Citizen science is a unique opportunity to generate information on fish at the scale of the Amazon Basin, and to engage citizens as informed and empowered actors for the conservation of Amazonian wetlands and the sustainable management of fisheries. The Citizen Science Network for the Amazon is a network of organizations collaborating to empower citizens and generate knowledge about the fish and aquatic ecosystems of the Amazon Basin: the largest freshwater system in the world. To expand knowledge of citizen science experiences and projects, the journal Neotropical Hydrobiology and Aquatic Conservation (Editorial Inia) and the Citizen Science Network for the Amazon announce their alliance for the publication of a special issue on the application of citizen science in the study of fisheries, fish, other aquatic organisms and their habitats, with special emphasis on the Amazon Basin. Articles should present results of research, management and monitoring projects and programs, in different territories and at different scales, that have used or are using the citizen science approach. Articles dealing with the social aspects of participatory monitoring of water, habitat quality and aquatic fauna will also be accepted. We will receive four modalities for publication: Scientific Articles, Short Communications, Review Articles and Opinion Papers. Manuscripts must be submitted before January 20, 2022.
¿Can papers submitted in the Spanish language?
Yes, for this special issue papers written in the English, Spanish or Portuguese language can be submitted. Eventually, upon agreement with the authors, papers written in Spanish or Portuguese may be translated in English.
¿Can papers dealing with citizen science in river basins other than the Amazon basin be submitted?
Yes, they can be submitted to the Special Issue.