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

General Information

Marine and Freshwater Research welcomes the submission of articles presenting original and significant research in the aquatic sciences (see Scope). Articles are externally peer-reviewed, in consultation with our Editorial Board.

Articles that address broad conceptual questions, are interdisciplinary and of wide interest, and that consider further implications and management applications are especially encouraged, given the journal's broad scope. Specialist articles at the forefront of their field are also welcome as long as their context is clearly stated. Descriptive articles may be considered if they are placed in an appropriate conceptual setting and have global relevance. However, articles that are purely taxonomic, parochial, describe preliminary or incremental results, or simply present data without context will not be considered.

Research can be presented as Original Research, Reviews, Perspectives, Short Communications, or Comments and Responses. Manuscripts that synthesise information or include the human implications of the research are most welcome. Groups of related articles that might be packaged as part of a single issue or as a full Special Issue should directly contact the Publisher with a proposal.

When preparing an article for publication, please follow the journal style and layout as closely as possible. It may help if you consult a recent copy of the journal or a sample issue online. Detailed guidelines are set out in the Author Instructions. Authors requiring English language assistance should enlist the aid of a specialised service or a colleague fluent in English at their home institution.

There are no page charges, except for reproduction of colour figures.

Submission of an article is taken to mean that the content has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Conference abstracts and posters where the full data set is not presented and the interpretation of results is not developed would not normally be regarded as publications but if material has been widely disseminated in report form or on the web, please consult the Editor.


Reprints can be ordered prior to publication. An order form is sent to the corresponding author with final page proofs.

CSIRO Publishing supplies the corresponding authors with a free PDF of their article upon publication and instructions about its copyright. All articles are also available from our website either by subscription or sale of individual articles.


The journal is indexed/abstracted in a wide variety of databases.


To submit your article, please use our online journal management system ScholarOne Manuscripts.

For general enquires about submitted articles please contact:
Marine and Freshwater Research
CSIRO Publishing
T +[61 3] 9545 8439