MPA News submission guidelines

From the editorial board and staff of MPA News

MPA News is the global newsletter on the planning and management of marine protected areas. The newsletter serves the worldwide community of MPA professionals with news, analysis, helpful tips, and challenging points of view.

We normally assign the writing of articles to our editorial staff in the interest of providing a consistent style and tone for the newsletter. However, we appreciate the diversity of perspectives held by MPA experts around the world and welcome the use of MPA News for sharing those viewpoints. In particular we look for perspectives on an issue affecting the global MPA community or that relate the author's first-hand experience in planning or managing MPAs.

Manuscripts should present a clear and original viewpoint and should be no more than 800 words in length. Please send manuscripts to mpanews [at] Queries are also welcome.

As our space is limited, we cannot guarantee publication; shorter manuscripts hold a higher likelihood of publication. We can also offer no payment in return for publication. If selected for publication, manuscripts will be attributed to the author. MPA News reserves the right to edit any manuscript, with author approval of edits, prior to publishing.

Thank you.

John B. Davis, M.M.A.

Editorial board:
David Fluharty, Ph.D. (board chair), University of Washington
Patrick Christie, Ph.D., University of Washington
Michael Murray, M.E.S., Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary