ICES Journal of Marine Science

IJMS

ICES Journal of Marine Science (IJMS) publishes articles that contribute to our understanding of marine ecosystems and the impact of human activities on them.

The current Editor-in-Chief is Howard I. Browman.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ICES Journal of Marine Science also serves as a foundation for scientific advice across the broad spectrum of management and conservation issues related to the marine environment. ​

Oceanography, marine habitats, living resources, and related topics constitute the key elements of papers considered for publication. These include economic, social, and public administration studies that are directly related to management of the seas and are of general interest to marine scientists. Integrated studies that bridge gaps between traditional disciplines are particularly welcome.

IJMS publishes Original articles, Comment articles, Review articles, Food for thought articles (short articles on topical issues, often provocative or innovative in nature, solicited or offered to stimulate dialogue, research, and ideas generally), Quo Vadimus articles (describing the future landscape/potential of a topic, issue, discipline or technology), and Stories from the Front Lines (substantive accounts of challenges, wins and losses on any aspect of ocean and coastal sustainability).​

Papers identified as being of particular interest are promoted as Editor's Choice​ ​and are freely accesible on the journals website. 

Read a handy guideline​ for considerations that should be taken when preparing your manuscript for publication. For more information about submitting manuscripts and author guidelines please see the links provided. Pre-submission queries should be directed to the Oxford University Press editorial office. 

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​Journal Impact Factor = 3.188

​The IJMS ranks as follows by Journal Impact Factor:

  • 7th out of 53 in the fisheries category
  • 11th out of 66 in the oceanography category
  • 11th out of 105 in the marine and freshwater biology category

​The IJMS ranks as follows by eigenfactor:

  • 2nd out of 53 in the fisheries category
  • 6th out of 66 in the oceanography category
  • 6th out of 105 in the marine and freshwater biology category
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