Submission guidelines

From the editorial board and staff of MPA News

MPA News is a bimonthly international newsletter dedicated to providing information on the planning and management of marine protected areas around the world. The newsletter aims to serve the global community of MPA professionals with important news, insightful analysis, helpful tips, and challenging points of view.

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

Manuscripts should present a clear and original thesis, not merely a topic or idea, and should be no more than 800 words in length. Please send manuscripts to 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