Coastal Restoration

A special issue of Oceans (ISSN 2673-1924).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2024 | Viewed by 141

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
Marine Biology and Biotechnology Program, Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Eilat Campus, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
Interests: coral reefs restoration; artificial reefs; vision; polarization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue on coastal restoration to be published in Oceans.

This Special Issue aims not only to present the leading science in this area but also to foster collaborations and set the foundation for future funding applications.

We aim to present several topics in this Special Issue as follows:

  • Coral reef restoration;
  • The restoration of soft bottom areas;
  • The biological restoration of manmade structures, such as jetties and wave breakers;
  • The involvement of communities and education in coastal restoration;
  • Nature-based solutions’ for coastal conservation/rehabilitation.

We invite a range of research and review/opinion papers from both established and new authors. As mentioned, an effort will be made to foster collaboration between different authors.

However, the following question remains: why should you publish in a journal that does not have an impact factor, and why should you pay for the publication? First, Oceans has applied for an impact factor; therefore, it is possible that one will be awarded to the papers in this Special Issue. Second, many journals have switched to this pay-for-publication mode. Helpful editorial support will be provided throughout the process, and one can expect rapid publication.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding this Special Issue or to discuss topics for publication.

Prof. Dr. Nadav Shashar
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Oceans is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • coral reef
  • soft bottom areas
  • manmade structures
  • coastal conservation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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