Special Issue | 特刊


Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of marine science and engineering, published monthly online by MDPI. The Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society (ANZMBS) is affiliated with JMSE and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.

Impact Factor: 2.744 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.727 (2021)

High Visibility: indexed with Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), GeoRef, Inspec, AGRIS, and other databases.

Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Engineering, Marine) / CiteScore - Q2 (Ocean Engineering)

Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).

Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.



A shorlist of extended papers will be recommended to the journal Maritime Technology and Research (MTR) for publiation free of charge, MTR is a peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of the coast and ocean. It provides a forum for discussion of current issues, new idea and developments, as well as breakthroughs in coastal and oceanic arenas. The range of topics extends from coastal zone to deep ocean, including engineering, environment, logistics, as well as other management aspects




Anthropocene Coasts is the first international open access journal that combines the concept of the Anthropocene context and intersects the disciplines of coastal ocean with the multidisciplinary disciplines of sustainable development and environmental protection. It covers the disciplines of oceanography, geography, ecology, sustainable development, coastal engineering and environmental engineering. Anthropocene Coasts is presently abstracted and indexed in 18 databases, such as Scopus, ESCI (Web of Science), SCImago, CNKI, and Wanfang. The CiteScore 2021 is 3.9 and the CiteScoreTracker 2022 is 4.9.

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.

Anthropocene Coasts accepts submissions of the following scope:
Resources and their variations/changes;
Environmental influences associated with natural and human-induced processes;
Changes in coastal hazard patterns and the implications for safety;
The role of coastal ecosystem services and how these may change;
Implications of population growth and urban expansion on the coast;
Adaptation in response to change and methods to enhance coastal sustainability and resilience;
Interactions with society (including aspects such as economics, planning, policy/legislation and regulation, social mobility, technology, engineering, and risk management);
Observations, modelling, and theoretical advances to better detect and understand change.
AI based writing/ machine learning (data training/ no datasets)

The article processing charge (APC) of Anthropocene Coasts this year is fully covered by East China Normal University (free Open Access for both authors and readers).