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Marine Biology Special Issue: The Impact of Marine Plastic Debris on Life in the Sea
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Marine Biology publishes original and internationally significant contributions from all fields of marine biology. Special emphasis is given to articles which promote the understanding of life in the sea, organism-environment interactions, interactions between organisms, and the functioning of the marine biosphere. While original research articles are the backbone of Marine Biology, method articles, reviews and comments are also welcome, provided that they meet the same originality, importance and quality criteria as research articles. Articles of exceptional significance are published as highlight articles. They are accompanied by an editorial comment, and they are promoted in social media.

Aspects of particular interest include:

  • marine biogeochemistry
  • ecology of marine populations and communities
  • marine ecophysiology
  • behavioural biology of marine organisms
  • development and life cycles of marine organisms
  • biochemistry and physiology of marine organisms
  • evolution of marine organisms
  • population genetics of marine organisms
  • marine conservation
  • technology developments in marine biology

Irrespective of the area, preference will be given to articles contributing to the advancement of growing research areas and/or the solution of present day theoretical debates.

Acknowledgement of Reviewers
Reviewers contribute significantly to the quality of a publication. Therefore Marine Biology offers the acknowledgement of reviewers on published articles. If reviewers agree to disclose their identity, their names will appear on the first page of the published article, below the name of the handling editor. However, they will remain anonymous throughout the entire reviewing period, regardless of whether or not they prefer to disclose their identity.

  • All papers are subject to peer review and are published online in SpringerLink on average within 20 days of acceptance
  • No page charges
  • No color illustration charges
  • 97% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Ulrich Sommer
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.134 (2018)
Impact factor
2.537 (2018)
Five year impact factor
40 days
Submission to first decision
184 days
Submission to acceptance
475,508 (2019)
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1432-1793
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0025-3162
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