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 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.

  • 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

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Free access to key Water Research papers by Spinoza laureate Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht

Journal of Sea Research - Free Access to Special Issue on: Trophic significance of microbial biofilm in tidal flats

Sustainability of Water Quality and EcologyRead the First Issue Online!

Aquaculture – New Special Issue: Aquaculture Conference: To the Next 40 Years of Sustainable Global Aquaculture - Part A

Methods in OceanographySpecial Offer for Authors Submitting Supplementary Content

Journal of HydrologyNew Special Issue: Creating Partnerships Between Hydrology and Social Science: A Priority for Progress

New Database Linking Arrangement with CDIAC

Journal of Hydrology: Regional StudiesFirst Volume of New Open Access Journal Now Online

Journal of Hydrology: Regional  Studies – First Papers Now Online  for New Open Access Journal

Deep-Sea Research Part II – Free Access to Special  Issue: Harmful Algae in the Gulf of Maine

Water Research – Editor Mark van  Loosdrecht Awarded the Spinoza Prize

Ocean & Coastal Management  – Virtual Special Issue on  Oceans and Climate Change

Marine  GenomicsFree online access to first papers published  in new "Genomics and Technical Resources" section – more papers added!

Ocean ModellingVirtual Special Issue "Gulf of Mexico Modelling: Lessons learned from the spill"

Ocean ModellingVirtual Special Issue "Core II"

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

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.

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

Regulation of energy metabolism by long-chain fatty acids • Review article
Progress in Lipid Research, Volume 53, January 2014, Pages 124-144 | Nakamura, M.T.; Yudell, B.E.; Loor, J.J.

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