[MARMAM] Special Issue - Cetaceans: Conservation, Health, and Welfare

Miller, Lance Lance.Miller at CZS.org
Thu Jul 2 11:24:32 PDT 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to inform you of a new special issue in the Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens entitled "Cetaceans: Conservation, Health, and Welfare." I would like to encourage anyone to submit research articles, review articles, or short communications that would advance our understanding on the topic. Submissions are now being accepted, the deadline is March 1, 2021 and accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Thank you for your consideration, and if you have any questions please reach out to me directly.



Lance Miller, Ph.D.
Vice President of Conservation Science and Animal Welfare Research
Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513

Phone: 708-688-8433
Email: Lance.Miller at CZS.org<mailto:Lance.Miller at CZS.org>
Website: https://www.czs.org/Centers-of-Excellence/Center-for-Animal-Welfare

Cetaceans: Conservation, Health, and Welfare

Research on cetaceans is of continued importance to help ensure the sustainability, health, and welfare of both wild and professionally managed populations. With the sustained increase in anthropogenic factors impacting wild cetaceans, determining strategies to help to conserve populations while monitoring their health and welfare is critical. Similarly, it is also essential to continuously look for new ways to enhance the health and welfare of cetaceans under professional care. The Special Issue is dedicated to research on cetaceans both in the wild and under professional care that advances our understanding of their conservation, health, and welfare. Examples of potential submissions include:

*         Studies of population abundance, distribution, and behavior;

*         Impact of anthropogenic factors and conservation management strategies;

*         Statistical, technological, and methodological advancements;

*         Validation and reference values for positive and negative indicators of health and welfare;

*         Factors impacting health and welfare;

*         Conservation education research and visitor studies;

*         Review articles on conservation, health, or welfare.

Dr. Lance Miller
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com<https://www.mdpi.com/> by registering<https://www.mdpi.com/user/register/> and logging in to this website<https://www.mdpi.com/user/login/>. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form<https://susy.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload/?journal=JZBG>. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors<https://www.mdpi.com/journal/JZBG/instructions> page. Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens<https://www.mdpi.com/journal/JZBG/> is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors<https://www.mdpi.com/journal/JZBG/instructions> page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC)<https://www.mdpi.com/about/apc/> for publication in this open access<https://www.mdpi.com/about/openaccess/> journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service<https://www.mdpi.com/authors/english> prior to publication or during author revisions.

*         animal behavior, animal welfare, conservation biology, conservation education, population abundance, population management, sustainability, veterinary medicine
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