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


New article processing charges for OS15 Dec 2014

From 01 January 2015 Ocean Science (OS) will slightly increase the article processing charges.

OS provides full-text XML17 Nov 2014

Ocean Science (OS) has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on. 

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.


 Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science),  Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences,  Zoological Record,  Scopus,  ADS,  Chemical Abstracts,  CLOCKSS  CNKI,  DOAJ,  EBSCO,  GeoBase,  GeoRef,  Google Scholar,  J-Gate,  Portico,  World Public Library