Marine Pollution Bulletin

Marine Pollution Bulletin - ISSN 0025-326X
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.566 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.548 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 5.553 (2020) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 5.907 (2020) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 12
Issues: 12 issues
ISSN: 0025326X

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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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