NISC welcomes co Editor-in-Chief to African Journal of Aquatic Science

Posted 14 July 2022 by NISC under Announcements & Notices • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
NISC welcomes co Editor-in-Chief to African Journal of Aquatic Science

NISC is proud to introduce Dr Eliot Taylor who joins Dr Nick Rivers-Moore as co Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Aquatic Science

Dr Eliot Taylor is a highly experienced freshwater environmental, ecological and technical specialist with over 30 years’ experience, including of numerous short and long-term assignments in over 15 western, eastern and southern African countries. He is author or co-author of nine published papers and reports.

The African Journal of Aquatic Science has seen an Impact Factor increase from 1.0 in 2020 to 1.755. In addition the 5-year Impact Factor has increased from 1.227 to 1.575.

"I'd like to continue to promote AJAS as THE Journal for the publication of freshwater research, especially on the ecology of freshwater ecosystems and how they respond to and are being impacted by climate change and the serious issue of catchment and landscape degradation and soil erosion across the continent."

Dr Taylor's passion, skills and interest lie in the freshwater environment and as a result of 15 years of living and working on the continent he has a particular love of African freshwater environments.

To name a few of Dr Taylor's extensive experiences he has worked in integrated water resources management, catchment management, climate change adaptation, ecological and environmental impact assessment and the use of freshwater macroinvertebrate communities to determine water quality and sedimentation issues.​

Since September 2020, Dr Taylor has been APEM Ireland’s Divisional Director based in Cork. He has developed a team of 10, primarily freshwater, but also terrestrial and marine ecologists.

He hopes to add to the growth the African Journal of Aquatic Science which is devoted to the study of the aquatic sciences, covering all African inland and estuarine waters.

Since 1995, NISC has systematically built up competence and the necessary capacity in all aspects of publishing high-level research journals, with the professionalism needed to flourish in the increasingly competitive world of international research publications. No other publisher in South Africa commands the necessary technical skills, experience, competence, enthusiasm and resources to the same degree as NISC, in my view.
- Graham Baker, Editor of the South African Journal of Science (1973-2008)
The proofs look great! Thank you so much. The efficiency of the journal now is really excellent. Easy to work with, and so thorough. I appreciate it.
- Regular SAJP Author on his first interaction with NISC
Excellent attention by editor-in-chief; very good work of reviewers; good time for review and processing.
- Author - African Journal of Range & Forage Science
The review process is quick and is being done within the reasonable time. After acceptance, NISC is also quick enough to send proofs and is very efficiently publishes the accepted paper online before its print version.

- Author - Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science
The editorial experience was excellent: the reviewers were timely and their feedback was generative. The co-editor of the special issue was proactive about communicating information to me. In latter stages, the staff that shepherded the essay through the copy-editing stages was also very helpful and in good contact.
- Author - Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies