Our publications

We produce a variety of publications reflecting our commitment to excellence.

Most of our publications are freely available on our online library.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​The first publication by ICES was issued only within a year after the organization’s foundation in 1902. Since then, we have published thousands more, including many that are now considered the standard reference in their field. ​

​​In-house series​

Synthesis reports covering a wide spectra of key fields of interest in marine research, written by experts in the field.

Techniques in Marine Science (TIMES)
​State-of the-art  protocols and manuals for marine resea​​rchers.

ID Leaflets for Plankton​​
Taxonomic keys for major plankton species in the ICES area, including summarized ecological and molecular data and key references​.​

ID Leaflets for Diseases and Parasites in Fish and Shellfish
Diagnostic aids for identifying the most important diseases and parasites of fish and shellfish in the North Atlantic and adjacent seas.

​​ICES Scientific Reports​

Open access publication series by ICES expert groups that shares their work with the international marine science community.​


ICES User Handbooks

ICES User Handbooks are open access user manuals covering a range of specific data related applications or processes that are governed by ICES expert groups. ​

Out-of-house publication

ICES Journal of Marine Science (IJMS)   

Peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing articles that contribute to our understanding of marine ecosystems ​and the impact of human activities on them.
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