From January 2024 onwards, please go to the new website of Scientia Marina:

Scientia Marina (ISSN-L 0214-8358) is the successor to Investigación Pesquera, a journal of marine sciences published since 1955 by the Institut de Cičncies del Mar de Barcelona (CSIC). Click on the link for a historical perspective of Scientia Marina. The journal is included in the Science Citation Index since 1998 and publishes original papers, reviews and comments concerning all aspects of marine research.

Emphasis is placed on articles of an interdisciplinary nature and of general interest.

The journal Scientia Marina is published quarterly. Four issues form a regular volume. A variable number of supplements is usually published every year. These include monographs or conference proceedings on subjects related to the scope of the journal.

Scientia Marina offers a streamlined manuscript handling process. Final decision on acceptance of manuscripts is usually reached in around seven months; decision on rejection is normally reached in much less time. An accepted manuscript is published online 3-6 months after acceptance.

Scientia Marina provides open access to articles published through its web site. It is indexed in most abstracting services (among them ISI and ASFA), and is distributed to many marine research institutions around the world. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to the Editor-in-Chief ( Instructions to Authors must be strictly followed.

The CSIC Editorial Board has agreed to publish only the online edition of the journal, starting with the first issue of volume 78(2014). As such, the printed edition and its associated subscriptions will be suppressed.

Papers formerly published in Spanish in Investigación Pesquera could be translated into English by the authors who will cover all the expenses (translation, new edition, production...). These papers will be freely available from the Scientia Marina website.


Scientia Marina obtains the FECYT Quality Seal in recognition of its editorial and scientific quality.

Once the different evaluation phases have been overcome, journal Scientia Marina has obtained the FECYT Quality Seal in recognition of its editorial and scientific quality.

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