Publishing for the protected area community: A vision for PARKS from its Editorial Board

Amend, Thora, Brooks, Tom, Choudhury, B. C., Coad, Lauren, Dudley, Nigel, Hockings, Marc, Kormos, Cyril, Lopoukhine, Nikita (Nik), Lotter, Wayne, MacKinnon, Kathy, Newing, Helen, Redford, Kent H., Stolton, Sue and Verschuuren, Bas (2014) Publishing for the protected area community: A vision for PARKS from its Editorial Board. Parks: The International Journal for Protected Area Managers, 20 2: 7-12. doi:10.2305/IUCN.CH.2014.PARKS-20-2.TA.en

Author Amend, Thora
Brooks, Tom
Choudhury, B. C.
Coad, Lauren
Dudley, Nigel
Hockings, Marc
Kormos, Cyril
Lopoukhine, Nikita (Nik)
Lotter, Wayne
MacKinnon, Kathy
Newing, Helen
Redford, Kent H.
Stolton, Sue
Verschuuren, Bas
Title Publishing for the protected area community: A vision for PARKS from its Editorial Board
Journal name Parks: The International Journal for Protected Area Managers
ISSN 0960 - 233X
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2014.PARKS-20-2.TA.en
Open Access Status
Volume 20
Issue 2
Start page 7
End page 12
Total pages 6
Place of publication Newbury, Berks, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Conservation Bureau Ltd.
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this editorial essay, members of the Editorial Board of PARKS review the status of conservation literature. Three problems are identified: 1) the growing gap between the formal conservation literature and the so-called ‘grey literature’ of project reports, studies and working papers; 2) the effectiveness of the majority of conservation literature in promoting good conservation; and 3) the lack of open access to much of the conservation literature currently available. The article sets out the vision of this journal: PARKS, the International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) expert World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). PARKS aims to encourage new writers, including younger researchers, conservation professionals who do not generally write for peer-reviewed publications and people from developing countries, including indigenous and local people, to share their best practices in protected area management. PARKS is published twice a year as an online, open-access and peer reviewed journal and welcomes submissions of papers from all protected area professionals worldwide.
Keyword Protected area management
Lessons learned
Academic publishing
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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