Estuaries & Coasts

Journal of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

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Estuaries & Coasts is the journal of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Begun in 1977 as Chesapeake Science, the journal has gradually expanded its scope and circulation. Today, the journal publishes manuscripts covering aspects of research on physical, chemical, geological or biological systems, as well as management of those systems, at the interface between the land and the sea. The interface is broadly defined to include areas within estuaries, lagoons, wetlands, tidal rivers, watersheds that include estuaries, and near-shore coastal waters. The journal publishes original research findings, reviews, techniques, and comments.


History of the Journal

Estuaries & Coasts traces its origin to the late Dr. Romeo J. Mansueti, who conceived and nurtured it as Chesapeake Science, a journal devoted to presenting research results and management studies on natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay region. Chesapeake Science was published and partially subsidized by the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory during its 18 year history. In 1977, the journal was acquired by the Estuarine Research Federation and in 1978 it was renamed Estuaries. Since then the journal has gained an international distribution and content. In 1987 the quarterly journal began publication in a larger 8.5 x 11 inch page format. In 1999, Estuaries became available to ERF members online, and in 2000 a CD-ROM set of all back issues of Chesapeake Science and Estuaries was produced. In 2000, Estuaries also began publication on a bimonthly schedule. In 2006, the journal was renamed Estuaries and Coasts to better represent its content. The cover design was also changed to display the profile of a prominent estuary from around the world. In 2007, management and publication of the journal was moved to Springer.
























Contact Estuaries & Coasts

Correspondence with the journal may be directed to:

Taylor Bowen
Editorial Coordinator
Estuaries and Coasts
434-977-5494 (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)

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