Cambridge University Press (CUP) has announced a new series of Open Access journals that will address “global challenges by bringing together researchers across national and subject boundaries”.
Cambridge Prisms: Coastal Futures https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cambridge-prisms-coastal-futures/information/about-this-journal is one three new open access journals launched by CUP in January this year to address real world problems. Coastal Futures explores all aspects of coastal systems, their complexity and how they change over time. It reports on the interactions between physical, biological and social elements and processes, which are unique to coastal regions and which influence, or are influenced by, the coast. The journal includes research from within and across the disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, human geography, social sciences and law.
For the launch the journal, a series of topical invited review papers have been published (23 so far). SAIAB now has three invited reviews published in the journal and is represented on the editorial board (https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cambridge-prisms-coastal-futures/information/about-this-journal/editorial-board).
Graphical abstract for review by James and Whitfield (2022) titled “The role of macroalgae as nursery areas for fish species within coastal seascapes”. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/cft.2022.3
Figure#3 above illustrates an integrated holistic framework for research on Indigenous nature-based solutions applied to coastal systems that covers multiple dimensions (coastal urbanisation, marine biodiversity, people) and gains (new designs; environmental gain; benefits to local, Indigenous communities).
Paper by Porri et al (2022) titled “Eco-creative nature-based solutions to transform urban coastlines, local coastal communities and enhance biodiversity through the lens of scientific and Indigenous knowledge“. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/cft.2022.10
Graphical abstract for paper by Edworthy, Steyn and James (2023) titled “The role of macroalgal habitats as ocean acidification refugia within coastal seascapes“. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/cft.2023.9