Marine Science

Marine Science publishes articles, short communications, and critical reviews that contribute to our scientific understanding of marine systems and the impact of human activities. The Journal serves as a foundation for scientific advice across the broad spectrum of management and conservation issues related to the marine environment. Oceanography, marine habitats, living resources, ecology and related management topics constitute the key elements of papers eligible for publication. Integrated studies that bridge gaps between traditional disciplines are particularly welcome. The scope of the journal also includes economic, social, and public administration studies to the extent that they are directly related to management of the seas and are of general interest to marine scientists. Papers of both fundamental and applied approaches are accepted.

ICV 2015: 75.21; ICV 2016: 81.70
Editor-in-chief: Konstantinos Kormas
p-ISSN: 2163-2421
e-ISSN: 2163-243X


Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Can I publish a review or survey paper in SAP?
A1: There are no restrictions on the type of paper that may be published within SAP. Any article submitted that falls within the aims and scope of a journal will be eligible to be published in SAP.
Q2: How much will it cost to publish in SAP?
A2: As our journal is open access to all the readers around the world, we charge the fees for publication to keep operation such as Peer-review, Copyediting, Typesetting and XML mark-up etc.
Author publication charges vary depending on the journals in SAP.
The publication is free in some journals. While the publication fee of some journals is USD$360. Authors from developing countries will be offered discounts on the publication fee.
Q3: How long does the review process take?
A3: The papers will be reviewed by two or more independent referees. They may also be read and considered by members of the journal’s editorial board and ultimately by the editor(s) before a decision is rendered. The review result will be sent to you within one month after submission. Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know the status of your manuscript.
Q4: How to submit manuscripts to SAP?
A4: Authors should submit their manuscript through our online submission system ( Through the online submission, authors can easily check the status of their submission. Papers are easier to track, amend, and update. Submissions sent via email will not be accepted.
Q5: How do I know whether my manuscript submission to SAP worked OK?
A5: You will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail as soon as you have uploaded the manuscript. Your manuscript will then be checked and forwarded to the editors who will start the preliminary review. If there are any problems with your uploaded manuscript you will be contacted by the editors
Q6: Whom do I contact if I have questions about the status of my manuscript?
A6: Please contact us via the
Q7: What type of file format do you accept?
A7: At present, Microsoft Word 2003 or higher is the only format for submitting your manuscript.
Q8: Where can I find a template for submission of a paper in SAP?
A8: Template is available on the website:
Q9: How many pages is allowed in any submitted paper?
A9: Submissions should be no less than five pages and should not exceed thirty pages in length.
Q10: Why do I need to sign a copyright form?
A10: It is a legal requirement that we cannot publish any article without receiving a signed copyright form from the author. If we do not receive your signed copyright form, we cannot publish your article.
Q11: How many papers can an author submit and what are the restrictions?
A11: An author can submit any number of different papers for publication consideration. However, you can only submit one paper to one journal at one time. You cannot submit the same paper to more than one journal at the same time for consideration.