers so they are
immediately citable. As soon as an entire issue is available, all articles
will be placed online through Ingenta and ProQuest

The Editors of Aquatic Mammals realize that in some circumstances hard
copies of an article or a whole issue might be needed.  As a result,
Document Publication Services has an ³On-Demand² hard copy option.  One or
multiple hard copies of a single article or a whole issue can be printed for
the author(s)¹ specific needs.  In addition, CDs can be produced at the
author(s)¹ request.  This option provides flexibility to the authors and
saves needless printing and storage of issues.

These small changes will not reverse global warming or staunch the
relentless depletion of natural resources; however, the Editors and
Editorial Board of Aquatic Mammals support environmentally responsible
activities and want the journal to play its part in conservation.

For subscription information, please access the Aquatic Mammals website:

To submit a manuscript, please access the Manuscript Fast Track URL:

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