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Coastal Education and Research Foundation
& Journal of Coastal Research

The Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) is a leading international scientific journal devoted to the ongoing research of coastal studies and is officially published by the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF).

The Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF) is the official publisher of the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) and a nonprofit scientific society dedicated to the advancement of the coastal sciences and devoted to the multi-disciplinary study of complex problems within and around the coastal zone. Our goal is to help translate and interpret coastal issues for the public and to assist in the development of professional coastal research programs. Our coastal research society specifically supports and encourages field and laboratory studies on a local, national, and international basis.

Through the mediums of renowned scientific papers, book and encyclopedia series, our bi-monthly society newsletter (Just CERFing), and the world wide web, CERF-JCR disseminates the latest research information to professors, specialists, researchers, and the general public in an effort to maintain or improve the quality of our planet's coastal resources.

We encourage you to navigate through our website and explore the many benefits and opportunities that CERF-JCR has to offer, including the internationally acclaimed Journal of Coastal Research, which offers newly published research from today's top coastal scientists.

JCR 40(1); Jan 2024

AIMS & SCOPE

The Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) is one of the leading peer-reviewed international journals for coastal studies and is officially published bi-monthly by the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF). By covering the entire field of coastal research [e.g., geology, biology, ecology, geomorphology, physical geography, climate change, littoral oceanography, hydrography, sea-level change, coastal hydraulics, environmental (resource) management (law), coastal engineering, remote sensing, socio-economic topics, etc.], the JCR encompasses all subjects relevant to natural and engineered environments (freshwater, brackish, or marine) and the protection/management of their resources in the vicinity of coastlines of the world. Even though the journal broadly focuses on immediate shoreline zones, the JCR also embraces those coastal environments that either reach some indefinite distance inland or that extend seaward beyond the outer margins of the sublittoral (neritic) zone. The JCR disseminates accurate information to both the public and research specialists around the world on all aspects of coastal issues in an effort to maintain or improve the quality of our planet's shoreline resources.

CERF-JCR is devoted to the multidisciplinary study of complex problems related to the coastal zone. Our purpose is to help in the translation and interpretation of coastal issues for the public and to assist professional and academic research programs by supporting and encouraging field and laboratory studies on a local, national, and global basis. Through printed scientific publications, current online content, and renowned international conferences, CERF-JCR brings accurate information to both the public and researchers alike on all aspects of coastal issues in an effort to maintain and improve the quality of shoreline resources.

The Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) is currently surveyed in the BioOne Complete Collection; Google Scholar; SCOPUS (Elsevier); JSTOR; EBSCO; ProQuest; Charlesworth; BIOSIS Previews (Web of Science); Zoological Record (Web of Science); Biological Abstracts (Web of Science); Cabells Scholarly Analytics (Journalytics); Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS); Gale Group (Gale/Cengage Learning); Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC); Scimago; and the Scubavox Conservation Database.

For more information about the JCR ethics policy, standards, and peer review process, please visit: https://www.cerf-jcr.org/jcr-ethics

To explore JCRonline.org, please visit: www.JCRonline.org 

JCR Information

Editor-in-Chief:

Christopher Makowski, Ph.D.

Online ISSN: 1551-5036

Print ISSN: 0749-0208

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

Peer Reviewed: Yes

Publisher: Coastal Education & Research Foundation

Editorial Office: Coastal Education & Research Foundation, 9034 Twilight Hill Ct., Charlotte, NC, 28277, USA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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