Submissions are welcome from researchers worldwide. Manuscripts must be original and not previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

Editorial Policies

For authors whose manuscript has been submitted and accepted, they need to sign the Copyright License Agreement and the publication right of the paper will be transferred to Marine Research. Authors need to be fully responsible for the accountability of their papers; they must ensure that their papers have never been submitted to other journals, and is free of plagiarism and any copyright infringement complications. 

Style and Formatting

  1. Language: Papers should be written in English. Either British or American style is accepted but should be consistent through out the whole manuscript.
  2. Units: The SI units should be used.
  3. Typescript: Electronic manuscripts should be prepared in single-spaced format with a font size of 10 points.
  4. Title and Author: Title of paper should be concise, informative and in capital letters. Author(s) and affiliation(s) should appear below the title.
  5. Abstract and Keywords: Abstract should not exceed 300 words; Number of Keywords should not exceed 5.
  6. Headings: Headings for sections should be centered and numbered with Roman numerals. Headings for subsections should start from the left-hand margin and numbered with Arabic numerals.
  7. Equations and Mathematical Formulas: All equations and mathematical formulas should be typewritten. Equations should be numbered serially on the right-hand side by Arabic numerals in parentheses.
  8. Figures and Tables: All figures and tables should be numbered and have descriptive captions.
  9. References: References should be listed in alphabetical order according to author(s), patentee(s), or editor(s). Complete citation should be given for each reference. If you are citing a work written in a non-Latin script (e.g., Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Russian), the reference must be transliterated into the English alphabet.
  10. References: Please follow the APA 7 style.

Transfer of Copyright Agreement

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