Announcement from the Mammal Study editorial committee: about the new manuscript category “Rapid communication”
Mammal Study publishes three types of articles, Original papers, short communications, and reviews. However, we have decided to discontinue short communications from this year and, instead introduce a new category called, “Rapid communication.” The reason for this change is that the distinction between original papers and short communication has not been very obvious. In fact, so far, there is no difference between the two other than the limit of 3,500 words, and no particular difference in content has been defined. Originally, the short communication section was intended to be a format to publish simple results promptly, but some authors and reviewers seem to misunderstand the objective. A short communication was not intended to be a degraded or an immature version of an original paper.
The members of the Editorial Board have been discussing the appropriate positioning of short communications in Mammal Study. It was finally concluded that it would be beneficial to re-establish the objective with which this section was originally introduced, that is, to publish important findings quickly. The changes are as follows.
– The current short communication section will be abolished, and a new category called rapid communication will be introduced.
– A rapid communication is a brief report on the discovery of facts and concepts that have high scientific or news value. It is defined as a paper in which prompt communication would be beneficial.
– The manuscript submitted for the rapid communication section will be screened by the Editor-in-Chief and, if it is deemed appropriate, will be sent for the peer-review process. For a submission that is judged as inappropriate for the section, authors are encouraged to resubmit the manuscript as an original paper.
– Peer-review for a rapid communication submission will be conducted by at least one qualified reviewer. Authors will be notified about the decision within four weeks.
We will try our best to review the submission at the earliest possible. If you have a manuscript that you deem would be appropriate for the section, please feel free to submit it.
Mammals of Korea”, the Korean version of the Encyclopedia for mammals, was published in December 2018. Although it is not placed on the market, you will be able to obtain a copy from the stock by communicating the editor, Dr. Jo Yeong-Seok. Please see the attached flyer for details.
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