On September 27, 2016, East China Normal University (ECNU) signed an agreement with Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) as the first official step in launching both a new international partnership and a new open access international journal: Anthropocene Coasts. Prof. Qun Chen, the president of East China Normal University and Ms Suzanne Kettley, the executive director and publisher of Canadian Science Publishing joined the signing ceremony.
Anthropocene Coasts is devoted to the estuarine and coastal research in the Anthropocene period. This historical period is critical for the social and economic development. Therefore, the journal is concerned with multidisciplinary studies on the regime shift in response to concentrated human activities in the world estuarine and coastal regions, with the background of climate change.
Anthropocene Coasts will be led by founding Co-Editor, Dr. Shu Gao, Director of the State Key Laboratory for Estuarine and Coastal Research at ECNU. An international Co-Editor will be joining Dr. Gao, further solidifying the international research and connection of the journal. The journal will be jointly co-owned by CSP and ECNU. The first issue is scheduled to be published in 2017 and to be an open-access journal in electronic version, following the trend of the current international publication development. It will provide a high-quality publication forum for a global population of scientists.