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Botanica Marina

Editor In Chief: Matthew J. Dring
Your benefits
  • Cutting-edge research in the field of marine botany
  • Theoretical, experimental or practical approach to significant topics
  • International, highly qualified editors and reviewers improve the impact and prestige of published papers
  • Publication online (incl. ahead of print mode) and in print
  • Free access option for outstanding articles (editor’s choice)

Botanica Marina publishes high-quality contributions from all of the disciplines of marine botany at all levels of biological organisation from subcellular to ecosystem: chemistry and applications, genomics, physiology and ecology, phylogeny and biogeography. Research involving global or interdisciplinary interest is especially welcome. Applied science papers are appreciated, particularly when they illustrate the application of emerging conceptual issues or promote developing technologies. The journal invites state-of-the art reviews dealing with recent developments in marine botany.

Cutting-edge topics such as, but not limited to, the following:
  • Biogeography
  • Physiological ecology
  • Impacts of environmental change
  • Taxonomy and phylogenetics
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Physiology and biochemistry
  • Chemistry of natural products
  • Cultivation and utilisation
  • Industrial processes

Article formats
Reviews, research articles, short communications

Information on submission process

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Since its founding in 1959, Botanica Marina has been published by De Gruyter.

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Botanica Marina is covered by the following services:

  • AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
  • Baidu Scholar
  • Biobase
  • Cabells Journalytics
  • CABI (over 50 subsections)
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - CAplus
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - SciFinder
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Engineering Village
  • Fluidex
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Geobase
  • Google Scholar
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • J-Gate
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • JournalGuide
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Reaxys
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • TEMA Technik und Management
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • Web of Science - Biological Abstracts
  • Web of Science - BIOSIS Previews
  • Web of Science - Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences
  • Web of Science - Science Citation Index
  • Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Web of Science - Zoological Record
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno Discover

Supplementary Materials

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/botmar and you will be guided through the whole peer reviewing and submission process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Easy-to-use online submission, peer review, and publication system
  • High quality peer-review
  • Short turnaround times
  • Color figure publication free of charge
  • Prompt online first publication of accepted papers
  • Optional open access publication
  • Every article easily discoverable because of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing support

Submission process
Submit your paper via our Scholar One submission management tool following the Instructions for authors (you will be guided through every step of the submission process)

Please note
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication ethics and malpractice statement and our Copyright agreement
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract. Detailed information can be found at Public Repositories tab
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Matthew J. Dring (Belfast/Portaferry, Northern Ireland)

Associate Editors
Roger Huerlimann (Townsville, Australia)
Ka-Lai Pang (Keelung, Taiwan)
Michel Poulin (Ottawa, Canada)
Thomas Wichard (Jena, Germany)

Editorial Board
Charles D. Amsler (Birmingham, USA)
Inka Bartsch (Bremerhaven, Germany)
John A. Berges (Milwaukee, USA)
Sung Min Boo (Daejeon, Korea)
Olivier De Clerck (Ghent, Belgium)
Jeffrey L. Gaeckle (Olympia, USA)
Kirsten Heimann (Townsville, Australia)
Mona Hoppenrath (Wilhelmshaven, Germany)
Catriona Hurd (Hobart, Australia)
Frithjof C. Küpper (Aberdeen, Scotland, UK)
Gavin W. Maneveldt (Bellville, South Africa)
Georg Pohnert (Jena, Germany)
Dagmar Stengel (Galway, Ireland)
Michael J. Wynne (Ann Arbor, USA)

Editorial Office
Gunda Stöber
De Gruyter
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49-30-26005-279
E-mail: bot.mar.editorial@degruyter.com

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