About Oceans


Oceans (ISSN 2673-1924) will provide an advanced forum specifically addressed to studies related to all branches of oceanography with an emphasis on the functioning of the ocean and the sustainable use of its resources and ecosystem services. Contributions will focus on new field and experimental data on ocean geosciences, physics, biogeochemistry and ecology but new results from theoretical research and modelling are also welcome. Authors are encouraged to use and submit the original raw data to international repositories for further use and amplification of their findings. The scope of the journal includes (but is not limited to):


  • Ocean geosciences
  • Ocean climate and meteorology
  • Paleoceanography
  • Ocean circulation
  • Ocean chemistry and biogeochemistry
  • Ocean ecology and biology
  • Ocean resources (e.g., fisheries, aquaculture, and mining)
  • Ocean engineering
  • Ocean modeling
  • Ocean governance
  • Operational oceanography

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Oceans is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Oceans will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2021 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


Reprints may be ordered. Please contact for more information on how to order reprints.

Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free in the News & Announcements section of the journal. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Contact e-mail address is .

Editorial Office

Ms. Esme Wang
Managing Editor

For further MDPI contacts, see here.

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