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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 articles in the category original paper, short note, Oceanarium and review article. 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.

Why publish in Marine Biodiversity

  • The journal’s diverse and international editorial board includes representation across many sub-specialties of research
  • The journal welcomes authors to collaborate and contribute to special topical collections and supplements for consideration
  • MARB is the official journal of Senckenberg Institute and welcomes original submissions from all regions of the world
  • The journal is indexed in two Clarivate categories of Biodiversity Conservation and Marine & Freshwater Biology, and maintains an impact factor of 1.533

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  • Pedro Martínez Arbizu
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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1.815 (2021)
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1.784 (2021)
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23 days
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135,530 (2021)

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  1. Diversity and distribution of Kinorhyncha in abyssal polymetallic nodule areas of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone and the Peru Basin, East Pacific Ocean, with the description of three new species and notes on their intraspecific variation

    Authors (first, second and last of 7)

    • Nuria Sánchez
    • Alberto González-Casarrubios
    • Pedro Martínez Arbizu
    • Content type: Original Paper
    • Open Access
    • Published: 14 September 2022
    • Article: 52

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