Marine Geophysical Research is an international journal covering the geology of continental margins, deep ocean basins and the global mid-ocean ridge system. The journal publishes state-of-the-art research including innovative geophysical data analysis, new deep sea floor imaging techniques, and tools for measuring rock and sediment properties.

Marine Geophysical Research reaches a large and growing community of readers worldwide. Rooted on early international interest in the global mid-ocean ridge system, its focus has expanded to include studies of continental margin tectonics, sediment deposition processes and resulting geohazards, as well as their structure and stratigraphic record. The editors of MARI predict a rising rate of advances and development in this sphere in coming years, reflecting the diversity and complexity of marine geological processes.

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Wu-Cheng Chi, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan []
Claudio Lo Iacono, Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain []

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Beginning with Volume 41 (2020), Marine Geophysical Research commenced using the “Continuous Article Publishing” publication model, where all accepted articles are immediately published in an issue.

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  • Reports on new developments in the field, including sea floor imaging techniques and new tools for measuring the physical properties and geochemical composition of marine sediments and rocks
  • Broad coverage of studies on continental margin geology & geophysics, tectonics, stratigraphy and sediment deposition processes
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again
  • Does not charge for colour illustrations

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  • Wu-Cheng Chi,
  • Claudio Lo Iacono
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.471 (2018)
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1.554 (2018)
Five year impact factor
59 days
Submission to first decision
208 days
Submission to acceptance
53,757 (2018)

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