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Executive editors: John M. Huthnance, Mario Hoppema, Trevor McDougall & Anne Marie Tréguier

Ocean Science (OS) is a not-for-profit international open-access 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 Internet-based access for researchers and other interested people throughout the world.

IF value: 4.311
IF4.311
IF 5-year value: 4.041
IF 5-year4.041
CiteScore value: 6.3
CiteScore6.3
h5-index value: 31
h5-index31
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13 May 2022
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Currents generated by the sea breeze in the southern Caspian Sea
Mina Masoud and Rich Pawlowicz
Ocean Sci., 18, 675–692, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-675-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-675-2022, 2022
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10 May 2022
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Marine heatwaves in the Arabian Sea
Abhisek Chatterjee, Gouri Anil, and Lakshmi R. Shenoy
Ocean Sci., 18, 639–657, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-639-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-639-2022, 2022
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03 Mar 2022
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Using machine learning and beach cleanup data to explain litter quantities along the Dutch North Sea coast
Mikael L. A. Kaandorp, Stefanie L. Ypma, Marijke Boonstra, Henk A. Dijkstra, and Erik van Sebille
Ocean Sci., 18, 269–293, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-269-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-269-2022, 2022
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18 Feb 2022
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Autonomous methane seep site monitoring offshore western Svalbard: hourly to seasonal variability and associated oceanographic parameters
Knut Ola Dølven, Bénédicte Ferré, Anna Silyakova, Pär Jansson, Peter Linke, and Manuel Moser
Ocean Sci., 18, 233–254, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-233-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-233-2022, 2022
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06 Jan 2022
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Arctic sea level variability from high-resolution model simulations and implications for the Arctic observing system
Guokun Lyu, Nuno Serra, Meng Zhou, and Detlef Stammer
Ocean Sci., 18, 51–66, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-51-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-51-2022, 2022
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Recent papers
08 Aug 2022
Impact of a long-lived anticyclonic mesoscale eddy on seawater anomalies in the northeastern tropical Pacific Ocean: a composite analysis from hydrographic measurements, sea level altimetry data, and reanalysis model products
Kaveh Purkiani, Matthias Haeckel, Sabine Haalboom, Katja Schmidt, Peter Urban, Iason-Zois Gazis, Henko de Stigter, André Paul, Maren Walter, and Annemiek Vink
Ocean Sci., 18, 1163–1181, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1163-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1163-2022, 2022
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08 Aug 2022
Kinematics of surface currents at the northern margin of the Gulf of Cádiz
Luciano de Oliveira Júnior, Paulo Relvas, and Erwan Garel
Ocean Sci., 18, 1183–1202, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1183-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1183-2022, 2022
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04 Aug 2022
High interannual surface pCO2 variability in the Southern Canadian Arctic Archipelago's Kitikmeot Sea
Richard Peter Sims, Mohamed Ahmed, Brian J. Butterworth, Patrick J. Duke, Stephen F. Gonski, Samantha F. Jones, Kristina A. Brown, Christopher J. Mundy, William J. Williams, and Brent G. T. Else
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-710,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-710, 2022
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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03 Aug 2022
How subsurface and double-core anticyclones intensify the winter mixed layer deepening in the Mediterranean sea
Alexandre Barboni, Solange Coadou-Chaventon, Alexandre Stegner, Briac Le Vu, and Franck Dumas
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-649,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-649, 2022
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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02 Aug 2022
On the true and the perceived minor interactions of dissolved phosphate and dissolved sulphate and some other constituents with the Alkalinity of oceanic seawater
Hein J. W. de Baar, Mario Hoppema, and Elizabeth M. Jones
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-676,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-676, 2022
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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News
14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

University of Exeter Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

University of Exeter Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

Notice on current restrictions

To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding, or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on editorial@copernicus.org for more information.