February 1st to 5th 2016
Olhão, Portugal
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Manuscript Submission

Workshop: Dos and don’ts in manuscript submission and review: An editor’s perspective

The process of preparing and submitting a manuscript for publication can be a mysterious and intimidating experience. This session will try to remove the mystery and alleviate the intimidation. The process of submission, review and decision for a scientific paper has become relatively standardised, irrespective of the journal. Some generalizations about the process can therefore be made, and offered as general advice. The personnel involved are: Authors, Editors and Reviewers. The roles and responsibilities of each of these will be reviewed.

Specifically the following processes will all be considered in an interactive session:

  • defining the contribution of your study, and its relation to journal ‘status’;

  • manuscript preparation and submission;

  • protocols for co-authorships;

  • following journal practice, style and advice to authors;

  • communicating with the editor;

  • dealing with and replying to reviewers;

Dos and don’ts in manuscript submission and review: An editor’s perspective is scheduled for the afternoon session on Tuesday 2nd February 2016.

Trainer: Professor John Roff

John Roff has had extensive research experience in aquatic environments, from the tropics to the Canadian Arctic, and from fresh to marine waters. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals, dealing with subjects in aquatic ecology ranging from bacteria to fish. He is an internationally recognized authority on marine conservation planning, and has been a consultant for many international governments, research organizations, and NGO’s. Some of these include: the Australian National Oceans Office: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: Tri-National Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Mexico, USA, Canada): several countries and agencies in the European Union; World Wildlife Fund; etc. John is also the past Editor of the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and Associate Editor of Marine Ecology Progress Series, and a former Canada Research Chair in Conservation and Environment at Acadia University.