Call for Abstracts, Posters and Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

About the Scientific Program

The scientific program will consist of three types of sessions: 

  1. Organized Symposia – A series of integrated presentations that address aspects of a single topic or theme, submitted as an organized group of speakers.

  2. Contributed Oral Presentations – Individual oral presentations that are grouped into sessions by conference organizers. 

  3. Poster Presentations – An e-Poster session will be part of the virtual program; details will be forthcoming.

Regular Call for Presentations 

The Call for Abstracts for General Contributed Oral and Poster presentations will open in Spring 2021. Additional information will be forthcoming. 

Track Options: 

  • Contributed Oral and Poster presentations will be grouped with similar presentations to form thematic sessions, based on selected disciplines: Law Enforcement, Legal, IT/Licensing, Administration & Business, Marketing, R3 & Communications, Fisheries and Wildlife. 
  • Oral presentation authors also have the option of indicating interest in an Organized Symposium, either as an invited speaker, or if you want your talk to be considered for a particular symposium. Organized symposia will be finalized first and added to the general Call for Papers with “Symposia Overviews” posted to the conference website for reference.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts 

When the SEAFWA Journal was created in 2013, some new procedures were created relative to publishing of peer-reviewed manuscripts. Peer-reviewed manuscripts will be published in the Journal. Review the manuscript submission guide to authors

Important Notes Related to Manuscripts: 

  • Authors submitting peer-reviewed manuscripts for consideration may be expected to also serve as manuscript reviewers.
  • If you submit a manuscript for consideration by the journal, you also need to submit a presentation abstract and present the work at the meeting
  • Manuscripts will need to be uploaded in the online form when submitting the abstract. Authors will receive confirmation that manuscripts have been received soon after the deadline. 
  • Notifications of acceptance for publication in the SEAFWA journal will be sent by the journal editors by early August.

Manuscripts and questions regarding abstracts and manuscripts for peer-review should be directed to:


Robert Gitzen
Associate Professor
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University
3301 SFWS, 602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, AL 36849

Dr. Steve Sammons
Research Fellow IV
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Science
Auburn University
203 Swingle Hall
Auburn, Alabama 36849