Scientia Marina (ISSN 0214-8358) is the successor to Investigación Pesquera, a journal of marine sciences published since 1955 by the Institut de Cičncies del Mar de Barcelona (CSIC). Click on the link for a historical perspective of Scientia Marina. The journal is included in the Science Citation Index since 1998 and publishes original papers, reviews and comments concerning all aspects of marine research.
Emphasis is placed on articles of an interdisciplinary nature and of general interest.
The journal Scientia Marina is published quarterly. Four issues form a regular volume. A variable number of supplements is usually published every year. These include monographs or conference proceedings on subjects related to the scope of the journal.
Scientia Marina offers a streamlined manuscript handling process. Final decision on acceptance of manuscripts is usually reached in around seven months; decision on rejection is normally reached in much less time. An accepted manuscript is published online 3-6 months after acceptance.
Scientia Marina provides open access to articles published through its web site. It is indexed in most abstracting services (among them ISI and ASFA), and is distributed to many marine research institutions around the world. Colour photographs can be published at moderate fees. There are no page charges for usual articles; for long articles, please contact the Editor. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to the Editor-in-Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org). Instructions to Authors must be strictly followed.