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Marine Biodiversity

Marine Biodiversity

Editor-in-Chief: Pedro Martínez Arbizu

ISSN: 1867-1616 (print version)
ISSN: 1867-1624 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12526

  • NEW! Marine Biodiversity was accepted by ISI and will receive an Impact Factor for 2014
  • Covers research in all aspects of biodiversity in marine ecosystems
  • Describes the actors, the patterns and the processes responsible for diversity
  • Offers peer-reviewed original papers, short notes and review articles
  • No page charges
  • 91% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Marine Biodiversity is a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to all aspects of biodiversity research on marine ecosystems. The journal is a relaunch of the well known "Senckenbergiana maritima" and covers research at gene, species and ecosystem level that focuses on describing the actors (genes and species), the patterns (gradients and distributions) and understanding of the processes responsible for the regulation and maintenance of diversity in marine systems. Also included are the study of species interactions (symbioses, parasitism, etc.) and the role of species in structuring marine ecosystem functioning.

Marine Biodiversity offers original papers, short notes and review articles. It forms a platform for marine biodiversity researchers from all over the world for the exchange of new information and discussions on concepts and exciting discoveries.

New article type starting 2013:

Oceanarium An Oceanarium consist of one printed page and a maximum of 500 words (including title, caption, up to 4 references, acknowledgements, and author details). The emphasis is on a high quality photograph or plate with a caption and a short explanatory text. The topic must be scientifically interesting and original (e.g., an unusual event, observation or phenomenon). In addition to a text file in Word and figure in TIF format, authors should submit a single page sample layout in Word or PDF format with the figure or plate embedded. An abstract and keywords are not required.

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Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, SCOPUS, Google Scholar, CSA, Academic OneFile, ASFA, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Fish & Fisheries Worldwide, Geobase, GeoRef, International Bibliography of Book Reviews (IBR), International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ), OCLC, SCImago, Summon by ProQuest, Zoological Record

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    Marine Biodiversity is a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to all aspects of biodiversity research in marine ecosystems. Marine Biodiversity considers original research papers, reviews, short notes and and one-page news (Oceanarium) on taxonomy, systematics and phylogeny of any kind of marine organisms, on biogeography, morphological and genetic diversity, distribution of species, diversity patterns and gradients, co-existence of species and species interactions, processes and factors influencing community structure, structure and function of marine ecosystems, and present and historical use of marine biodiversity by human populations. Additional scope of the journal includes models and concepts explaining any aspect of species co-existence and species distribution, and descriptions of new methods to improve biodiversity research and species inventories.

    Marine Biodiversity specially encourages contributions dealing with the understanding of the evolution and maintenance of biodiversity in marine systems and the role of species in structuring marine ecosystem functioning.

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