Aquatic Sciences

Welcome to the Aquatic Sciences area of

For almost 60 years, we have been a leading publisher in the field publishing highly respected Aquatic Sciences titles, including prestigious society journals, book series, and a range of impressive major reference works. By delivering first class information and innovative tools, we continue to refine our portfolio to serve the research need of educators, researchers and students worldwide.

We are proud to play an integral part within the Aquatic Sciences community and to participate in the advancement of this field.

New Journal: Regional Studies in Marine Science

Regional Studies in Marine Science will publish papers on regional aspects of maritime and marine resources in estuaries, coastal zones, continental shelf, the seas and oceans.

The scope of the journal includes (but is not limited to):

  • Studies on regional marine biodiversity and fisheries resources
  • Marine resources management, sustainable fisheries management and the selection and operation of marine protected areas
  • Studies on chemical contaminants, especially concerning food species
  • Pollution control and management
  • Economic and social impacts of marine pollution and/or coastal development to the region
  • Strategies/impacts of wastewater effluent disposal and contaminated mud disposal

Find out more.

New open access journals

We support sustainable access and work hard to provide a range of open access options alongside our access initiatives to ensure everyone can read, use and trust the latest research.

We are pleased to announce the recent launch of three new fully open access journals in aquatic sciences:

The majority of our journals offer open access options to authors submitting their research. Find out more about Elsevier and open access here.

Call for Papers

Methods in Oceanography Special Issue:
Automated Analysis of Underwater Imagery
Submissions open: 1 April – 30 June 2015

Ocean Modelling Virtual Special Issue:
Coastal Ocean Modelling
Submission deadline: 31 December 2015

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