Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

LAJAM aims to promote and disseminate scientific knowledge concerning aquatic mammals and their environment in Latin America.

Page Charges

There are no page charges for current members of SOLAMAC and SOMEMMA. Other authors please contact the Editor for current fees.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Workshop Reports

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Reviews

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Articles

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Notes

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Short Communications

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Comments

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In Memoriam

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Supplement

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Peer Review Process

A minimum of two reviewers are assigned to each manuscript. At least one of the reviewers should be a native English speaker. Reviewers are asked to return their completed report and comments to the authors within four weeks from the time they agree to complete the review.

 

Publication Frequency

LAJAM is published biannually, in June and December

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium is permitted, provided the original work is properly cited. Open access is provided under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution License.

 

Language

Since its inception LAJAM has used English as its language in publication. English is also used in all official communications between editors, authors and reviewers. The reasons for publishing in English include:

  • Although Spanish and Portuguese are the predominant languages in much of Latin America, interactions between speakers of these two related but distinct languages often becomes difficult when dealing with important issues, making it necessary to use another language such as English as the "lingua franca".
  • Editors and manuscript reviewers working for the journal hail from many parts of the world and often English is the only language common to reviewers, authors and editors.
  • English has become the universal language of science. By publishing in English LAJAM will be able to reach the international scientific community and achieve its greatest impact.
  • Thomson Reuters focuses on journals that publish in English among its criteria for inclusion in the Science Citation Index.
Consultation with the membership of both SOLAMAC and SOMEMMA has indicated that using English as the publication language is widely supported.



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