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Official Scholarly Journal of the Society of Wetland Scientists

Editor-in-Chief: Marinus L. Otte

ISSN: 0277-5212 (print version)
ISSN: 1943-6246 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13157

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Society of Wetland Scientists

The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is an international organization dedicated to fostering sound wetland science, education, and management.

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Benefits of Membership 

- Access to the society journal Wetlands
- Free online access to the Springer journal Wetlands Ecology and Management
- 25% discount on Springer books
- Free access to Wetlands Science and Practice
- Reduced conference rates
- Potential access to student and other awards
- Access to membership and activities of the six Special Interest Sections (RAMSAR, Women in Wetlands, Peatlands, Global Change Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Wildlife)

Promoting Understanding and Sustainable Use 

The mission of the Society of Wetland Scientists is to promote understanding, scientifically based management, and sustainable use of wetlands.

The specific goals of the SWS 

The specific goals of the SWS, as outlined in the 2005-2010 strategic plan are to:
  • Promote basic and applied wetland research of high quality
  • Support wetland education and public awareness of wetlands
  • Provide forums to disseminate the latest scientific results
  • Promote science-based stewardship of wetlands
  • Encourage incorporation of sound wetland science into policy
  • Foster the international scope of wetland science and SWS
  • Ensure that the growth and evolution of SWS are sustainable

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    Wetlands is an international journal concerned with all aspects of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics, management, and laws and regulations. The journal is published 6 times per year, with the goal of centralizing the publication of pioneering wetlands work that has otherwise been spread among a myriad of journals. Since wetlands research usually requires an interdisciplinary approach, the journal in not limited to specific disciplines but seeks manuscripts reporting research results from all relevant disciplines. Manuscripts focusing on management topics and regulatory considerations relevant to wetlands are also suitable. Submissions may be in the form of articles or short notes. Timely review articles will also be considered, but the subject and content should be discussed with the Editor-in-Chief (NDSU.wetlands.editor@ndsu.edu) prior to submission. All papers published in Wetlands are reviewed by two qualified peers, an Associate Editor, and the Editor-in-Chief prior to acceptance and publication. All papers must present new information, must be factual and original, and must not have been published elsewhere.

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