Series and Article Types

Series and Article Types

WETLANDS is an international journal concerned with all aspects of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics, management, education, legislation, cultural, sociology, and regulations. The journal is published 6 times per year, with the goal of centralizing the publication of pioneering wetlands work that has never been done or otherwise been spread among a myriad of journals. Because wetlands research crosses a wide range of disciplines, the journal is not restricted to specific subjects, but presents manuscripts reporting research results and ideas from all relevant disciplines. Wetlands offers only the highest quality peer-reviewed material.

WETLANDS publishes various ‘article types: reviews, research articles, and short communications. Manuscripts may be submitted under the ‘general’ article type, or, if appropriate, under any of the below focused Series. There may also be temporary article types for Special Issues and Special Features, which usually are by invitation only. If unsure which article type to use for your manuscript, please contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

General

Any article can be submitted under the ‘General’ article type, or may be submitted under the Series listed below.

Applied Wetland Science

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Applied Wetland Science’. The aim of this series is to highlight wetlands research by and for managers and practitioners. Examples of such research include assessments of success of wetland creation, restoration, conservation, and management. Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Applied Wetland Science, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

Constructed Wetlands

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Constructed Wetlands’. The aim of this series is to highlight any research related to Constructed wetlands. Examples include studies on construction of wetlands for the purpose of hydraulic buffering, improvement of water quality, and creation of habitat, as well as follow-up studies on the success of such efforts. Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Constructed Wetlands, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

Ecosystem Services of Wetlands

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Ecosystem Services of Wetlands’. The aim of this series is to highlight any research related to ecosystem services and the values of wetlands to ecology, economy and the well-being of humans and their environment. Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Ecosystem Services of Wetlands, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

Mark Brinson Reviews

The Mark Brinson Review series was initiated in 2013 and aims to bring together in-depth, over-arching reviews in the fields of wetland science and management, in the widest sense of those terms. These reviews may synthesize observations over long periods of time or may pull together information from various studies to form an opinion. They are either invited, may be regular reviews that are recognized by the Editorial Board of the journal as important enough to be part of the series, or intending authors may contact the Editor-in-Chief. For an example, see the first Mark Brinson Review by Darold P. Batzer, titled ‘The Seemingly Intractable Ecological Responses of Invertebrates in North American Wetlands: A Review’, published in the February 2013 issue of WETLANDS, February 2013, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 1-15.

Peatlands

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Peatlands’. The aim of this series is to highlight research related to peatlands, including, for example, studies on permafrost, carbon storage, effects of climate change, ecology, restoration, and conservation. Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Peatlands, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

Ramsar

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Ramsar’. The aim of this series is to highlight research related to wetlands in the context of wetlands designated as ‘Ramsar sites’, see http://www.ramsar.org/. The studies may be about specific Ramsar sites, about the effects of the establishment of the Ramsar Convention, or any other issue related to wetlands and the Ramsar Convention. Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Ramsar, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

Socio-economic Aspects of Wetlands

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Socioeconomic Aspects of Wetlands’. The aim of this series is to highlight wetlands research related to wetlands in the context of sociology and economy. Such studies are particularly relevant in light of continuing urbanization. Examples of such research include the social and economic values of wetlands to indigenous people/society, value of preserving/managing one type of wetland over another, or the need for a globally unified regulatory framework. Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Socioeconomic Aspects of Wetlands, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

Wetlands and Climate Change

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Wetlands and Climate Change’. The aim of this series is to highlight any studies relevant to wetlands and climate change. This may include effects of climate change on wetlands (for example hydrology, annual precipitation, storm events, land uses) as well as on the effects of wetlands on climate change (for example carbon storage, release, hydrological buddering, storm protection). Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Wetlands and Climate Change, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

Wetlands and Indigenous People

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Wetlands and Indigenous People’. The aim of this series is to highlight the, often under-reported’ values of wetlands to the communities and traditions of indigenous people around the world. Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Wetlands and Indigenous People, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

Wetlands Conservation

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Wetlands Conservation’. The aim of this series is to highlight any research related to conservation of wetlands. Examples include reports on the development of conservation policies and practices, as well as studies on the success of conservation. Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Wetlands Conservation, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

Wetlands Education

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Wetlands Education’. The aim of this series is to highlight research related to formal and informal education about wetlands. Examples include the efficacy of education of targeted groups to improve understanding the value of wetlands or topics such the history of formal education about wetlands in schools and universities. Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Wetlands Education, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

Wetlands in the Developing World

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Wetlands in the Developing World’. The aim of this series is to highlight wetlands research from the developing world. The ‘developing world’ here is defined as those countries recognized as such by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), see http://www.sws.org/Membership/developing-countries.html.

Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Wetlands in the Developing World, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.

Wetlands Restoration

Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Wetlands Restoration’. The aim of this series is to highlight any research related to restoration of wetlands. Examples include reports on the process of restoration and follow-up studies on the success of restoration. Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on Wetlands Restoration, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte.