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 and subject areas. The journal’s content addresses broad conceptual questions and may consider further implications and management applications of research. Environments range from groundwaters, wetlands and streams to estuaries, rocky shores, coral 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; management applications; oceanography; and toxicology. Contributions that consider marine and freshwater ecosystems as socioecological systems are welcomed if they emphasise these subjects and include implications for management. Manuscripts that largely address physiological, microbiological or fisheries subjects without adequate reference to the aquatic environment are generally not considered. Manuscripts that are focussed on the biology of single taxa and do not provide a sufficient discussion on the ecological implications of their results may not be accepted.


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 67 (12)
Impact Factor: 1.583

Indexed/Abstracted in:

  • ABOA/Streamline
  • Agricola
  • Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts
  • Biobase
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  • Excerpta Medica/Embase
  • Index Medicus
  • 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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