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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|Issue volume||Issue year||Planned ship date||Actual ship date|
|162C||2021||Feb 08, 2021||Feb 10, 2021|
|163C||2021||Feb 23, 2021||Feb 19, 2021|
|164C||2021||Mar 23, 2021||Mar 16, 2021|
|165C||2021||Apr 13, 2021||Apr 12, 2021|
|166C||2021||May 11, 2021||May 10, 2021|
|167C||2021||Jun 08, 2021||Jun 02, 2021|
|168C||2021||Jun 22, 2021||Jun 14, 2021|
|169C||2021||Aug 10, 2021||Aug 03, 2021|
|170C||2021||Sep 07, 2021||Aug 19, 2021|
|171C||2021||Oct 05, 2021||Oct 04, 2021|
|172C||2021||Nov 02, 2021|
|173PB||2021||Dec 10, 2021|
|173PA||2021||Dec 07, 2021|
|174C||2022||Feb 07, 2022|
|175C||2022||Mar 23, 2022|
|176C||2022||Mar 23, 2022|
|177C||2022||Apr 13, 2022|
|178C||2022||May 11, 2022|
|179C||2022||Jun 08, 2022|
|180C||2022||Jun 22, 2022|
|181C||2022||Aug 10, 2022|
|182C||2022||Sep 07, 2022|
|183C||2022||Oct 05, 2022|
|184C||2022||Nov 02, 2022|
|185C||2022||Nov 30, 2022|