WETLANDS publishes a wide range of Topical Collections. Check the Journal Updates for details.

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, including original research and reviews. Reviews that potentially appeal to the widest audience and are in-depth and over-arching in the fields of wetland science and management may be considered as Mark Brinson Reviews. All contributions to WETLANDS are also published in a wide range of Topical Collections. Authors are requested to select the Topical Collection that best fits their work by choosing the appropriate Topical Collection when submitting a manuscript. Please check the Journal Updates for detailed descriptions of each collection.

  • Produced by Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), the world’s leading wetlands society
  • Refereed articles from leading authors in wetlands science
  • A central forum for pioneering wetlands research
  • Explores all facets of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics
  • Coverage extends to management, legal and regulatory topics

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  • Marinus L. Otte
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

2.074 (2021)
Impact factor
2.500 (2021)
Five year impact factor
45 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
217,275 (2021)

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  • Topical Collections

    WETLANDS publishes Topical Collections on a wide range of topics. Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and review papers in these collections. Find out more

  • The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)

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  • Topical Collection: Sustaining Life Below Water

    Estuaries and Coasts articles can now be included in the multi-journal topical collection Sustaining Life Below Water, relevant to SDG 14


    The completion of a PhD thesis often provides an excellent opportunity to review a key topic, provide new perspectives, and develop new methodology. Wetlands encourages students and early career researchers (ECRs) to publish articles in the form of reviews or perspectives papers.
    Therefore, for every article accepted in these two categories with students and ECRs (defined as being within one year of award of their PhD degree) as the first author, we offer two incentives: 
    1) a voucher for free access to any Springer publication in eBook form (up to a maximum value of 250 Euros/US dollars, and maximum one per year) in perpetuity
    2) article made freely accessible for 8 weeks after online first publication.
    Please see our Submission Guidelines on the right for how to apply for these incentives if you are a student or ECR author.

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