For the week of 23 October 2017
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Important notice! This is the last Literature Update that will include non-free (i.e. pay-walled) articles. Starting with next week's Update, we will only include literature items that are free for everyone to read permanently. We will, however, continue to add pay-walled literature to the OpenChannels Literature Library. You can either periodically check the Literature Library yourself for all our content, or you can subscribe to email notifications of new Literature items.
As we mentioned before, abstracts of pay-walled articles are read (by you all) about 50% less than abstracts of freely-available articles. And on top of that, only about half of you all reading the abstracts of pay-walled articles go on to access the full-text, whereas about 95% of you access the full-text of freely-available articles. Shorter newsletters from us are also more likely to reach your inboxes. In short, spending limited resources to send articles that 95% of you read is much better than spending those same resources sending out articles that only 25% of you read.
If you have any questions, please contact Nick at nick [at] octogroup.org. With that, onto the literature!
Marine Policy has published, Spatial management in small-scale fisheries: A potential approach for climate change adaptation in Pacific Islands. "Spatial management has the potential to foster small-scale fisheries adaptation to climate change, however, in the face of such a global and transboundary phenomenon, management strategies will need to be carefully designed and implemented. First, key considerations for climate-informed spatial management in small-scale fisheries were identified. Second, these key considerations were illustrated in two selected case studies in Pacific Island countries and territories (i.e. Fiji and Papua New Guinea). Finally, the challenges associated with spatial management in a changing climate are discussed and ways forward for advancing this type of management as a climate adaptation approach for small-scale fisheries in the Pacific and beyond are proposed."
As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let us know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email Allie directly at abrown [at] openchannels.org.
Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $283.05.
-Allie Brown, Andrew Lewin, and Nick Wehner