Nature Conservation – a new dimension in Open Access publishing bridging science and application
biodiversity, conservation management, conservation policy, Conservation science, data publishing, Nature Conservation, semantic enhancements, semantic markup
Tis Editorial presents the focus, scope and policies of the inaugural issue of Nature Conservation, a new open access, peer-reviewed journal bridging natural sciences, social sciences and hands-on applica- tions in conservation management. Te journal covers all aspects of nature conservation and aims par- ticularly at facilitating better interaction between scientists and practitioners. Te journal will impose no restrictions on manuscript size or the use of colour. We will use an XML-based editorial workflow and several cutting-edge innovations in publishing and information dissemination. Tese include se- mantic mark-up of, and enhancements to published text, data, and extensive cross-linking within the journal and to external sources. We believe the journal will make an important contribution to better linking science and practice, offers rapid, peer-reviewed and flexible publication for authors and unre- stricted access to content.