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.

  • A new package of Water Resources journals

    It is now widely recognized that we are now dealing with a water crisis. The issue is high on the agenda for politicians, environmental managers and policy makers. Consequently, the water resources field is now one of the fastest growing in the world. Previously, studies were largely confined to the environmental sciences. The rapid expansion in the field has meant that, more recently, economics, social sciences and integrated resource management have increased in importance. To reflect this, Elsevier are launching a package of four journals covering key aspects of the discipline:

    As an introduction offer, all articles in these four journals are freely available in the first year.

  • Open Access Options

    Access to quality research is vital to the scientific community and beyond. 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 committed to working in partnership with the research community, librarians, funders and other stakeholders. Our Elsevier team is continually on the road meeting the community, participating in discussions and establishing partnerships which will help support increase access to research. Read more about our institutional and funding body agreements.

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  • Methods in Oceanography: bringing the latest on methods for ocean researchers

    Methods in Oceanography is a new international journal for ocean researchers. It publishes original research on new methods in all aspects of oceanographic research such as fabrication and testing of new instruments, significant advances in the development of new methods for the interpretation of either existing or future data, as well as the development of new platforms and plans for ocean sampling.

    Read more about Methods in Oceanography on the Journal Homepage

Impact Factors

The latest Impact Factor figures have been released, and we are delighted to provide you with highlights from our Aquatic Sciences journals.

Water Research is still the leading journal in Water Resources, with an Impact Factor increase of over 14%. Desalination jumps from 4th to 2nd in the rankings and Elsevier now publishes 6 of the top 10 journals in this category.

Other highlights include a 20% impact factor increase for Deep-Sea Research Part II in the Oceanography category, and a first impact factor of 4.095 for Algal Research.

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Top 25 Downloads

Biodiesel production: a review • Article
Bioresource Technology, Volume 70, Issue 1, October 1999, Pages 1-15 | Ma, F.; Hanna, M.A.

Biological effects of essential oils - A review • Review article
Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 46, Issue 2, February 2008, Pages 446-475 | Bakkali, F.; Averbeck, S.; Averbeck, D.; Idaomar, M.

Hydrolysis of lignocellulosic materials for ethanol production: a review • Article
Bioresource Technology, Volume 83, Issue 1, May 2002, Pages 1-11 | Sun, Y.; Cheng, J.

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