Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

AST publishes original research papers and review articles dealing with aquatic systems (marine, wetlands, and freshwater systems) and their boundaries.
The scopes of the journal include, but not limited to, the following topic areas: Oceanography, Limnology, Aquatic biology, Aquatic chemistry, Aquatic ecology, Aquatic toxicology, Hydrology, Geology, Fisheries science, Aquaculture, Dynamics of aquatic ecosystems, Aquatic environmental monitoring, investigation and assessment, Aquatic pollution and remediation, Water treatment, Ocean engineering, Hydraulic engineering, Environmental economics and management, Conservation and utilization of aquatic resources.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.


Publication Frequency

2015, Semiannual, published in January and July

2014, Semiannual, published in January and July

2013, Semiannual, published in January and July


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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