Aims and scope
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.