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The Journal of Marine Research is the new home of The Sea
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Current volumes of The Sea are available as print-on-demand editions

We regret to announce that the Journal of Marine Research, which has published papers vital to the academic oceanographic community for almost 80 years in the long and rich tradition of the Sears Foundation for Marine Research at Yale University, will cease publication as of December 31, 2021. As of June 1, 2021, the Journal of Marine Research will no longer accept manuscript submissions, new subscriptions, or renewals for 2022.


New content for Volumes 78 and 79 already under review and accepted for publication will be published online during 2021 and available through IngentaConnect (www.ingentaconnect.com).



The Journal of Marine Research is an online peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research on a broad array of topics in physical, biological and chemical oceanography. Articles deal with processes, as well as those that report significant observations. Biological studies involving coupling between ecological and physical processes are preferred over those that report systematics. Visit our Guide for Authors page for our full editorial policies.


Readers benefit from the Journal of Marine Research‘s unique niche within the ocean sciences, with a rich tradition and distinguished history going back to 1937 and the Sears Foundation for Marine Research at Yale University. The Journal of Marine Research is one of the oldest journals in American marine science and has published important research in physical, biological, and chemical oceanography. We strive always to serve the academic oceanographic community by publishing papers that are vital to the marine research in the long and rich tradition of the Sears Foundation for Marine Research. We welcome you to the Journal of Marine Research.


The Journal of Marine Research reduced the embargo period for Journal subscription content in January 2020. The embargo period covers the six most recent issues to allow compliance with agency mandates that require articles to be freely accessible one year after publication. This policy applies to all articles regardless of their funding source.



The Journal of Marine Research is the new home of the oceanographic series The Sea, published as occasional supplements. Visit our web page for The Sea for information.


Classic Papers from the Journal of Marine Research

Revisit classic papers from past issues of the Journal of Marine Research, chosen by the editors, available as free downloadable files, along with commentary on what makes these classics.


Click here for a listing of classic papers from the Journal of Marine Research.





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Journal of Marine Research

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