In 2018, ECNU and Canadian Science Publishing initiated the international open-access journal Anthropocene Coasts. This new journal, based on traditional oceanography, and with the international emerging frontier concepts of Anthropocene as the theme, is aimed at the national goal of sustainable development of coastal economy and society. The establishment of this journal fills the publishing gap in academic journals that integrate traditional disciplines under the conceptual framework of anthropocene.
Professor Gao Shu, director of the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (ECNU), is the Founding Chief Editor of the journal. Professor Ian Townsend, a fellow of the British Royal Academy of Engineering, is the Co-Editor. Scientists from 13 countries formed the international editorial board of Anthropocene Coasts.
On April 17, 2020, the editorial office for Anthropocene Coasts received notification from the Web of Science (WOS) that it had passed the strict review and reached the standard of entering ESCI (the Emerging Sources Citation Index). In July 2020, AnthropoceneCoasts was officially indexed by ESCI at the official website of the Web of Science Core Collection.
On October 22, 2020, Anthropocene Coasts received notification from the Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) that Anthropocene Coasts had reached the standard for entering Scopus. Three months after receiving notification of the index, all articles of Anthropocene Coasts can be found through Scopus.
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Source:State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research
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