Fast Publication in Aquatic Science

Elsevier aims to offer you the fastest possible speed of publication, without compromising on the quality of our peer-review process. This is a promise the editorial and publishing teams work hard to keep.

Current review and production time averages for our Aquatic Science journals* are highlighted below:

Journal First decision
submission to
first decision in weeks
Review speed
submission to
final decision in weeks
First online
acceptance to
citable online in weeks
Advances in Water Resources 5.24 10.59 1.74
Aquacultural Engineering 9.35 13.28 2.01
Aquaculture 5.34 8.43 1.67
Deep-Sea Research Part I 8.93 18.42 2.29
Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans 10.85 17.99 2.68
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 9.84 17.75 1.67
Fisheries Research 8.67 15.35 5.01
Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 7.66 13.42 1.58
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 8.11 13.32 3.59
Journal of Hydrology 10.75 16.01 1.76
Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 9.52 12.06 5.70
Journal of Sea Research 10.25 20.87 2.05
Marine Chemistry 8.29 16.87 1.91
Marine Environmental Research 4.00 6.29 1.48
Marine Genomics 2.98 7.02 2.20
Marine Pollution Bulletin 8.01 12.83 3.84
Methods in Oceanography 10.46 23.67 4.04
Ocean and Coastal Management 10.42 19.63 3.89
Ocean Modelling 8.91 19.66 2.45
Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology 15.30 20.93 2.50
Water Research 5.26 6.86 1.76
Water Resources and Industry 6.97 9.62 2.28
Water Resources and Rural Development 4.31 6.18 1.19

Information on timeframe and definitions.

Every year we aim to improve the publication speed. It’s just one of the many reasons you should submit your research to one of Elsevier’s Aquatic Science journals.

*The journals featured represent a selection of journals from Aquatic Science.