Special Issue "The Future of Coral Reefs: Research Submitted to ICRS 2020, Bremen, Germany"

A special issue of Oceans (ISSN 2673-1924).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Rupert Ormond
Guest Editor
Centre for Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Interests: coral reefs; reef fish; sharks; reef fisheries; corals; marine conservation; marine protected areas
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Prior to the postponement of the 14th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2020, https://www.icrs2020.de/), due to be held in Bremen, Germany, arrangements had been made with OCEANS to produce a conference Special Issue, to which conference delegates could submit papers based on their presentations or posters, if desired. The Special Issue intends to reflect the conference’s themes.

The announcement of this Special Issue was delayed when it became apparent that the conference might have to be postponed. However, the organizers (chaired by Professor Christian Wild) and OCEANS have now agreed to continue with the publication of the Special Issue in 2020, such that delegates who wish to participate can have an outlet for material that they had expected to publish this year. The Special Issue will retain the planned name, with the expectation that Part II will follow in 2021, and will be linked to the actual conference event. While some delegates may wish to retain their manuscripts for publication elsewhere, the purpose of the OCEANS Special Issue will be to offer others the opportunity to publish their work in an edition of an open access journal focused on coral reef issues and research.

Instructions for authors may be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/oceans/instructions. All submissions will be subject to standard reviewing procedures. OCEANS has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts and, hence, short papers based on either conference presentations or posters will be considered.

Authors wishing to submit a manuscript related to ICRS2020 are asked to notify the coordinating editor, Prof. Dr. Rupert Ormond ([email protected]), by August 1st, 2020. Suitable manuscripts will be published soon after they are received, and the deadline for the receipt of ICRS2020-related manuscripts is October 30th, 2020.

Prof. Dr. Rupert Ormond

Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. 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 page. Oceans is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). For published papers prepared for ICRS 2020, the APC will be fully subsidized by MDPI. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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