Madagascar Conservation & Development: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

Madagascar Conservation & Development welcomes the results of original research, field surveys, advances in field and laboratory techniques, book reviews, and informal status reports from research, conservation, development and management programs and in-field projects in Madagascar.
In addition, notes on changes in the legal status of any species (IUCN, CITES) or land (Protected Areas) existing in Madagascar, public awareness programs, the availability of new educational materials (include the name and address of distributor and cost, if applicable), job announcements (paid or volunteer), and notification of newly published scientific papers, technical reports and academic theses are all appropriate contributions. Readers are also encouraged to alert Madagascar Conservation & Developmentto pertinent letter-writing campaigns and other activities, which may need the support of the Madagascar Conservation & Development community.
Finally, Madagascar Conservation & Development serves as a conduit for debate and discussion and welcomes contributions on any aspect of the legal or scientific status of any species living in Madagascar, or on conservation and development philosophy.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Notes

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Section: Whales

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Step 1) TRIAGE -- evaluates whether a submission does meet the journal’s scope; and whether the submitted material is in the requested form and format. Step 2) REVIEW -- each contribution goes through an independent peer-review process (2-3 reviewers). Reviewers are following the reviewers’ recommendation and instructions. They send in a detailed review on the contribution together with the reviewer recommendation form (the latter is for the editors only). Editorial Board takes a decision based on the reviews and recommendations. Authors can propose potential reviewers, but they do not know the reviewers. Reviewers are allowed to know the authors and affiliations. All the contributions are handled equally way, i.e. all the contribution go through review. Should any member of the editorial board be an author, he/she will not be involved in the respective review/decision making process. 3) EDITORIAL CHECK -- The authors’ revisions, which are based on the reviews, go through the editor’s check, to see whether the authors have considered all the comments from the reviewers. Authors are requested to provide an explanation for non-addressing of points. 4) FINAL EDITING -- after the authors have addressed, revised and explained all the comments raised by the reviewers, the contribution goes through the final editing which ensures that articles are consistent in format and language, and that literature is correctly cited. After the authors’ agreement, the article goes into layout. 5) PROOF READING -- the layout produces a pdf document for the authors for proof reading. After this, the final document will be produced for publication.


Publication Frequency

2 issues per year as of 2009 (previously 1 issue per year 2006-2008


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.


Editorial Board

Full details on the Journal's editorial team can be found on the journal website here:

ISSN: 1662-2510
AJOL African Journals Online