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Canadian Marine Mammal Rescue Network

About JMATE

Editorial Board & Managers

Categories for Publication

Instructions for Authors

Electronic Manuscript Submission

Review Process

Contact Information

Copyright Form

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The Journal of Marine Animals & Their Ecology

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The Journal of Marine Animals and Their Ecology is an electronic journal focused but not limited to issues related to the preservation of the marine environment, protection, conservation, rescue and rehabilitation of marine life. The unique goal of the journal is to attract a diverse and broad consumer base by having a multi-disciplinary approach to the issues. This will increase interest and readership while facilitating exchange of ideas and knowledge in this rapidly growing field.

Volume 6, Issue 2
December 2013

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About JMATE

The Journal of Marine Animals and Their Ecology is an electronic journal focused but not limited to issues related to the preservation of the marine environment, protection, conservation, rescue and rehabilitation of marine life. The unique goal of the journal is to attract a diverse and broad consumer base by having a multi-disciplinary approach to the issues. This will increase interest and readership while facilitating exchange of ideas and knowledge in this rapidly growing field.

It is hoped that it will become an equally popular read for the scientist, biologist, rehabilitator, veterinarian or the public.

The journal is available to the public free of charge and is electronically published by the Oceanographic Environmental Research Society (OERS) 2-4 times a year. Currently one issue is slated for summer (june/july) and one in winter (december). The goal is to eventually add a spring and fall issue.

Disclaimer: The Journal of Marine Animals and Their Ecology (JMATE) alerts for disclaimers and limitation of liabilities.

Editorial Board & Managers

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Carin Wittnich, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Associate Editor: Michael Belanger, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Editorial Staff: Nesime Askin, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
E-Publishing: Luke Tan, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Editorial Board:

  • Michael Belanger, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • Richard Ellis, New York, New York, USA
  • Peter Evans, Anglesey, Wales, UK
  • Arno Gutleb, Belvaux, Luxembourg
  • Toshio Kasuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jonna Mazet, Davis,California , USA
  • Graham Pierce, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • Andrew Trites, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Carin Wittnich, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Categories for Publication
(1) Original manuscriptsare accepted in the following areas:
  • Science of Marine Animals (research etc)
  • Techniques in Marine Animals (practical hands on tips etc)
  • Medical Care of Marine Animals
  • Environment related to Marine Animals
  • May be up to 5000 words (including title page, abstract, figure legends and references).
  • Submissions may include up to 4 figures/tables.
  • For submissions that are complete and formal works of research we recommend that the manuscript contain all the different headings summarized in the instructions to authors described below.
  • Submissions that may not necessarily be formal and complete research projects but may be valuable to inform the community regarding techniques, medical/other care and environment related to marine mammals, we require a title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, discussion, acknowledgements (if appropriate) and references. Authors are welcome to use the other sections outlined in the instructions to authors at their discretion.
(2) Reviews and Invited Commentaries:
  • May be up to 5000 words (including title page, abstract, figure legends and references).
  • Submission may include no more than 4 figures/tables.
  • Submission must have: title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, discussion, acknowledgement (if appropriate), references.
(3) Brief Communication, News in Marine Mammals:
  • May be up to 2000 words (including title page, abstract, figure legends and references)
  • Submission may include up to two figures/tables.
  • No other instructions to authors criteria apply to this submission type.
(4) Letters to the Editor:
  • No instructions to authors criteria apply to this submission type.
Instructions for Authors

Complete information on categories of submission, instructions for authors, the submission and review process are also available in PDF format.

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Submission Process


All manuscripts must be submitted to the Journal in Microsoft WORD (.doc) format, double spaced with 12 font and one inch margins.

All submissions must be sent to the Editor at editor@oers.caor regular mail to:

JMATE
12 Burton Avenue
Barrie, Ontario
Canada, L4N 2R2.

When submitting email:

  1. In the Subject heading, include the category in which you would like your manuscript to be considered (i.e. JMATE Submission - "Original Manuscript", "Commentary", "Brief Communication" etc)
  2. In the email text, please indicate:
    • if the copyright transfer form has been included, mailed or faxed
    • potential reviewers, their area of expertise and their contact email address
    • any reviewers that you do not wish to have your submission reviewed by

Copyright:
Copyright ownership of your manuscript must be transferred officially to The Journal of Marine Animals and Their Ecology before we can begin the peer-review process.

  • Copyright ownership of your manuscript and it must be transferred officially to The Journal of Marine Animals and Their Ecology before we can begin the peer-review process.
  • The acceptable formats for all figues are TIFF or PDF, MS Office files (Word, Powerpoint, Excel).

The document Copyright Transfer and Author Declaration Statement is available online for this. Please print and fill out this form and send it together with the manuscript submission.

Within 24 hours of submission, the corresponding author will be sent an email confirming receipt of the manuscript.

Review Process

The submission will be reviewed by the managing editor and sent to the appropriate reviewer(s).

A final decision on any submission will be made and communicated to the corresponding author within 4-6 weeks of the date of submission.

In the event the reviewer(s) feel that revisions are required prior to the official acceptance of the submission, the authors will have 2 weeks to revise and resubmit. Once the submission is accepted for publication, a final electronic galley proof will be sent to the corresponding author for final review and approval must be received within 48 hours of receipt of the electronic proof. At this stage only minor corrections are permitted.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding JMATE please contact us at editor@oers.ca.


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