Ocean & Coastal Management

Ocean & Coastal Management

  • Volume 16
  • Issue 16
  • ISSN 0964-5691
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.916
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.43
  • Impact Factor: 3.284
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 3.663
Editor-in-chief: Chen

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Ocean & Coastal Management is the leading international journal dedicated to the study of all aspects of ocean and coastal management from the global to local levels.

We publish rigorously peer-reviewed manuscripts from all disciplines, and inter-/trans-disciplinary and co-designed research, but all submissions must make clear the relevance to management and/or governance issues relevant to the sustainable development and conservation of oceans and coasts.

Comparative studies (from sub-national to trans-national cases, and other management / policy arenas) are encouraged, as are studies that critically assess current management practices and governance approaches. Submissions involving robust analysis, development of theory, and improvement of management practice are especially welcome.

Ocean & Coastal Management publishes 12 issues per year with original Research Papers, Review Articles, Short communications, Commentaries and Special Issues.

We welcome submissions from the natural and social sciences, humanities and law, and design professions on a wide range of topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Interactions among various ocean and coastal uses and actors in government, the private sector, civil society, local communities, science and Indigenous People.
  • Resolution of multiple-use conflicts; alternative management regimes and institutional arrangements for integrated management of ocean and coastal areas (e.g., national coastal management programmes, Regional Seas programmes); and governance of resources, systems and activities from the land-sea interface to territorial waters, Exclusive Economic Zones, high seas and the poles.
  • Developments related to the Law of the Sea Convention and to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), and consideration of legal regimes for the conservation and development of ocean and coastal resources from the shoreline to beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.
  • International maritime and shipping regulations, policies and governance under the framework of the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) or local governments of various countries.
  • Port and shipping operations, management and governance.
  • Assessing and managing environmental impacts due to development of ocean and coastal areas.
  • Specific shoreline management issues such as coastal protection policies, responses to accelerated sea level rise, public access, waterfront redevelopment, cultural heritage, public education and participation, port management, estuarine management, and marine protected areas.
  • Resource evaluation for such activities as aquaculture, commercial fisheries, offshore mining, shipping and navigation, energy facilities, coast-dependent industries, and tourism, recreational development, and marine conservation and protected areas.
  • Physical constraints and natural hazards affecting resource use and development; economic, political, and social constraints; and technological solutions to problems of resource demand and supply.
  • Climate change adaptation in coastal and marine settings.
  • Ocean and coastal disasters, risk reduction and resilience building.
  • Marine spatial planning.
  • Marine ecosystem based management.
  • The Blue Economy and marine governance.
  • Tackling ocean acidification.
  • Addressing marine plastics and pollution.
  • Governing coastal urbanization.
  • Vulnerability, sustainable livelihoods and maritime communities.
  • Bridging the science-policy-practice interfaces in the ocean and coastal context.
  • The roles of traditional knowledge, local knowledge and science in ocean and coastal management.
  • Politics, democracy, civic engagement and public decision-making for the ocean and coasts.
  • Historical, ethical, philosophical and theoretical considerations relevant to ocean and coastal management.

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  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.916
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.43
  • Impact Factor: 3.284
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 3.663
  • ISSN: 0964-5691
  • Issues: 16
  • Volume: 16
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199C2021Dec 07, 2020Dec 17, 2020
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206C2021May 18, 2021May 12, 2021
207C2021Jun 02, 2021May 27, 2021
208C2021Jun 14, 2021Jun 01, 2021
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210C2021Aug 09, 2021Jul 27, 2021
211C2021Sep 14, 2021Sep 07, 2021
212C2021Oct 06, 2021Sep 27, 2021
213C2021Oct 27, 2021
214C2021Nov 18, 2021
215C2022Dec 10, 2021
216C2022Jan 13, 2022
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