Announcing Continuous Article Publishing

As of 2018, Aquatic Sciences has changed its publication structure from paginated issues to a consecutive publishing model: Continuous Article Publishing.

This means that papers are published in a volume/issue immediately after acceptance. The Online First queue has become obsolete and the time from submission to publication in an issue is significantly shorter now. Continuous Article Publishing gives published articles full citation details instantly after online publication.

As a further aspect of the new system, articles are no longer paginated sequentially by issue. Therefore, every article start swith page number 1. Page numbers are not used for article citation but every article has a citation ID number, called the ArticleCitationID. The ArticleCitationID is replacing the page numbers in the citation line, which includes the journal citation title, year, volume number and ArticleCitationID now.

Example:

Old: Aquat Sci (2017) 79:208-220
New: Aquat Sci (2018) 80: 123

This method of citation is accepted by the Web of Science/Journal Citation Reports (ISI).

We feel that our authors and readers greatly benefit from this change in the publication structure of Aquatic Sciences.

Aquatic Sciences - Research Across Boundaries publishes original research, overviews, and reviews dealing with aquatic systems (wetlands, freshwater and marine systems) and their boundaries, including the impact of human activities on these systems. The coverage ranges from molecular-level mechanistic studies to investigations at the whole ecosystem scale, including fish ecology. Aquatic Sciences publishes articles presenting research across disciplinary and environmental boundaries, i.e. studies examining interactions among geological, microbial, biological, chemical, physical, hydrological, and societal processes, as well as studies assessing land-water, air-water, benthic-pelagic, river-ocean, lentic-lotic, and groundwater-surface water interactions.

Bibliographic Data
First published in 1920
1 volume per year, 4 issues per volume
Format: 21 x 27.9 cm
ISSN 1015-1621 (print)
ISSN 1420-9055 (electronic)

  • Covers wetlands, freshwater and marine aquatic systems and their boundaries
  • Ranges from molecular-level mechanistic studies to investigations at the whole-ecosystem scale, including fish ecology
  • Reports on research across disciplinary and environmental boundaries, including interactions among geological, microbial, biological, chemical, physical, hydrological, and societal processes

Journal information

Editors-in-Chief
  • Stuart E. G. Findlay,
  • Christopher Robinson
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.402 (2019)
Impact factor
3.128 (2019)
Five year impact factor
66 days
Submission to first decision
246 days
Submission to acceptance
122,286 (2019)
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