The Journal  

The Bulletin of Marine Science is a hybrid open access journal dedicated to the dissemination of research dealing with the waters of the world’s oceans. All aspects of marine science are treated by the Bulletin of Marine Science, including papers in marine biology, biological oceanography, fisheries, marine policy, applied marine physics, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, and physical oceanography. In most regular issues the Bulletin features separate sections on new taxa, coral reefs, and novel research gear, instrument, device, or system with potential to advance marine research (“Research Tools in Marine Science”). Additionally, the Bulletin publishes informative stand-alone artwork with accompany text in its section "Portraits of Marine Science."

Published occasionally by the Bulletin, "Studies in Tropical Oceanography" is a book series on topics related to the tropical oceans and their flora and fauna. For a list of titles, please refer to the University of Miami's scholarly repository.

The Bulletin of Marine Science is now in its 70th year of publication. Commencing in 1951 the first volumes were published as the Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean. The name was changed in 1965 (volume 15) to the present one. It is published by the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Florida 33149-1031 USA.

The Bulletin of Marine Science (print ISSN 0007-4977, online ISSN 1553-6955) is published four times per year in one volume for the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami by AllenPress, Inc., 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044-0368 USA.

A history of the journal, published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Bulletin, can be dowloaded by clicking here.

Journal Metrics

Clarivate JCR Impact Factor (IF): 1.432 (2019)
Clarivate JCR 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.751 (2019)

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SCImago Journal & Country Rank

H Index: 72 (2019)
Google Scholar h5-index: 21 (2019)
Google Scholar h5-median: 30 (2019)

Manuscript Submission

The Bulletin accepts manuscripts via an online submission and peer-review process. The submission of a manuscript will be taken to imply that the manuscript is original and has not been submitted or published elsewhere in its present or modified form. Other matters should be sent to the Editorial Office, Bulletin of Marine Science, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Florida 33149-1031 USA or emailed to

Open Access Options

The Bulletin of Marine Science is a hybrid open access journal, offering two Open Access options: Green Open Access and Gold Open Access. Gold Open Access articles are immediately available online for everyone to freely download and share. Green Open Access articles are freely available after a five year embargo period (before which they are available to journal subscribers). At the Galley Proof stage, authors of accepted articles will be given the choice between selecting Green Open Access or Gold Open Access.

Green Open Access Gold Open Access
Author PDF Receive a free PDF of your article Receive a free PDF of your article
Online hosting Free to host article on personal/institutional repository Free to host article on personal/institutional repository
Open Access Becomes freely available
five years following publication
Becomes freely available
upon publication
Fee Included in the base publication fee $1,000 in addition to the base publication fee

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