Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation, formely Natureza & Conservação (Brazilian Journal for Nature Conservation), is a scientific journal devoted to improving theoretical and conceptual aspects of conservation science. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation is the official scientific journal of the “Brazilian Association for Ecological Science and Conservation”. It is an open access journal, supported by the Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection, and thus without any charge for authors. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation was previously published, between 2003 and 2016, as “Natureza & Conservação”. Until 2009, the journal was edited by the Fundação “O Boticário de Proteção à Natureza”. From 2010 on, it became an official scientific journal of the new Brazilian Association for Ecological Science and Conservation (Associação Brasileira de Ciência Ecológica e Conservação – ABECO), with financial support from the Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection. In 2017 the jornal was continued as Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation.
The main goal of Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation is to communicate new research and conceptual advances in conservation science to different actors of society, including researchers, conservationists and policymakers. Scientific papers should focus on new conceptual or methodological developments with practical implications, and case studies will be considered only if referred to more general contexts.
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation publishes original papers in English in the following formats:
Essays & Perspectives
Longer essays and reviews (up to 5000 words) updating recent topics of interest in conservation science. Essays Perspectives will be usually invited, but submissions can be discussed with the editors in advance and suggestions are welcome.
Short and concise manuscripts with up to 3500 words in length, up to 4 figures and/or tables, and 40 references.
Brief essays (1000 to 2000 words lus 1-2 figures) for a general audience on issues related to conservation and society. Contributions to this section should clearly articulate the significance of their ideas for conservation policy and practice.
Letters (less than 1000 words, plus 1 figure) commenting papers published in one of the three previous issues of the journal.
Restricted to provide a state-of-the-art on topical and conflicting environmental issues, including a political positioning of a scientific association. Those articles will be usually invited, but suggestions of topics are welcomed and will be discussed with the editors. Those articles can be long (e.g. 6,000-8,000 words) and may be published as supplementary issue in a bilingual version (when necessary).
Book reviews (up to 2000 words) will be included in the journal on a range of relevant titles that are not more than two years old.
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