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Relevant Journals

The Relevant Journals page is a resource to find scientific journals to publish CMOP research. While not all inclusive, it provides you with a good starting point to find journals to publish your research findings. The journal descriptions are from the Open Directory Project. The relative ranking of journals are at Scientific Journal rankings (SJR) and Science gateway


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APR Applied Ocean Research
Encourages the submission of papers that advance the state of knowledge in a range of topics relevant to ocean engineering.
Impact Factor: 1.072
  Aquatic Microbial Ecology
AME covers all aspects of aquatic microbial dynamics, in particular viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes -- planktonic and benthic, autotrophic and heterotophic -- in marine, limnetic and brackish habitats.
Impact Factor: 2.037
Annual Review of Marine Science Annual Review of Marine Science
The Annual Review of Marine Science provides a perspective on the field of marine science.
Impact Factor: 14.368
 A O Journal Atmosphere-Ocean
A medium for the publication of the results of original research, survey articles, notes, and comments on published papers in all fields of the atmospheric, oceanographic, and hydrological sciences.
Impact Factor: 1.673
Coastal Management Coastal Management Journal
Devoted to issues of governance and management of the coastal environment.
Impact Factor: 0.814
Computing in Science & Engineering
Copublished with the American Institute of Physics, CiSE features the latest computational science and engineering research.
Impact Factor: 1.729
 CSR Journal Continental Shelf Research
Concentrates on the results of original research in physical oceanography, chemistry, ecology, and sedimentology together with contributions on more applied aspects of continental shelf research.
Impact Factor: 1.889
Deep Sea Research 1 Journal Deep Sea Research Part I
Publishes the results of original scientific research, the solution of instrumental problems, and new laboratory methods in the marine sciences.
Impact Factor: 2.816
 DSR 2 Journal Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Publishes topical issues from international and interdisciplinary projects in oceanography and also collections of papers presented at conferences.
Impact Factor: 2.243
doa journal Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans
Publishes research articles on the fluid dynamics of atmospheres and oceans and their interactions, on related basic dynamical processes, and on climatic and biogeochemical problems in which the fluid dynamics play an essential role.
Impact Factor: 1.734
Earth's Journal Cover Earth's Future
Earth’s Future focuses on the state of the Earth and the prediction of the planet’s future.
Impact Factor: n/a
Environmental Microbiology
The scope of the Journal encompasses the diversity of current research on microbial processes in the environment, microbial communities and microbial interactions.
Impact Factor: 5.756
EC & SS Journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
An international multidisciplinary journal devoted to the analysis of saline water phenomena ranging from the outer edge of the continental shelf to the upper limits of the tidal zone.
Impact Factor: 2.324
Geophysical Research Letters (GRL)
GRL publishes short, concise research letters that present scientific advances that are likely to have immediate influence on the research of other investigators.
Impact Factor: 3.982
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
The journal focuses on research at large geographic scales. Marine, hydrologic, atmospheric, extraterrestrial, geologic, biologic, and human causes of and response to environmental change on time scalesl.
Impact Factor: 4.682
 ICES Journal of MS IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
The IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering are well-rounded treatments of a problem area describing an original contribution to ocean science and technology.
Impact Factor: 1.157
 ICES Journal of MS ICES Journal of Marine Science
Source of papers on fishery-oriented marine science and a standard reference in the fields of ecology, population studies, plankton research, and physical and chemical oceanography.
Impact Factor: 2.277
Integrative and Comparative Biology
ICB is one of the most highly respected and cited journals in the field of biology.
Impact Factor: 3.023
 IOS Journal International Ocean Systems
A European-based magazine, distributed worldwide, covers the field of ocean data gathering, underwater surveying, and instrumentation.
Impact Factor: n/a
ISME Journal
The ISME Journal seeks to promote diverse and integrated areas of microbial ecology spanning the breadth of microbial life, including bacteria, archaea, microbial eukaryotes, and viruses.
Impact Factor: 8.951
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Research describing instrumentation and methodologies used in atmospheric and oceanic research, including remote sensing instruments, measurements, validation, and data analysis techniques from satellites, aircraft, balloons, and surface-based platforms; in situ instruments, measurements, and methods for data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation; and information systems and algorithms.
