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About the New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research

New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research is an international journal of aquatic science

2016 Impact Factor 0.938

Senior Editor:

  • Candida Savage, University of Otago, New Zealand

Associate Editors:

  • Andrea Alfaro, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Steve Bird, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Joanne Clapcott, Cawthron Institute, New Zealand
  • Neill Herbert, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Miles Lamare, University of Otago, New Zealand 
  • Sebastian Naeher, GNS Science, New Zealand
  • Deniz Özkundakci, Waikato Regional Council, New Zealand 
  • Conrad Pilditch, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Moninya Roughan, MetService, New Zealand and University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Craig Stevens, NIWA, New Zealand and University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Karen Stockin, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Richard Taylor, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jing Yang, NIWA, New Zealand


Aims: The diversity of aquatic environments in the southern continents and oceans is of worldwide interest to researchers and resource managers in research institutions, museums, and other centres. The New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research plays an important role in disseminating information on observational, experimental, theoretical and numerical research on the marine, estuarine and freshwater environments of the region.

Scope of submissions: 

The New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research is an international journal that publishes original research papers, review papers, short communications, book reviews, letters, and forum articles. We welcome submissions on all aspects of aquatic science in habitats ranging from lakes, streams and wetlands, to rocky shores, fjords and the open ocean. The journal places particular emphasis on Australasia, South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific and Southern oceans. The journal’s subject matter includes ecology, aquaculture, genetics, biodiversity, bioinvasions, physical oceanography, limnology, hydrology, aquatic biotechnology, and aquatic chemistry.

Prospective contributors should consult recent issues of the journal to see whether a planned submission is appropriate.

  • No page charges for publication
  • Free colour printing
  • Articles published online before quarterly print publication
  • Open Select option available for open access publication (gold OA)

Electronic and printed issues are published quarterly (B5 format)
Print ISSN: 0028-8330, Online ISSN: 1175-8805

Contact us

Contact the Publishing team at the Royal Society of New Zealand