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Founded in 1984

The Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) is one of the leading international journals for coastal studies and is published bi-monthly by the Coastal Education & Research Foundation (CERF). By covering the entire field of coastal research, 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.

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.



The Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) Editorial Board is a voluntary panel of worldwide experts that generiously give their time and effort to provide a high-standard of peer review for materials submitted to the JCR.


Over 880 external peer reviewers from 70 different countries have generously donated their time to the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) to conduct the thorough evaluation of manuscripts. This review process includes providing comments and recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief concerning the ultimate disposition of submitted materials to the JCR. We acknowledge with great appreciation the following reviewers who have served as specialists outside of our own JCR Editorial Board and truly thank them for all their support.


International Coastal Symposium

The ICS brings together delegates from all over the world to collaborate and discuss the most current coastal research studies and projects. The proceedings of the conference, published as peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Coastal Research, represent an invaluable resource for coastal scientists, engineers and managers.

Supporting Scientific Institutions of CERF

We appreciate the generous support from scientific institutions sharing in our dedication to coastal education and research.

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Editorial Office:

Coastal Education and Research Foundation

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