Freshwater Science

Published on behalf of the Society for Freshwater Science

Frequency: 4 issues/year; ISSN: 2161-9549; E-ISSN: 2161-9565
Estimated* 5-year Impact Factor: 3.357 2013 ISI-JCR
Subject Category: Marine and Freshwater Biology
Editor: Pamela Silver; Business Manager: Irwin Polls



Freshwater Science (FWS) publishes articles that advance understanding and environmental stewardship of all types of inland aquatic ecosystems (lakes, rivers, streams, reservoirs, subterranean, and estuaries) and ecosystems at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial habitats (wetlands, riparian areas, and floodplains). The journal regularly features papers on a wide range of topics, including physical, chemical, and biological properties of lentic and lotic habitats; ecosystem processes; structure and dynamics of populations, communities, and ecosystems; ecology, systematics, and genetics of freshwater organisms, from bacteria to vertebrates; linkages between freshwater and other ecosystems and between freshwater ecology and other aquatic sciences; bioassessment, conservation, and restoration; environmental management; and new or novel methods for basic or applied research.



*Freshwater Science was previously titled Journal of the North American Benthological Society (J-NABS; 1986–2011) and Freshwater Invertebrate Biology (1982–1985). Estimate provided because of complications with Impact Factor resulting from change in title from Journal of the North American Benthological Association.