Revista de Biología Tropical ISSN Impreso: 0034-7744 ISSN electrónico: 2215-2075

Invitation to submit research abstracts

Dear colleagues,


The  Revista de Biología Tropical of The University of Costa Rica invite you to send abstracts  of research papers to be selected  for publication in the special volume “Mamíferos Acuáticos de Centro América”. This is an open-access journal of the University of Costa Rica that specializes in the fields of biology and conservation ( The objective of the special issue is to promote the scientific communication of research conducted in Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. The editors of this volume acknowledge that research on the biology and conservation of aquatic mammals in Central America and Panama has grown exponentially in the last two decades. However, this growth is not represented in the number of scientific publications, restricting the collective knowledge of the status of those species, and consequently limiting the regional actions that can be taken effectively to protect both the species and their habitat.


The editors invite national and international researchers working in the countries listed above to first submit a research abstract to determine if the work fits the scope of the special volume.The editors will be accepting research papers on manatees, dolphins, whales, and pinnipeds in the six countries mentioned above. Papers on endangered species such as manatees, species with urgent conservation importance such as the Central America population segment of humpback whales, or little knowledge such as the Guiana dolphin, orcas, and others are strongly encouraged. Abstracts of original research articles and scientific notes will be accepted.


Preference will be given to the abstracts led by national researchers or by international researchers who work with national researchers from the countries in the region as co-authors.


The format of the abstract format is: §  Language: Spanish or English§  Title§  Lists of authors and affiliations§  Summary: 350-400 words (example:§  Times New Roman 12-point size§  Email of the corresponding author  The abstract acceptance date will open on July 1, 2021, and will close on October 1, 2021. Abstracts should be sent to the following email to . Once received and reviewed, the editors will send an email to those authors whose works are accepted with detailed information on the format of the article or note, the dates of complete manuscript submission, and the review period. Any questions please contact the editors via email. 

Laura J. May-Collado, Ph.D. (she/her)

Department of Biology, University of Vermont


Ester Quintana-Rizzo, Ph.D.

Department of Biology. Simmons University