Official Scholarly Journal of the Society of Wetland Scientists

ISSN: 0277-5212 (Print) 1943-6246 (Online)


Wetlands is an international journal concerned with all aspects of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics, management, and laws and regulations. The journal is published 6 times per year, with the goal of centralizing the publication of pioneering wetlands work that has otherwise been spread among a myriad of journals. Because wetlands research crosses a range of disciplines, the journal is not restricted to specific subjects but presents manuscripts reporting research results from all relevant disciplines. This broad scope goes beyond the sciences to include articles focusing on management topics and regulatory considerations. Wetlands offers only the highest quality peer-reviewed material.

Mark Brinson Reviews
The Mark Brinson Review series was initiated in 2013 and aims to bring together in-depth, over-arching reviews in the fields of wetland science and management, in the widest sense of those terms. These reviews may synthesize observations over long periods of time or may pull together information from various studies to form an opinion. They are either invited, may be regular reviews that are recognized by the Editorial Board of the journal as important enough to be part of the series, or intending authors may contact the Editor-in-Chief. For an example, see the first Mark Brinson Review by Darold P. Batzer, titled ‘The Seemingly Intractable Ecological Responses of Invertebrates in North American Wetlands: A Review’, published in the February 2013 issue of WETLANDS, February 2013, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 1-15.

Wetlands in the Developing World 
Authors are invited to submit regular research articles, short communications and  review papers on research and management to WETLANDS under the specific ‘article type’ of ‘Wetlands in the Developing World’. The aim of this series is to highlight wetlands research from the developing world. The ‘developing world’ here is defined as those countries recognized as such by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), see http://www.sws.org/Membership/developing-countries.html. The submissions will be handled by an Associate Editor dedicated to this series. Once accepted for publication, these papers will appear in a continuous series on wetlands in the developing world, recognizable by a banner with that title. For further information about this series, please feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Marinus L. Otte, or the Associate Editor handling the series, Rob McInnes.


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