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Ocean Science An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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IF value: 2.864
IF2.864
IF 5-year value: 3.337
IF 5-year
3.337
CiteScore value: 4.5
CiteScore
4.5
SNIP value: 1.259
SNIP1.259
IPP value: 3.07
IPP3.07
SJR value: 1.326
SJR1.326
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 52
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h5-index value: 30
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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.

Highlight articles
30 Oct 2020
Beaching patterns of plastic debris along the Indian Ocean rim
Mirjam van der Mheen, Erik van Sebille, and Charitha Pattiaratchi
Ocean Sci., 16, 1317–1336, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1317-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1317-2020, 2020
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20 Oct 2020
Connecting flow–topography interactions, vorticity balance, baroclinic instability and transport in the Southern Ocean: the case of an idealized storm track
Julien Jouanno and Xavier Capet
Ocean Sci., 16, 1207–1223, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1207-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1207-2020, 2020
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18 Sep 2020
The Ekman spiral for piecewise-uniform viscosity
David G. Dritschel, Nathan Paldor, and Adrian Constantin
Ocean Sci., 16, 1089–1093, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1089-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1089-2020, 2020
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20 Jan 2020
Why did deep convection persist over four consecutive winters (2015–2018) southeast of Cape Farewell?
Patricia Zunino, Herlé Mercier, and Virginie Thierry
Ocean Sci., 16, 99–113, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-99-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-99-2020, 2020
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13 Dec 2019
Generation of Rossby waves off the Cape Verde Peninsula: the role of the coastline
Jérôme Sirven, Juliette Mignot, and Michel Crépon
Ocean Sci., 15, 1667–1690, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1667-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1667-2019, 2019
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Recent papers
27 Nov 2020
Seasonal variability of the Arabian Sea intermediate circulation and its impact on seasonal changes of the upper oxygen minimum zone
Henrike Schmidt, Rena Czeschel, and Martin Visbeck
Ocean Sci., 16, 1459–1474, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1459-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1459-2020, 2020
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25 Nov 2020
Assessment of the spectral downward irradiance at the surface of the Mediterranean Sea using the OASIM ocean-atmosphere radiative model
Paolo Lazzari, Stefano Salon, Elena Terzić, Watson W. Gregg, Fabrizio D'Ortenzio, Vincenzo Vellucci, Emanuele Organelli, and David Antoine
Ocean Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2020-108,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2020-108, 2020
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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24 Nov 2020
The improvements to the regional South China Sea Operational Oceanography Forecasting System
Xueming Zhu, Ziqing Zu, Shihe Ren, Yunfei Zhang, Miaoyin Zhang, and Hui Wang
Ocean Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2020-104,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2020-104, 2020
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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23 Nov 2020
Multidecadal preconditioning of the Maud Rise polynya region
René M. van Westen and Henk A. Dijkstra
Ocean Sci., 16, 1443–1457, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1443-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1443-2020, 2020
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18 Nov 2020
Importance of El Niño reproducibility for reconstructing historical CO2 flux variations in the equatorial Pacific
Michio Watanabe, Hiroaki Tatebe, Hiroshi Koyama, Tomohiro Hajima, Masahiro Watanabe, and Michio Kawamiya
Ocean Sci., 16, 1431–1442, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1431-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1431-2020, 2020
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News
29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

30 Jun 2020 Update of journal metrics

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30 Jun 2020 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

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