• The official journal of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
  • Covers aspects of research on physical, chemical, geological or biological systems, as well as management of those systems, at the interface between the land and the sea
  • Publishes original research findings, reviews, techniques, and comments
  • 91% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Estuaries and Coasts is the journal of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Begun in 1977 as Chesapeake Science, the journal has gradually expanded its scope and circulation. Today, the journal publishes manuscripts on ecosystems at the interface between the land and the sea, covering aspects of research on physical, chemical, geological or biological systems, as well as applications to management of those ecosystems. The interface is broadly defined to include estuaries and nearshore coastal waters including lagoons, wetlands, tidal rivers, shorelands, and beaches. The journal publishes original research findings, reviews and perspectives, techniques, comments, and management applications. 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.

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  • Paul Montagna,
  • Charles Simenstad
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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2.686 (2018)
Impact factor
2.883 (2018)
Five year impact factor
68 days
Submission to first decision
256 days
Submission to acceptance
278,031 (2019)
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1559-2731
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