Oceans is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of oceanography, published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusESCI (Web of Science)AGRIS, and other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 45.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q2 (Oceanography)
  • Recognition of Reviewers: APC discount vouchers, optional signed peer review and reviewer names are published annually in the journal.
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Topic in JMSE, Oceans, Remote Sensing, Sustainability, Water
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Deadline: 31 July 2024
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Deadline: 5 September 2024
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Deadline: 31 October 2024
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Deadline: 20 May 2025
Special Issue in Oceans
Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series—Ocean Variability: Aquatic Time Series Guest Editors: Michael W. Lomas, Claudia Benitez-Nelson
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Oceans
Floating Microplastics in the World’s Oceans Guest Editor: Monique Mancuso
Deadline: 20 August 2024
Special Issue in Oceans
Coastal Restoration Guest Editor: Nadav Shashar
Deadline: 1 September 2024
Special Issue in Oceans
Feature Papers of Oceans 2024 Guest Editors: Alexander Werth, João Silva
Deadline: 10 January 2025
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