Marine Life Science & Technology (MLST) provides a platform that introduces new discoveries and theories associated with marine organisms, bioresources, and biotechnology. The journal is intended for marine scientists, biological oceanographers, conservation biologists, marine technologists, policy makers and legislators. Accordingly, we will publish original research papers across a broad range of marine life sciences and technologies with an emphasis on synergistic interactions of multiple disciplines. Both theoretical and practical papers are welcome, including laboratory and field experimental studies relevant to marine life science and technology. We also encourage focused reviews, viewpoints, comments, and short communications. Moreover, as the journal’s aim is to foster multidisciplinary approaches to marine sciences, authors will be encouraged to emphasise the relevance of their work in relation across our key-disciplines.
Specifically, but not exclusively, MLST covers the following topics:
- Basic Biology: including biodiversity, development and evolution, genetics, reproductive biology, biochemistry, cell biology, omics and bioinformatics, epigenetics, stem cell biology, physiology and immunology, zoology, phycology, and microbiology.
- Fisheries Science: including marine fish biology, early life history, feeding and trophic dynamics, stock assessment, recruitment and reproduction, fisheries management, aquaculture engineering, stocking and enhancement technologies, aquatic breeding, aquafeeds, and aquatic disease.
- Marine Drugs and Bioproducts: including marine medicinal bioresources, bioactive natural products, pharmacology, lead compounds, drugs, and bioproducts.
- Food Science & Biological Technology: including the study of seafood nutrition; the theories and technologies associated with seafood processing and storage; seafood microbiology and associated issues. More widely, this topic covers marine biological technologies, including the development and application of marine bio-energy resources and marine-derived materials (e.g., antifouling agents, medical products, both aqua- and agricultural products). Finally, it can also include methods, novel equipment, and technologies associated with applied and ecological marine studies.
- Biological Oceanography: including marine plankton and benthic biology, microbial oceanology, fisheries oceanography, marine ecology, and food web dynamics.
Marine Life Science & Technology operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
The Journal is free of charge to authors. At present, article processing charges (APCs) of open choice articles will be covered by Ocean University of China. Please contact email@example.com to consult.
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- 67,114 (2020)
Marine alkaloids as the chemical marker for the prey–predator relationship of the sponge Xestospongia sp. and the nudibranch Jorunna funebris
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Towards enriching and isolation of uncultivated archaea from marine sediments using a refined combination of conventional microbial cultivation methods
A new hypotrich ciliate, Oxytricha xianica sp. nov., with notes on the morphology and phylogeny of a Chinese population of Oxytricha auripunctata Blatterer & Foissner, 1988 (Ciliophora, Oxytrichidae)
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