In an effort to assist in making marine aquarium research freely available
to all, MASNA has created The Dr. Junda Lin Memorial Fund for Publishing
Open Access Marine Aquarium Research.
The goal of the fund is to offset the cost to students of publishing
research as open access articles in order to promote the spread of
scientific ideas to not only scientists, but to anyone who is interested in
the research, by making it freely available.
Rather than in the traditional scientific publishing scheme, where the
reader of the scientific article incurs a cost to access the article, with
open access articles, the article is available to the world for free, and
the author is charged a fee when the article is accepted by the publisher.
Therefore, the Dr. Junda Lin Memorial Fund for Publishing Open Access
Marine Aquarium Research is a fund sponsored by individuals, aquarium
clubs, businesses, and universities that provides students with a financial
offset to the costs of publishing a scientific article as an open access
Dr. Junda Lin was a Professor of Biological Sciences at the Florida
Institute of Technology and the Director of the Institute for Marine
Research (IMR). Dr. Lin?s Lab focused on the development of aquaculture
technology for marine ornamental species to offset and replace wild
collection. Dr. Lin?s lab studied the basic biological processes of several
shellfish and fish species, evaluated their aquaculture potential, and
developed cultivation technology.
Dr. Lin has mentored dozens of undergraduate and graduate students in the
field of ornamental aquaculture, including many in the marine ornamental
trade and MASNA. His legacy will live on through the people he has inspired..
*MASNA welcomes donations from any organization or individual who shares
the belief that advancements in science should be freely available to the
general public. *More information about the Dr. Junda Lin Memorial Fund,
including the donation and application links can be found on the Fund?s
webpage here: http://masna.org/masna-programs/memorial-publishing-fund/
MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium clubs,
individual hobbyists, and industry partners from North America and abroad,
totaling several thousand individuals.
MASNA?s goals are to:
? Educate our members with online and published material, the MACNA
conference, and other sanctioned events,
? Assist in forming and promoting the growth of clubs within the hobby
while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment,
? Support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting
marine organisms through education, assistance and encouragement,
? Encourage the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and support
captive breeding/propagation efforts.
MASNA?s Charter and additional information about MASNA can be found here: