About Oceans


Oceans (ISSN 2673-1924) is an international, peer-reviewed open access 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. It publishes original research papers, critical reviews, short communications, and commentary. There is no restriction on the length of the papers.

The aim of Oceans is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. Full experimental details should be provided so that results can be reproduced. In addition, the journal has the following features:

  • Manuscripts regarding new and innovative research proposals and ideas are particularly welcome;
  • Electronic files, software, or other material, if unsuitable for publication as part of a manuscript, can be deposited as supplementary material.


  • 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
  • Coastal research
  • Deep sea research

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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.

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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:

© 2024 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/).


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