Editing process

Only original papers comprising unpublished data, interpretation or syntheses will be accepted. The review process will include at least two referees selected from the program committee. During the blind review phase, the reviewers will assess the paper independently from each other and the authors. Edits will be made using Microsoft Word track changes for the review process. Full papers will have a maximum word count of 4000 words. For the “Young conservation professionals” session, the paper format will be adapted to extended abstracts of maximum 1500 words.

The conference proceedings will be available to all conference attendees in a digital format on a USB flash drive with interactive interface (papers, table of contents and author / keywords indexes). A print on demand format of the proceedings will also be available after the conference.

A printed book of abstracts will be provided to each conference attendee.

Key dates


  • February 1, 2018 Start of Paper abstract submission
  • March 31, 2018 Deadline for abstract submission
  • June 8, 2018 Paper authors notified of review decision
  • October 31, 2018 Deadline for Paper submission


  • June 1, 2018 Start of Poster abstract submission
  • September 1, 2018 Deadline for Poster abstract submission
  • December 1, 2018 Poster authors notified of review decision
  • April 1, 2019 Deadline for Poster text submission

September 2-6, 2019 Start of Conference
The proceedings are available to attendees. Printed proceedings available

Submission website