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Marine Pollution Bulletin

  • ISSN: 0025-326X

Next planned ship date: June 18, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 6.5
  • Impact factor: 5.8

Marine Pollution Bulletin is concerned with the rational use of maritime and marine resources in estuaries, the seas and oceans, as well as with documenting marine pollut… Read more

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Marine Pollution Bulletin is concerned with the rational use of maritime and marine resources in estuaries, the seas and oceans, as well as with documenting marine pollution and introducing new forms of measurement and analysis. A wide range of topics are discussed not only on effluent disposal and pollution control, but also on the management, economic aspects and protection of the marine environment in general.

Papers published may include, but are not limited to:

Marine debris and litter study and management

Oil spills and their ecological impacts

Chemical pollution (including inorganic and organic contaminants, e.g., heavy metals, Persistent Organic Pollutants) in marine environments

Microplastics and their effects

Pollution from shipping and maritime activities

Eutrophication and its consequences on marine ecosystems

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) and their impacts

Acidification of oceans due to carbon dioxide absorption

Noise pollution in marine environments and its effects on marine life

Pollution from coastal development and runoff

Radioactive contamination in marine environments

Emerging pollutants and their effects on marine ecosystems

Pollution from aquaculture and mariculture operations

Global initiatives and policies for mitigating marine pollution

Using artificial intelligence to assess marine environmental conditions and/or to provide policy decisions.



A distinctive feature of Marine Pollution Bulletin is the number of different categories of articles which are published:
1. Research Papers form the core of the journal, with a typical length of 6000 words and a maximum of 10000 words.
2. Reviews are between 8000 and 20000 words, on topics cross traditional lines. 3. Short Communications are short research papers, with a typical length of 3000 words, and a maximum of 5000 words, 3 Figures or Tables.
4. Baseline Papers are less than 5000 words, contain an abstract and keywords, brief introductory remarks, methodology with mandatory quality assurance and quality control information, results and short discussion but do not have sections or subsections. These papers are baselines related with marine pollution (including toxicant levels; ecological and ecotoxicological data) and must bring original data and information to support a better understanding of marine environmental issues.
5. Micro Articles are very short papers, less than 3000 words or 2 pages. They must consist of a single, but well-described piece of information, namely:
• Original Data and/or a plot plus a description
• Description of a new method, experiment or instrumentation
•Descriptive case study
6. Perspective papers discuss about subjective positions, viewpoints or new concepts within less than 2000 words.

Marine Pollution Bulletin does not publish articles that present only model development or processes in water treatment plants.