Impact Factor: 1.693
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
An interdisciplinary journal containing original contributions on the physics and chemistry of the Earth, its environment, and the solar system.
Impact Factor: 3.174
Journal of Marine Biology & Oceanography
JMBO promotes rigorous research that makes a significant contribution in advancing knowledge for marine sciences. JMBO includes all major themes pertaining to organisms in the ocean or other marine or brackish water bodies.
Impact Factor: n/a
 Journal of MET Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology
JMET is published 3 times a year and contains peer reviewed papers covering research, theory and scientific studies concerned with all aspects of marine engineering and technology.
Impact Factor: 6.909
  Journal of Marine Research
Publishes articles, either theoretical or descriptive, dealing with interdisciplinary oceanographic research.
Impact Factor: 0.986
Journal of Marine Systems Journal of Marine Systems
Aims to provide a medium of exchange for those engaged in marine research where there exists an interplay between geology, chemistry, biology, and physics.
Impact Factor: 2.655
Journal of Physical Oceanography Journal of Physical Oceanography
Published monthly by the American Meteorological Society, it covers research related to the physics of the ocean and to processes operating at its boundaries.
Impact Factor: 3.179
 Journal of Plankton Research Journal of Plankton Research
Publishes papers dealing with both zoo and phytoplankton, in marine, freshwater and brackish environments.
Impact Factor:  2.435
 Journal of Sea Research Journal of Sea Research
An international and multidisciplinary periodical on marine research, with an emphasis on marine ecosystems.
Impact Factor: 1.829
JMBA Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
An international journal with a worldwide distribution publishing original research on all aspects of marine biology. It includes current international research developments and features much of the pioneering work taking place today on major issues concerning marine organisms and their environment.
Impact Factor: 1.023
  Limnology and Oceanography
Peer-reviewed journal publishing original articles about all aspects of limnology and oceanography, with a theme of understanding aquatic ecosystems.
Impact Factor: 3.405
  Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environments
Publishes interdisciplinary papers that relate fluid dynamics and transport properties to biological, chemical, and geological processes that occur in aquatic/aqueous environments.
Impact Factor: 1.535
  Limnology and Oceanography - Methods
Limnology and Oceanography: Methods will consider manuscripts whose primary focus is methodological, and that deal with problems in the aquatic sciences.
Impact Factor: 1.946
 Marine Biology Marine Biology
International journal on life in oceans and coastal waters.
Impact Factor: 2.468
Marine Chemistry
An International Journal for Studies of all Chemical Aspects of the Marine Environment.
Impact Factor: 3.000
 ME cover Marine Ecology
Publishes original contributions in all aspects of the ecology of marine organisms and ecosystems, both pelagic and benthic. Particularly invites articles based on in-situ research using underwater observation and experimentation.
Impact Factor: 2.561
MEPS journal Marine Ecology Progress Series
Serves as a worldwide forum for all aspects of marine ecology, fundamental and applied. The journal covers: microbiology, botany, zoology, ecosystem research, biological oceanography, ecological aspects of fisheries and aquaculture, pollution, environmental protection, conservation, resource management.
Impact Factor: 2.546
 Marine Engineers Review Marine Engineers Review
This journal covers development in ships, shipping, offshore and naval news, bunkers, markets and related technology.
Impact Factor: n/a
MER journal Marine Environmental Research
Publishes original research papers on chemical, physical, and biological interactions in the oceans and coastal waters.
Impact Factor: 2.337
Marine Fisheries Review
Emphasis is on indepth review articles and practical or applied aspects of marine fisheries rather than pure research.
Impact Factor: n/a
  Marine Geodesy
Topics cover topography and mapping, satellite altimetry, bathymetry, positioning, precise navigation, boundary demarcation and determination, tsunamis, plate/tectonics, geoid determination, acoustics and space instrumentation, ground truth, and system calibration.
Impact Factor: 1.41
  Marine Geology
An international journal reporting on developments in the fields of marine geology, geochemistry and geophysics.
Impact Factor:  2.732
  Marine Geophysical Researches
An international journal for the study of the earth beneath the sea.
Impact Factor: 1.055
  Marine Pollution Bulletin
Concerned with the rational use of maritime and marine resources in estuaries, the seas and oceans, as well as with documenting marine pollution and introducing new forms of measurement and analysis.
Impact Factor: 2.531
  Marine Scientist
The professional marine science quarterly journal.
Impact Factor: n/a

