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Working together (editorial)

Recher, H.F. (2003) Working together (editorial). Pacific Conservation Biology, 9 (4). pp. 239-240.

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THE first issue of Pacific Conservation Biology was published in June 1993 and somehow I missed our 10th anniversary. Maybe I missed It because this is only the final issue of the ninth volume and the first issue of the tenth volume will not appear until June 2004. We missed a year during the first three of publication because it was difficult to get enough good quality papers for three full volumes. All that has changed and Pacific Conservation Biology currently receives sufficient papers to keep the Editor busy and reasonably happy, although I would always like more papers and a bit more variety (e.g., papers on conservation genetics, more papers from outside Australia, and. particularly papers from the islands north of Australia). There is also more than enough material for us to print an issue every three months, while still being able to publish most of the papers submitted and accepted within 12 months of receipt. I get good feedback on the journal and frequently see papers published in Pacific Conservation Biology cited in other journals. Equally encouraging are the inquiries from students for papers and advice, a topic I discussed in my last Editorial (Recher 2003a). To me this means our journal is seen as providing a service to conservation biologists and is presented in ways useful for learning. No doubt there is scope for improvement and the next year should see some helpful changes.

Publication Type: Non-refereed Article
Publisher: Surrey Beatty & Sons
Copyright: © Surrey Beatty & Sons
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