Aims and Scope
Aquatic Invasions is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal focusing on academic research of biological
invasions in both inland and coastal water ecosystems from around the world.
Aquatic Invasions is an official journal of International Association for Open Knowledge on Invasive Alien Species (INVASIVESNET).
Aquatic Invasions provides a forum for professionals involved in research
of aquatic non-native species, including a focus on the following:
• Patterns of non-native species dispersal, including range extensions with global change
Open Access Policy
Aquatic Invasions is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution.
Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without
asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.
Gargouri Y, Hajjem C, Larivière V, et al. (2010) Self-selected or mandated, Open Access increases citation impact for higher quality research. PLoS ONE 5(10): e13636.
Data Publication Policy
Submission of a manuscript to Aquatic Invasions implies that all scientific information described
in the manuscript, including all relevant raw experimental and field data, will be freely available online for any interested data user.
We expect users of the data to cite the published paper.
Geo-referenced species record information (both for non-native and native species), annotated checklists and biological profiles
of non-native species should be deposited in the Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre
(REABIC) information system (please check standard submission forms
in the Manuscript presentation section of the Authors Guidelines)
or in the other recognized online species record data repository (e.g. GBIF or one of its data sources).
Please note that REABIC is a partner organisation and data provider for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
(REABIC profile at the GBIF web site)
and for the developing European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN).
All data deposited to REABIC will be publically available only
after release of the relevant publication in Aquatic Invasions,
including relevant publication of species checklists or species occurrences with GBIF. All of these data or selected parts of them
can be published in tabular format or as supplementary material as part of the online research paper without any size limit and without page charges.
Relevant links and references will be included with deposited data in order to protect authors’ rights on this information and to increase the citability
of their publication in Aquatic Invasions.
Nucleic acid sequences also should be deposited in an appropriate database
(i.e. GenBank) in time for the accession number to be included in the published article.
Authors may propose alternative repositories and archives for their data. If so, they should provide permanent open-access as is the case with the above options and should have some added value (e.g. greater quality assurance or and/integration of data in a specialized database).
Aquatic Invasions is indexed by Thomson Reuters (
Science Citation Index Expanded; Current Contents - Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences; Zoological Record; BIOSIS Previews ),
and ASFA (hosted by ProQuest) databases.
Authors of articles published in Aquatic Invasions retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce
and disseminate their work under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (Attribution 2.0 Generic - CC BY 2.0),
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Please see also our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
In case of any questions regarding Aquatic Invasions, please contact the journal Editors.
Last update: 20 February 2018
(c) 2018 Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC)