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Estuaries and Coasts

Estuaries and Coasts

Journal of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Co-Editors-in-Chief: W.S. Gardner; C. Simenstad

ISSN: 1559-2723 (print version)
ISSN: 1559-2731 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12237

Highlighted Articles & News

Special Issue - Drivers of Change in Shallow Coastal Photic Systems  

Guest Editors: Michael J. Kennish, Mark J. Brush, and Kenneth A. Moore

Volume 37, Issue 1 Supplement / March 2014
Read articles in the special issue:

The Odum Synthesis Essay 2014 

Evolving Paradigms and Challenges in Estuarine and Coastal Eutrophication Dynamics in a Culturally and Climatically Stressed World

The Odum Essay 2013 

Carlos Duarte et al: Is Ocean Acidification an Open-Ocean Syndrome? Understanding Anthropogenic Impacts on Seawater pH.

Special Section - The Arctic Ocean Estuary 

Take a look at these highlight articles, selected by the Editor-in-Chief 

Estuaries and Coasts in the News 

Hugues Lantuit et al: The Arctic Coastal Dynamics Database: A New Classification Scheme and Statistics on Arctic Permafrost Coastlines

Special Feature  

Articles evaluated by F1000 

Carlos M. Duarte et al: Return to Neverland: Shifting Baselines Affect Eutrophication Restoration Targets
Adriana Zingone et al: Coastal Phytoplankton Do Not Rest in Winter



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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Estuaries and Coasts is the journal of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. It publishes original research on the hydrodynamics, hydrology, (geo)chemistry, geology, biology and their interactions in marine waters influenced by connectivity to land. The journal's geographic scope includes coastal watersheds, tidal rivers, estuaries, lagoons, inland seas, wetlands, and near-shore coastal waters from polar to equatorial latitudes. The Editors encourage submissions that present novel approaches, findings or concepts of general interest to better understand the functioning and structure of coastal systems and will interest the journal's increasingly international readership. Submissions that are primarily descriptive, strongly place based, or report on development of models or new methods without detailing their applications fall outside the scope of the journal.

    Manuscripts will be judged on the basis of their contribution of original data, ideas and interpretation. Only material intended for publication in Estuaries and Coasts will be considered. Manuscripts must be written in English but may have an abstract in an alternate language when appropriate. Manuscripts will be reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board and by at least two anonymous reviewers.


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