Conservation is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on the biological, environmental, sociological, ethical, and economic and other transdisciplinary dimensions of conservation, published quarterly online by MDPI. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is affiliated with Conservation and its members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ESCI (Web of Science) and other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 30.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: APC discount vouchers, optional signed peer review, and reviewer names published annually in the journal.
  • Conservation is a companion journal of Sustainability.
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Topic in Animals, Conservation, Diversity, Land, Sustainability
Land-Use Change, Rural Practices and Animal Diversity Topic Editors: Sebastiano Salvidio, Anna Seniczak, Giacomo Rosa
Deadline: 31 December 2024
Special Issue in Conservation
Conservation Biology, Management of Natural Resources, and Protected Areas Policies Guest Editors: Kevin Cianfaglione, Marco Masseti, Florian Kletty, Bartolomeo Schirone
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Special Issue in Conservation
Integrating Agroecology and Conservation for Sustainable Local Transformation Guest Editors: André Eduardo Biscaia Lacerda, Evelyn Roberta Nimmo
Deadline: 30 December 2024
Special Issue in Conservation
Plant Species Diversity and Conservation Guest Editors: Claudia D. Nicolae, Maria Mihaela Antofie, Oliviu Grigore Pop
Deadline: 15 February 2025
Special Issue in Conservation
Ethical Issues in Conservation Guest Editor: Timothy Beatley
Deadline: 20 February 2025
Topical Collection in Conservation
Protecting World Heritage Sites in the Face of Climate Change: A Call to Action Collection Editor: Iain J. Gordon
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