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Springer will publish Journal of Coastal Conservation

Journal to be revamped with new editorial board and broadened scope

Springer

Springer, one of the world's leading STM publishers, will publish the Journal of Coastal Conservation (JCCO), the official publication of the EUCC - the Coastal Union. Linking science and policy, JCCO is an ideal companion to Springer's other journals in coastal science, the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law and Marine Biology. The first issue of the relaunched JCCO, with a new editor and advisory board, revised and broadened orientation and new subtitle, will be published by Springer this month.

The Journal of Coastal Conservation: Planning and Management publishes both theoretical and applied research on integrated and sustainable management of the terrestrial, coastal and marine environmental interface. While the main focus is on environmental science, articles also deal with topics such as geography, geosciences, oceanography, nature conservation, geospatial and information technology, biology, climate, plant science, hydrology and tourism. The quarterly journal contains original papers, reviews, short communications, and book reviews. The Editor-in-Chief David R. Green from the Centre for Marine and Coastal Zone Management (CMCZM) at the School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, is supported by an international editorial board.

David R. Green, who is also President of EUCC, said, "We welcome this exciting opportunity to relaunch the Journal of Coastal Conservation: Planning and Management with a major international publisher, and to build upon the previous success of this publication. Today, coastal and marine issues are at the forefront of environmental concerns worldwide, and the revised journal provides a unique platform to communicate research, knowledge and understanding to a 'broad church' including the scientist, policymaker, coastal manager and practitioner."

Petra van Steenbergen, Senior Publishing Editor, Geosciences, at Springer, said, "Springer is confident that the scientific community, practitioners, policymakers and planners will welcome the relaunch of the Journal of Coastal Conservation: Planning and Management. The wide-ranging aims and scope of the journal make it an attractive and unique forum."

Fast publication in Online First™ will provide immediate access to new research results in JCCO on www.springerlink.com, Springer's online information platform. Editorial Manager, an online peer review and author submission system, Cross Reference Linking, and Alert services will be fully implemented for the journal. In addition, all JCCO authors, via the Springer Open Choice™ program, have the option of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model. The previous volumes of the journal, going back ten years, will be digitized by Springer, making them available to readers through the Springer Online Archives Collection.

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EUCC - The Coastal Union (www.eucc.nl) is an association with 2,700 members and member organizations in 40 countries. Founded in 1989, its aim is to promote coastal conservation by bridging the gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, planners and policymakers. It has since grown into the largest network of coastal practitioners and experts in Europe. EUCC's mission is to promote coastal and marine management that integrates biodiversity conservation with those forms of development that sustain the integrity of landscapes, the cultural heritage and the social fabric of coasts.

Springer (www.springer.com) is the second-largest publisher of journals in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector and the largest publisher of STM books. It publishes on behalf of more than 300 academic associations and professional societies. Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature. The group publishes over 1,700 journals and more than 5,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in over 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and some 5,000 employees.

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