Urban Coast is a peer-reviewed scientific publication. Feature articles are generally between 4,000 and 6,000 words, while short submissions are between 1,000 and 3,000. Submissions are accepted for all four sections of the journal, including:

  1. Perspectives are essays and editorials that review current conditions or policies;
  2. Research & Policy features articles on scientific or policy studies;
  3. Case Studies are detailed project reports with implications for the urban coastal environment;
  4. Notes & Abstracts include short descriptions of research, policy, and events relevant to our urban coastal environment.

Submissions for the Notes & Abstracts section are between 250 and 500 words, and should be an abstract or a short summary about your innovative environmental research, technical study, restoration project, BMP or LID implementation, or other projects.

All submissions should be written according to the standards of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. References should be placed at the end of the document. Tables and images should be separated from the text. Images should be provided in .tif format, not exceeding a width of five inches and a resolution of 600 dpi (a width of 3,000 pixels). Include the article’s title; the author’s name, phone number and email address; and a two-sentence biographical statement. Article submissions should include a 250-word abstract. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Feel free to contact us to discuss your ideas.

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