About Anthropocene Coasts

The Anthropocene is the period during which human activities have had a marked, and often decisive, environmental impact on the Earth, whilst Coasts embraces all aspects of the land–sea interface. Anthropocene Coasts therefore seeks to identify and document the influence of human activities on contemporary coastal processes (physical, biological, and chemical processes across the land–sea interface) and the implications for other aspects of these systems including social, economic, and legal considerations.

In summary Anthropocene Coasts seeks submissions that help to:
-  Understand and predict the effects of human activities, including climate change, on estuarine and coastal regions
-  Formulate new blueprints for coastal and deltaic regions in terms of future development.

The APC fully covered/sponsored by funding agencies and to maximise impact we aim to:
-  Deliver a fast review for authors, with a first decision on average within 4 weeks
-  Disseminate the new findings efficiently through journal website and social media platforms


Anthropocene Coasts is presently abstracted and indexed in 18 databases. They are Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, SCImago, Google Scholar, Catalogue of Chinese High-Quality Sci-Tech Journals (Geosciences), Baidu, CLOCKSS, CNKI, Wanfang, CNPIEC, Dimensions, EBSCO Discovery Service, Naver, OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, Portico, ProQuest-ExLibris Primo, ProQuest-ExLibris Summon, and TD Net Discovery Service.

Anthropocene Coasts, as the official academic journal of Future Earth Coasts (FEC), publishes the following paper types:
  • Articles — Studies of broad scope that report new and original research with international significance;
  • Reviews — Critical syntheses of information on important topics;
  • Topical Communications — New concepts, techniques, methodologies, projects or commentaries on topical subjects, matters for debate, or to highlight uncertainties or knowledge gaps. (length should not exceed 3500 words);
  • Letters — Short reports of original research focused on specific findings of interest to the wider community (length should not exceed 1500 words); and
  • Book reviews – short review of recently published books or open access reports that are likely to be of interest to the coastal community, with a length of up to 1500 words. 

Note: Manuscript should be as comprehensive as possible. Data supporting the results should be provided directly in the paper, included in the associated supplemental materials, or archived in an appropriate public archive.

Submissions that do not have a clear human or multidisciplinary component are more suited to one of the existing discipline-based journals and are unlikely to be considered for publication. (Please refer to the submission instructions for the scope of submission.)

ISSN: 2561-4150
Host: East China Normal University
Publisher: Springer Nature
Contact us:
Address: Editorial office of Anthropocene Coasts, Room A-217, State Key Laboratory for Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, 500 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai 200241, China
Tel.: +86 21 54836027
Fax: +86 21 54836458


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