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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
Highlight articles
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
04 Jul 2022
Clustering analysis of the Sargassum transport process: application to beaching prediction in the Lesser Antilles
Didier Bernard, Emmanuel Biabiany, Raphaël Cécé, Romual Chery, and Naoufal Sekkat
Ocean Sci., 18, 915–935, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-915-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-915-2022, 2022
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29 Jun 2022
Satellite-detected sea surface chlorophyll-a blooms in the Japan/East Sea: magnitude and timing
Dingqi Wang, Guohong Fang, Shuming Jiang, Qinzeng Xu, Guanlin Wang, Zexun Wei, Yonggang Wang, and Tengfei Xu
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-547,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-547, 2022
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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28 Jun 2022
Accuracy of numerical wave model results: Application to the Atlantic coasts of Europe
Matias Alday, Fabrice Ardhuin, Guillaume Dodet, and Mickael Accensi
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-481,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-481, 2022
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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23 Jun 2022
Seasonal variation of eddy activity and associated heat/salt transport in the Bay of Bengal based on satellite, Argo and 3D reprocessed data
Wei Cui, Jie Zhang, and Jungang Yang
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-453,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-453, 2022
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 Jun 2022
DMS cycling in the Sea Surface Microlayer in the South West Pacific: 1. Enrichment potential determined using a novel sampler
Alexia D. Saint-Macary, Andrew Marriner, Theresa Barthelmeß, Stacy Deppeler, Karl Safi, Rafael Costa Santana, Mike Harvey, and Cliff S. Law
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-499,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-499, 2022
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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News
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.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

EGUsphere, the innovative open-access repository created by the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications, is growing. For the first time, authors will be able to upload preprints to the online resource, taking advantage of EGU’s pioneering public peer-review process, whilst preparing their papers for future release.

09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

EGUsphere, the innovative open-access repository created by the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications, is growing. For the first time, authors will be able to upload preprints to the online resource, taking advantage of EGU’s pioneering public peer-review process, whilst preparing their papers for future release.

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.