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IMCC4 Proceedings

We are pleased to announce that the 4th International Marine Conservation Congress proceedings will be published in the online journal Frontiers in Marine Science (in the marine conservation and sustainability section). If you have questions, please contact IMCC4 Publication Committee Chair Chris Parsons.

Abstracts for work being presented at IMCC4 or OceansOnline, or papers that are the result of collaborations and activities occurring at IMCC3, IMCC4 or OceansOnline, can be submitted to the proceedings via the Frontiers IMCC link: http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/4346/4th-international-marine-conservation-congress.

Original research papers, opinion/commentary articles, and reports from workshops, symposia, and focus groups are all welcome and encouraged. All proceedings articles will be peer-reviewed.

Frontiers is an open access journal that is highly ranked (for example: http://blog.frontiersin.org/2015/09/11/frontiers-leads-in-size-and-quality-in-gold-open-access-comparison/). More information about marine conservation section of the journal can be found at: http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/marine-science/section/marine-conservation-and-sustainability

Open Access

It is important to IMCC and OceansOnline that papers published as part of the proceedings be open access. There are fees for publishing open access articles in the proceedings, but these fees (see below) are nearly half that of most regular journals. Fees depend on the category of article (for details, see http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/marine-science/section/marine-conservation-and-sustainability#article-types), but all research papers submitted to the IMCC and OceanOnline proceedings receive a 25% discount on the regular open access cost. If we receive more than 35 paper submissions the open access fee will drop to just $950 USD for research papers!

Publishing Fees Waivers for Students and Low-income Researchers

Frontiers in Marine Science is providing 50% open access fee waivers (in lieu of the 25% discount) for the first 10 student lead authors whose articles are accepted for the proceedings.  Low-income and developing country researchers can apply for a partial to full waiver of the publishing fees by emailing this form (http://www.frontiersin.org/design/pdf/Waiver_Form.pdf) to waivers@frontiersin.org to apply for a waiver when you submit your paper.

Open Access Fees

Article type Fee (US dollars)
Research, methods (describing emerging techniques and/or software), technology(description of cutting edge technology/software) and review papers $1425
Mini-reviews and perspective papers $875
Opinion articles $450

For details on article categories see: http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/marine-science/section/marine-conservation-and-sustainability#article-types

Many universities have an agreement to pay the open access fees for Frontiers articles for their researchers. To check if your university has such an agreement go to: http://home.frontiersin.org/about/institutional-membership

Important Dates

Site open for submissions: 14 February 2016
Submission deadline: 1 December 2016

Conference Impact Award

Frontiers is running a competition with a prize for conference proceedings with greatest impact. We really, really, really want to win this prize as it will allow us to massively subsidize the next IMCC meeting and assist developing country, student, and low-income researchers to attend the meeting. So please submit your papers … and then share them on social media!