Scope of the Journal

The JICZM - Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (RGCI – Revista de Gestão Costeira Integrada) is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes articles dealing with all the subjects related to coastal 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 methodologic al 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.

The JICZM/RGCI is focused on coastal environments and management, 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 JICZM/RGCI as well.

One of the target readers of JICZM/RGCI is the Portuguese-speaking community (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guiné Bissau, Moçambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor, which sum all together more than 210 million inhabitants). However, JICZM/RGCI contributors and readers are not geographically confined: all technicians and scientists working in coastal zones worldwide are potential contributors and readers.

JICZM/RGCI accepts the submission of manuscripts written in English (with an extensive abstract in Portuguese).


Why to publish in JICZM/RGCI?

Open access journals are freely available via the Internet for immediate worldwide open access to the full text of articles serving the best interests of the international research community. There are no subscription fees.

Open access journals are no different from traditional subscription-based journals; they undergo the same peer-review and quality control as any other scholarly journal.

Publishing in JICZM - Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management) / RGCI - Revista de Gestão Costeira Integrada  

  • Your article will be peer-reviewed and made available on-line very fast. In 2008 the mean evaluation period was 52 days (minimum: 18 days; maximum: 146 days).
  • You own the copyright to your article.
  • All interested readers can read, download, and/or print open access articles (or the whole journal) at no cost!
Your article can be read by potentially millions of readers (which is incomparable to publishing in a traditional journal) what increases the potential to obtain more citations and consequently an increase on the impact index.