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 Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection / Web of Knowledge (Clarivate Analytics); Science Citation Index Expanded; SCOPUS (Elsevier); BioOne Complete; JSTOR; EBSCO; ProQuest; Charlesworth; BIOSIS Previews; Zoological Record; Biological Abstract; H.W. Wilson Company; Thomson Reuters (ISI); Cabells Scholarly Analytics; Essential Science Indicators; Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS); Gale Group (Gale/Cengage Learning); Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC); Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; and Current Contents - Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences.

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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