Journal of Ecohydraulics Special Issue

The Organizing Committee of the 2020 International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2020) incorporating the AMBER and FITHYDRO Event is pleased to inform you that the Journal of Ecohydraulics (TJoE) will publish a Special Issue to accommodate manuscripts submitted to the conference.

Key themes are those of the conference and include:

Journal of Ecohydraulics

  • Fish passes for non-salmonids  
  • Holistic fish passes
  • Tidal barriers and fish pass solutions 
  • Fish pass attraction 
  • Cost-effective innovations 
  • Downstream migration
  • Fish friendly turbines and guiding systems
  • Dam and other barrier removal solutions and case-studies
  • River connectivity enhancement
  • Numerical modelling and computational solutions 
  • Monitoring and technology 
  • Environmental DNA 
  • Fish migration
  • Fish swimming energetics and behavior 
  • Fish physiology
  • Decision support systems and management  approaches
  • Hydropower and fish management 
  • Ecosystem services evaluation
  • Social and economic issues associated with river connectivity 
  • Policies to improve fish passage: How are fish migration aspects incorporated into policies?

Manuscript submissions will open on August 1st 2019.  Important dates for manuscript submission and processing, as well as instructions for proper manuscript handling are detailed below.  Manuscripts which miss deadlines may end up in a Regular Issue of TJoE, if eventually accepted for publication.

In addition to this Special Issue of TJoE, participants are encouraged to submit manuscripts for Regular Issues anytime.


Manuscript submission opens

1 August 2019

Manuscript submission closes

31 December 2019

Decisions on submitted manuscripts

1 February 2020

Early-bird registration closes

29 February 2020 

Revision and resubmission closes

1 March 2020

Final acceptance of manuscripts

1 April 2020

Special issue papers online early

30 April 2020

Conference FP2020 begins

30 June 2020

IMPORTANT: To be considered for publication in the Special Issue, authors have to submit their abstracts via the conference system and at least one author will have to be registered and prepared to present the work at the conference. If no abstract is submitted or no registration confirmed, manuscript cannot be published in the Special Issue.


All manuscripts should be submitted using the TJoE online submission platform in Taylor and Francis. Click here to submit.


  • Manuscripts should be formatted and adhere to TJoE guidelines. Please refer to the Author Instructions.
  • Selecting the Special Issue for submission, by including “Fish Passage 2020”.


Special issue guest editors include:

  • Dr José Maria Santos - Forest Research Centre, School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon, Portugal (
  • Dr Teresa Ferreira - Forest Research Centre, School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon, Portugal (
  • Dr Jürgen Geist - Aquatic Systems Biology Unit, Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technical University of Munich, Germany (
  • Dr Eva Enders - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg, Canada (

Any enquiry regarding submission of manuscripts to the Special Issue can be directed to the guest editors.


TJoE gives authors the option to publish open access via Open Select publishing program, making it free to access online immediately on publication. You can check open access funder policies and mandates here.

Taylor & Francis Open Select gives you, your institution or funder the option of paying an article publishing charge (APC) to make an article open access. Gold Open Access APC for this journal can be found here (discounts can be applicable).


All submitted manuscripts will undergo rigorous review by two independent reviewers. Considering the timeframe expected to complete the entire process for each manuscript (submissions-reviews-final acceptance), we suggest the authors indicate 3 to 4 referees upon manuscript submission.