WellcomeJournal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management / Revista de Gestão Costeira Integrada is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes articles dealing with all the subjects related to coastal zones and their management, namely focused on coastal oceanography (physical, geological, chemical, biological), engineering, economy, sedimentology, sociology, ecology, history, pollution, laws, biology, anthropology, chemistry, politics, etc.
Published papers present results from both fundamental as well as applied, or directed research.
Emphasis is given to results on interdisciplinary contributions, on management tools and techniques, on innovative methodological or technical developments, on items with wide general applicability, and on local or regional experiments that can be a source of inspirations to other regions.
Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management is focused on coastal environments what means that embraces a wide area that extends from an indefinite distance inland to an indefinite limit seaward. Paleoenvironments, ancient shorelines, historical occupation, diachronically analysis and legislation evolution are some subjects considered to fall within the purview of the journal as well.
Journal contributors and readers are not geographically confined: all scientists and technicians working in coastal zones worldwide are potential contributors and readers.
Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management accepts the submission of English written manuscripts, although exceptionally can also receive manuscripts written in Portuguese or Spanish.
Why to publish in JICZM/RGCI?Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management is an open access journal what means that published articles are freely available via Internet for immediate worldwide open access serving the best interests of the international research community. There are no subscription fees.
Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management is no different from traditional subscription-based journals; manuscripts undergo the same peer-review and quality control as any other certified international scholarly journal.
In Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management / Revista de Gestão Costeira Integrada
- Articles are subject to blind peer-review (at least two reviewers);
- Accepted articles are made available on-line very fast. In the period 2011-2014 the mean peer review time was 31 days (minimum: 3; maximum: 74);
- Aurhors continue to own the article copyright;
- All interested readers can read, download, and/or print open access articles (or the whole journal) at no cost!
In Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management articles can be potentially read by millions of readers (which is incomparable to publishing in a traditional paper printed journal) what increases the potential to obtain more citations and consequently an increase on the impact index.