[MARMAM] Exciting new updates to Aquatic Mammals Journal

Justin Gregg justin at dolphincommunication.com
Tue Mar 30 11:31:59 PDT 2010

Aquatic Mammals Journal  is pleased to announce the following exciting new
updates as we continue to develop the journal and expand our services to the
scientific community:
.         Now offering free PDFs of all articles appearing from Volume 1
(1972)  through Volume 28 (2002)
.         Real time publishing: articles are citable (with DOI and page
number) as soon as galley proofs are approved and finalized
.         Now accepting new contribution types: Short Notes and Reports
.         Updated and modernized website
.         Going Green - the journal gets a bit greener
More info on these developments is provided below:
Free PDFs of all articles from 1972 to 2002
Visitors to the Aquatic Mammals' Web site are now able to download (free of
charge) all articles appearing in the journal starting with Volume 1 (1972)
through Volume 28 (2002). Articles are available as PDFs. Articles appearing
in Volume 29 (2003) to the present are available to our subscribers on
Ingenta Connect. Non-subscribers may also purchase single articles from
Volume 29 onwards on Ingenta Connect, or whole volumes and issues via the
Aquatic Mammals Web site. Visit http://www.aquaticmammalsjournal.org for
more info.
Real time publishing
Once an article has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication, and the
author-revised manuscript is returned to the journal, it will be immediately
formatted by our publisher; Document and Publication Services (DPS). After
review of the galley proofs 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 published! Articles will
have a volume number, an issue number, a DOI number, and page numbers, so
they will be immediately citable. As soon as an entire issue is available,
all articles will be placed online through Ingenta and ProQuest. Submit a
manuscript at this link: http://am.expressacademic.org/actions/author.php
New contribution types now accepted
Aquatic Mammals accepts contributions formatted as full Articles, Short
Notes, Reports, and Letters to the Editor. Full articles must conform to the
journal's formatting guidelines. Short Notes also adhere to general author
guidelines and may include experimental results or observations involving
scientifically valid methods, but where small sample sizes, or limited
results do not allow for sufficient elaboration to constitute a full
article. Reports include results compiled from conference or other
workshops, meetings, etc. Letters to the Editor may include important
announcements or comments on topics relevant to the scientific study of
aquatic mammals or constructive comments related to previous contributions
to Aquatic Mammals. Submit a manuscript at this link:
Re-designed website
The Aquatic Mammals' Web site (http://www.aquaticmammalsjournal.org) has
been recently re-designed to allow for easy access to archive/back issues,
subscription information, author/submission information, videos and media
accompanying published articles, Historical Perspective DVD sales, etc. All
submissions to the journal are now handled through Manuscript Fast Track, an
online manuscript processing service which has streamlined the review and
publication process.
Going Green Policy
Aquatic Mammals is sincerely concerned about the use of consumables such as
paper, ink, and mailing envelopes. The journal's editors, Editorial Board,
and sponsors-the European Association of Aquatic Mammals, the Alliance of
Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, and the International Marine Animal
Trainers Association-want to minimize the impact of journal publications on
the environment. As a result, we have made several changes over the last
five 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 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 method.
Please do not hesitate to contact the editors if you have any questions, or
require more information.
Kind regards,
Aquatic Mammals Journal
Managing Editor
Kathleen M. Dudzinski, Ph.D.
Phone: +1 860 514 4704
Fax: +1 860 536 1740
E-mail: kathleen at dpcmail.org or aquaticmammals at gmail.org
Justin D. Gregg, Ph.D.
Phone: +1 802 392 4208            
Fax: +1 860 536 1740
E-mail: justin at dcpmail.org
P.O. Box 711
Old Mystic, CT 06372-0711
Aquatic Mammals is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the European
Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM), The Alliance of Marine mammal Parks
and Aquariums (AMMPA), and the International Marine Mammal Trainers'
Association (IMATA). Aquatic Mammals publishes articles related to marine
mammals (whales, dolphins, seals, fur seals, sea lions, walrus, dugongs,
manatees, sea otters, and polar bears). Topics of publication on both
captive animals and wild marine mammals include aspects of husbandry;
behavior; conservation; veterinary medicine; anatomy; physiology; training;
population trends; and the effects of pollution, climate change, and noise.
Aquatic Mammals would like to thank the University of Missouri Veterinary
Medical Library staff for their help in allowing extended loan of old AM
volumes for the purposes of creating the PDFs now found on the Aquatic
Mammals website. 
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