Submit a Manuscript to the Journal

Applied Phycology

For a Special Issue on

Algae at the interface

Manuscript deadline
30 June 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Juliet Brodie, Natural History Museum, London, UK
[email protected]

Michael Ross, PDRA, Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK
[email protected]

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Algae at the interface

  • This special issue will be a novel and diverse interdisciplinary collection of papers centred on algae.
  • It will be broad in scope, covering the interface between algae and art, architecture, education, materials, etc.
  • We welcome contributions in all areas related to algae at the interface between disciplines.
  • Unconventional formats will be considered, and supplementary materials can include photographs and videos.

Submission Instructions

    • Suggested maximum length is 10 pages. Formatting is free initially.  We recommend following this structure:
        • Title page to include title, authors and affiliations, email for corresponding author.
        • Key words and three highlights.
        • Abstract of 200-350 words summarising the work.
        • Introduction to provide the background to the paper. This might include putting the work into context (e.g. education, the role of algae in art, developing new materials, engineering etc), any theory-building/ relationship-building/ reflection of different approaches to the medium (scientific approach to phycology vs arts approach) and should include the aims which can be discursive. 
        • Methods to cover the relevant aspects, e.g. the art part and the science part. A word of caution here to be very careful if planning on patenting a technology. 
        • Main results. Subheadings can be used and would include (or be linked to data) tables, figures, images, videos etc, depending on whether and what will be covered here. 
        • Discussion of findings in a broader context, e.g. working together/ knowledge generation/ storytelling/ other outcomes etc. Conclusions can also be included in this section and might be on impact, communication, product design, ideas generation, where next, etc. 
        • Author contributions 
        • Acknowledgments 
        • Data availability statement 
        • Disclosure statement 
        • Funding 
        • References 
    • We welcome original papers and reviews.
    • Upon submission, select special issue titled Algae at the interface.
    • The guest editors anticipate facilitating review so that papers will be able to publish from July 2024, depending on progress.

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