Marine Pollution Bulletin

Marine Pollution Bulletin

  • Volume 12
  • Issue 12
  • ISSN 0025-326X
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.548
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.566
  • Impact Factor: 5.553
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 5.907

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Marine Pollution Bulletin is 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. A wide range of topics are discussed as news, comment, reviews and research reports, not only on effluent disposal and pollution control, but also on the management, economic aspects and protection of the marine environment in general.

A distinctive feature of Marine Pollution Bulletin is the number of different categories of articles which are published.
'Research Papers' form the core of the journal, with a maximum of 10000 words. Guidelines for the preparation of such papers are given under the section "preparation (hyperlink to the section)" below.
'Baselines' document measurements which are expected to have value in the future. Baseline manuscripts are less than 5000 words, contain an abstract and keywords, brief introductory remarks and discussion but do not have sections or subsections.
'Short communication' are short research papers of less than 4000 words, and a maximum of 3 Figures or Tables.
'Reviews' / 'Short reviews' are generally invited by the editors on subjects which cross traditional lines, but suggestions for topics are welcomed. There are less than 20000 words (Reviews) or 8000 words (short reviews).
'Viewpoints' are a less formal forum for scientists to comment freely on matters of relevant national and international importance.
Other sections of the bulletin include 'News', 'New Products', 'Conference Reports', 'Conference Diary', 'Correspondence' and 'Book Reviews'.

Two volumes are published annually, one of which contains a series of special issues on topics of particular current interest. The importance and influence of these special issues, which address the major marine environmental concerns of our time, is increasingly being recognised not just by the wider scientific community, but also by environmental policy makers at national and international level.

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  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.548
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.566
  • Impact Factor: 5.553
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 5.907
  • ISSN: 0025-326X
  • Issues: 12
  • Volume: 12
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162C2021Feb 08, 2021Feb 10, 2021
163C2021Feb 23, 2021Feb 19, 2021
164C2021Mar 23, 2021Mar 16, 2021
165C2021Apr 13, 2021Apr 12, 2021
166C2021May 11, 2021May 10, 2021
167C2021Jun 08, 2021Jun 02, 2021
168C2021Jun 22, 2021Jun 14, 2021
169C2021Aug 10, 2021Aug 03, 2021
170C2021Sep 07, 2021Aug 19, 2021
171C2021Oct 05, 2021Oct 04, 2021
172C2021Nov 02, 2021
173PB2021Dec 10, 2021
173PA2021Dec 07, 2021
174C2022Feb 07, 2022
175C2022Mar 23, 2022
176C2022Mar 23, 2022
177C2022Apr 13, 2022
178C2022May 11, 2022
179C2022Jun 08, 2022
180C2022Jun 22, 2022
181C2022Aug 10, 2022
182C2022Sep 07, 2022
183C2022Oct 05, 2022
184C2022Nov 02, 2022
185C2022Nov 30, 2022