Vol. 59, No. 3 | August 2014



The Animal Behavior Society is establishing a mentoring program for authors from developing countries (i.e. from Central and South America) with the goal of making their manuscripts more competitive in top-ranked concept-oriented journals like Animal Behaviour. We envision that mentors would help to improve colloquial English if required but the more important role would be to advise on the conceptual framework in which the study is placed. It may be that the research could easily be put in a broader context to appeal to readers working outside specific taxonomic groups. If however the study is basically descriptive and, in the case of the manuscript at hand, the work has been done with goals already identified, the mentor’s role might be to advise where it should be submitted for the best chance of success. We also hope that these mentors will help direct future research by suggesting suitable conceptual frameworks and/or identifying interesting questions that might be pursued to follow up the original research.

To be matched with a mentor, please send your manuscript to the Executive Editor of the journal [email protected]. We will do our best to find someone with a suitable background.


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