AFS Books Program

  The American Fisheries Society (AFS) Books Department is a full-service publisher that offers complete planning, peer review, manuscript development, editorial, production, distribution, and marketing guidance and assistance. We publish textbooks, reference books, manuals, handbooks, and conference proceedings. Over 180 AFS-published titles are currently available (see In-depth studies on fisheries and interdisciplinary subjects, thematically-related collections of papers, and general interest books are produced for classroom learning, continuing professional development, and public education. The latest aspects of research, management, policy, and techniques are addressed by AFS books on fish biology and ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem management, restoration and conservation, introduced species, native species, genetics, evolution, statistics and mathematics, administration, sampling, engineering, aquaculture, and more. Also covered are sociology, economics, water quality, and other related aspects of aquatic science. Books are marketed widely and provide an opportunity for experts to share their knowledge not only with AFS members, but also with the larger fisheries community. The Book Program Offers • Close working relationships with authors  and editors • A network of experts to review manuscripts • Editorial support at all levels • A commitment to quality products at  affordable prices The AFS Books Program seeks to anticipate, identify, and respond to the information needs of its customers and to transfer science-based information to the broadest possible audience including the public. Interested in Writing or Editing a Book? Book proposals from prospective authors  and editors are welcomed. We are also interested in ideas for new publications. Contact: Aaron Lerner Director of Publications American Fisheries Society 301-897-8616, ext. 231 [email protected]