Marine and Freshwater Research Marine and Freshwater Research Society
Advances in the aquatic sciences

About the Journal

Marine and Freshwater Research is an international and interdisciplinary journal publishing contributions on all aquatic environments. The journal’s content addresses broad conceptual questions and investigations about the ecology and management of aquatic environments. Environments range from groundwaters, wetlands and streams to estuaries, rocky shores, reefs and the open ocean. Subject areas include, but are not limited to: aquatic ecosystem processes, such as nutrient cycling; biology; ecology; biogeochemistry; biogeography and phylogeography; hydrology; limnology; oceanography; toxicology; conservation and management; and ecosystem services. Contributions that are interdisciplinary and of wide interest and consider the social-ecological and institutional issues associated with managing marine and freshwater ecosystems are welcomed. Manuscripts that are largely theoretical, or focused on the biology or physiology of specific taxa, or on modeling or fisheries without adequate reference to the aquatic environment are generally not considered.

To reduce the burden on the editorial team, Marine and Freshwater Research does not require pre-submission enquiries to the Editor. Authors should determine if their manuscripts fit the journal’s scope before submitting their manuscripts through ScholarOne Manuscripts. Editorial advice and decisions will not be provided on manuscripts submitted to the journal through other means.


Marine and Freshwater Research is a valuable resource for researchers in industry and academia, resource managers, environmental consultants, students and amateurs who are interested in any aspect of the aquatic sciences.

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Bibliographic Details

ISSN: 1323-1650
eISSN: 1448-6059
Frequency: 12 issues per year
Current Issue: Volume 69 (2)
Impact Factor: 1.757

Indexed/Abstracted in:

  • ABOA/Streamline
  • Agricola
  • Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts
  • Biobase
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  • EBSCO/EBSCO Discovery
  • Excerpta Medica/Embase
  • Index Medicus
  • ProQuest (Ex Libris)
  • Pollution Abstracts
  • Science Citation Index
  • Scopus
  • Zoological Record

CSIRO Publishing publishes and distributes scientific, technical and health science books, magazines and journals from Australia to a worldwide audience and conducts these activities autonomously from the research of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of, and should not be attributed to, the publisher or CSIRO.

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