PeerJ partners with 5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity for forthcoming collection

PeerJ is delighted to partner with the 5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity for a forthcoming research collection.  

The WCMB, which due to the global pandemic will be held virtually for the first time, will see presentations of the latest research in all aspects of marine biodiversity, both fundamental and applied sciences. The year 2020 is significant in being a deadline for both the Convention on Biological Diversity Aichi Targets and UN Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 14 on the oceans, and is a starting point for 2030 goals and the UN Decade of the Oceans. As a result there will be a focus on these events where possible. 

Having previously announced PeerJ Early Career Researcher Awards at the conference, which will be presented for the most engaging spoken presentations and innovative e-posters, we are now delighted to announce a PeerJ Collection in partnership with the conference. We welcome research submissions from presenters and attendees of WCMB to PeerJ Life & Environment on topics discussed at the conference. Accepted submissions will be published on a rolling basis in a dedicated PeerJ/World Conference on Marine Biodiversity Collection. PeerJ Life & Environment is a fully open access journal, free to all readers, with publishing charges considerably lower than many other journals. Its wide scope across biological and environmental sciences, and free accessibility of its papers, maximizes possible readership.

How to submit

Submission to the collection is open now and until the end of March 2021. Authors should review our submission instructions before submitting and we ask that, when submitting, they add a note stating “Submitted to the WCMB Collection” in the Confidential Note to Staff field of the submission form. 

Authors should note that, if accepted for publication, they will be required to pay either an Article Processing Charge ($1195) or for a PeerJ Lifetime Membership (a one-off payment for lifetime publishing privileges – starting at just $399). Authors who are unable to fund their publication are asked to contact PeerJ before submitting.

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