Marine Technology Society Journal
Provides engineers, scientists, and policy makers with original research and selected review papers on ocean engineering, science, and policy concerns on special topics and general issues.
Impact Factor: 0.678


Marine and Freshwater Research
An international journal for marine, estuarine or freshwater research.
Impact Factor: 1.982

Methods in Oceanography
Methods in Oceanography solicits articles that document advances in pragmatic approaches to revealing new information about the oceans.
Impact Factor: n/a

Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions.
Impact Factor: 38.597

Ocean Challenge
The journal of the Challenger Society for Marine Science aims to keep its readers up to date with what is happening in oceanography in the UK and the rest of Europe.
Impact Factor: n/a
  Ocean Dynamics
Publishes articles with an interdisciplinary character that encompass research in the fields of biological, chemical and physical oceanography from a theoretical, computational and/or observational perspective.
Impact Factor: 1.761
  Ocean Engineering
Publishes original research and development work in this field.
Impact Factor: 1.161
  Ocean Modelling Online
A rapid-response refereed journal for the Marine Science community. Tables of contents and abstracts; full text by subscription.
Impact Factor: 2.628
Ocean News & Technology Magazine
Reports on the latest ocean industry news, events and technology developments around the world.
Impact Factor: n/a
  Ocean Science
International online and open-access journal on all aspects of ocean science.
Impact Factor: 2.164
  Ocean and Coastal Management
An international journal published 12 times per year dedicated to the study of all aspects of ocean and coastal management at international, national, regional, and local levels.
Impact Factor: 1.597
  Oceanographic Literature Review
An annotated bibliography to the international research literature in all fields of oceanography including science, mathematics and methods as well as policy, laws, economics and resource management.
Impact Factor: n/a
The official magazine of the Oceanography Society aims to promote and chronicle all aspects of ocean science and its applications.
Impact Factor: 2.986
Oceanography and Marine Biology
A good quality annual review series provides an important service to the sciences for both the general and the specialist reader.
Impact Factor: 6.909
Quarterly journal of basic research in marine sciences with emphasis on Northern Europe.
Impact Factor: 1.024
Oceanologica Acta
A scientific journal of French origin, with an international audience. Articles in French and English, with abstracts in both languages.
Impact Factor: 0.583
  Oceanus Magazine
A semi-annual report on research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), written by WHOI scientists and their colleagues, edited for a lay audience.
Impact Factor: n/a
Focuses on original contributions dealing with the marine sedimentary record from the present ocean basins and margins and from exposures of ancient marine sediments on the continents. Published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
Impact Factor: 3.296
Physical Oceanography
This bimonthly journal publishes original articles on research from CIS countries on the dynamics of the ocean, observational data analyses and methods of estimating oceanic fields.
Impact Factor: 3.179
PLoS ONE features reports of original research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, PLoS ONE facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers whether within or between disciplines.  
Impact Factor: 3.73
  Progress in Oceanography
Publishes the longer, more comprehensive papers on the topic. The articles cover the entire spectrum of disciplines within the science of oceanography.
Impact Factor: 3.708

The world's leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research, with the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general-science journal.
Impact Factor: 31.027

  Shore & Beach
Dedicated to publishing sound, interesting technical information concerning the shores and beaches of the nation and the world.
Impact Factor: n/a

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