Ocean Science (OS)

Executive Editors:
Eric J.M.
John M.

Open Access – Public Peer-Review & Interactive Public Discussion – Personalized Copyright under a Creative Commons License – Article-Level Metrics – Moderate Article Processing Charges

Aims and Scope

Ocean Science (OS) is an international and free to web scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications and review papers on all aspects of ocean science, experimental, theoretical and laboratory. The primary objective is to publish a very high quality scientific journal with free web based access for researchers and other interested people throughout the world.

Electronic submission of articles is used to keep publication costs to a minimum. The costs will be covered by a small page charge paid by the authors. The refereeing process also makes use of the web. It includes an eight week online discussion period with the original submitted paper, all comments and, if accepted, the final paper, published online. For libraries, hard copy volumes containing the final papers will be available at minimum cost.

Ocean Science covers the following fields:

  • Ocean Physics (i.e. ocean structure, circulation, tides and internal waves);
  • Ocean Chemistry;
  • Biological Oceanography;
  • Air-Sea Interactions;
  • Ocean Models, physical, chemical and biological and biochemical;
  • Coastal and shelf edge processes;
  • Paleooceanography.


Indexed in  Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) ,  Scopus ,  ADS ,  Chemical Abstracts , Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences , Zoological Record ,  GeoRef ,  Google Scholar  and  J-Gate . Included in the  Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)  as well as in the  Bodleian Library (UK) ,  Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (D)  and  Library of Congress (USA) . Long-term e-archived in  Portico and  CLOCKSS .

Issuing Body

Ocean Science (OS) and Ocean Science Discussions (OSD) are published by the Copernicus GmbH (Copernicus Publications) on behalf of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).

ISSN 1812-0784
eISSN 1812-0792

eISSN 1812-0822