Cited as J. Cetacean Res. Manage.
...should be held in libraries wherever research, management, or policy of any sort are developed on whales throughout the world' - Ian Stirling, Book Review Editor, Marine Mammal Science
JCRM (ISSN: 1561-0713), first published in 1999, has now become a free access online peer-reviewed Journal. The Journal publishes high quality original papers that advance scientific knowledge significantly and that can contribute to the wise conservation and management of cetaceans around the world.
Regular issues, supplements and special issues
In addition to the 30+ peer-reviewed papers published each year, JCRM includes an annual Supplement which contains the full Report of the IWC Scientific Committee and its sub-groups developed at its Annual Meetings and the reports of any specialist workshops that have taken place.
There is also an occasional Special Issue Series that focusses on particular topics. To date these are (1) Chemical Pollutants and Cetaceans (1999); (2) Right Whales: Worldwide Status (2001); and (3) Humpback Whales: Status in the Southern Hemisphere (2011).
Papers that do not contain new information will be considered only if they reinterpret or review previous work in such a way that it represents an advance in knowledge.
The Journal does not contain a separate ‘Notes’ section, but some papers, at the discretion of the Editor and Editorial Board, will have the title prefaced by the words ‘A Note on….’.
Topics of interest include:
JCRM has a number of policies regarding the encouragement of papers from developing countries, welfare and legal matters, sequence data and ship strike data.
Developing country submissions
Contributions are encouraged from scientists for whom English is not their first language and scientists from developing countries; where appropriate, extensive advice on both language and scientific analysis will be provided.
Poor English alone in original submissions will not be considered a suitable criterion for rejection – the Editor and staff will work with the authors to ensure that the published paper is written in good English. Similarly, where there are valuable data in a submission but the referees believe that the analysis is poor, every effort will be made to assist the authors to revise their paper such that it is of sufficiently high scientific quality to warrant publication.
Welfare and legal matters
When submitting a manuscript, the author(s) must state that all work conforms to the legal requirements of the country in which it was carried out including those relating to conservation and animal welfare, and had all necessary permits.
Authors submitting papers containing nucleic acid data must provide full primary sequences as Appendices for reviewing purposes. In addition it is expected that new DNA sequences are submitted to GenBank, and accession numbers cross-referenced throughout the text.
Ship strike data
Authors submitting papers containing data on ship strike incidents are encouraged to submit these data to the IWC ship strikes online database. Background information on this database can be found here.
For information about the JCRM special issue series, click here.
All Journal papers contain an Abstract and keywords. A compilation of all papers published in the Journal and its special issue series since 1999 can be found here
Additional material for papers in the Journal for downloading or viewing, click here.