Continental Shelf Research

Continental Shelf Research - ISSN 0278-4343
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.196 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.893 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 2.391 (2020) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 2.879 (2020) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 20
Issues: 20 issues
ISSN: 02784343

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Continental Shelf Research publishes articles dealing with the biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanography of the shallow marine environment, from coastal and estuarine waters out to the shelf break. The continental shelf is a critical environment within the land-ocean continuum, and many processes, functions and problems in the continental shelf are driven by terrestrial inputs transported through the rivers and estuaries to the coastal and continental shelf areas. Manuscripts that deal with these topics must make a clear link to the continental shelf. Examples of research areas include:

  • Physical sedimentology and geomorphology
  • Geochemistry of the coastal ocean (inorganic and organic)
  • Marine environment and anthropogenic effects
  • Interaction of physical dynamics with natural and manmade shoreline features
  • Benthic, phytoplankton and zooplankton ecology
  • Coastal water and sediment quality, and ecosystem health
  • Benthic-pelagic coupling (physical and biogeochemical)
  • Interactions between physical dynamics (waves, currents, mixing, etc.) and biogeochemical cycles
  • Estuarine, coastal and shelf sea modelling and process studies

Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary process-oriented contributions, and encouragement is given to the publication of the results of innovative experimental studies with the potential for upscaling and a broad contribution. Regional descriptions and data summaries are discouraged.

Continental Shelf Research publishes research papers, occasional review articles and short communications and technical notes (instruments and methods).

Continental Shelf Research also publishes Special Issues dedicated to results of large interdisciplinary studies or topical issues on specific subjects. Contact one of our Editors for more information on Special Issue proposals.

Note to Authors: When considering submission of a manuscript to CSR, bear in mind that recent analyses show that published papers are downloaded by scientists from over 90 countries world-wide. This level of usage emphasizes the need for authors to present their research results in a broad context, to be of interest to this international community. Likewise, when suggesting the four reviewers for a manuscript, an international perspective of individual scientists (not necessarily affiliated with CSR) should be considered.