Call for papers and reviewers – COASTAL MANAGEMENT – SPECIAL ISSUE

from our colleagues in the Marine Fisheries Section:

Call for Papers and Reviewers


August 28, 2014


Topic: Conserving Coastal and Estuarine Habitats


Guest Editors: Tom Bigford and a graduate student or young professional (to be selected) from the TCS membership.


The Coastal Society and Coastal Management journal invite submissions to a special theme issue on “Conserving Coastal and Estuarine Habitats.” The issue will be based largely on topics covered at the Restore America’s Estuaries – The Coastal Society Summit on Coastal Habitat Restoration (November 2014; Plenary and technical session speakers from that event, plus others from TCS membership and the habitat fields, are invited to submit abstracts that focus on habitat restoration and protection. Habitat management is a vital component of successful coastal and natural resource management but has not been covered in appropriate depth and breadth by any refereed journal or special report.


The issue would include 5-7 manuscripts, each ~20 finished pages. Each manuscript must focus on efforts to quantify successes in economic and ecological terms, to balance science and management, and to influence coastal habitat policy at all levels. Together, the articles would cover the full range of habitat interests: relate to fish, birds, and other natural resources; protection and restoration; science and management; local, regional, and national implications; best practices and key challenges; practices gaining regional and national attention; perhaps even domestic and international. One priority will be economics – telling a compelling story about the value of habitats that meet societal needs while also quantifying the relative cost effectiveness of protection and restoration.


Submissions must follow the format specified by Coastal Management in Instructions to Authors. All submissions will be subjected to a double-blind review. This Call for Papers includes a Call for Reviewers, with the latter aimed specifically (but not exclusively) at TCS members with a keen awareness of coastal issues.


Abstracts must be submitted online to Each abstract must include a title and author(s) names/affiliations/emails, use Times New Roman 12 point font, be fewer than 600 words, and submitted as a PDF attachment. Emails should be titled “CM Abstract-[last name of primary author].” Attached abstracts should be named the same.


Abstracts and offers to review are due by September 22, 2014. Authors will be notified by October 10 of decisions on whether to submit a full manuscript. If requested, the manuscript deadline will be December 31 for a draft and April 24, 2015, for a final. The Coastal Management issue will hopefully be published in late 2015.

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