Focus and Scope

Scientia Marina is a scientific, peer-reviewed journal published by CSIC and edited by the Institut de Ciències del Mar that publishes original research articles in the following fields:

- Marine Biology and Ecology
- Fisheries and Fisheries Ecology
- Systematics, Faunistics and Marine Biogeography
- Physical Oceanography
- Chemical Oceanography
- Marine Geology

Emphasis is placed on articles of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature (including those linking marine sciences with social and life sciences) as well as those dealing with the conservation of marine ecosystems and the sustainable and fair use of marine resources.

Scientia Marina has published original research papers for nearly 70 years. Founded in 1955 under the title of Investigación Pesquera adopts its current name in 1989. It began to be available online in 2007, in PDF format, maintaining printed edition until 2014. That year it became an electronic journal publishing in PDF, HTML and XML-JATS. Contents of previous issues are also available in PDF files.

Scientia Marina is proud to be one of the few journals in marine sciences included in the Web Of Science that: (i) is published by a non-profit, public editorial (Editorial CSIC); (ii) does not charge publication fees to authors, and (iii) all manuscripts have a golden open access. With these unique attributes, Scientia Marina not only aims to be a high-impact factor journal, but also have a long-standing social impact.

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