Ocean Dynamics is an international journal that aims to publish high-quality peer-reviewed articles in the following areas of research:

  • Theoretical oceanography (new theoretical concepts that further system understanding with a strong view to applicability for operational or monitoring purposes)
  • Computational oceanography (all aspects of ocean modeling and data analysis)
  • Observational oceanography (new techniques or systematic approaches in measuring oceanic variables, including all aspects of monitoring the state of the ocean)
  • Articles with an interdisciplinary character that encompass research in the fields of biological, chemical and physical oceanography are especially encouraged.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Tal Ezer
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

2.195 (2020)
Impact factor
2.134 (2020)
Five year impact factor
69 days
Submission to first decision
225 days
Submission to acceptance
188,284 (2020)
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1616-7228
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1616-7341
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