Applied Phycology

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Applied Phycology is an open access journal that publishes high quality papers on all aspects of applied phycology. It is published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the British Phycological Society. Applied Phycology is a sister journal to the long-running European Journal of Phycology and aims to reach scientists working in the field of applied phycology, as well as other interested parties. Applied Phycology is listed in Scopus, the abstracting and indexing service run by Elsevier. Being indexed in Scopus is a mark of quality as it indicates the journal has passed their review process and can lead to increased international visibility. Journals indexed in Scopus receive several metrics, including CiteScore, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) and Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP).

The journal is led by specialists in the full range of applied phycology topics. We welcome papers covering:

  • Seaweed resources
  • Macroalgal and microalgal aquaculture
  • Integrated aquaculture
  • Applied taxonomy
  • Applied genomics
  • Applied ecology, environmental change and conservation
  • Biofuels
  • Bioactives
  • Bioprospecting
  • Biotech

We cover all algal groups including cyanobacteria. Applied Phycology is a home for primary research papers and state-of-the art reviews. We also produce Special Issues devoted to a particular topic of applied phycology, and consider proposals for these.

All submitted manuscripts are initially assessed by the Editors, and, if considered appropriate for potential publication in the journal, are peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees.  All peer review is single blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts. As an open access journal Applied Phycology charges an article publishing charge, full details of which can be found in the Instructions for Authors.

Submissions must be made electronically at

Published on behalf of the British Phycological Society by Taylor & Francis

John Beardall
Monash University, Australia

Managing Editors
Prof. Christine Maggs
Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK

Prof. Juliet Brodie
Natural History Museum, London UK.