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Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies

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  • Imperative topics concerning the water environment, both freshwater and saltwater
  • Cutting-edge findings of worldwide studies on various types of water environment and climatic conditions
  • Rigorous peer-review by experts from around the world

Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies is an international journal published by the Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk in Poland. The journal has 4 issues per year and contains papers on all aspects of the marine environment and hydrobiology. All manuscripts are reviewed by editors and independent experts. Based on the referees' recommendations, the Editor will make a decision on whether to accept a contribution. All articles are published in English. The journal is open to all matters concerning the water environment, thus providing the readers with a wide spectrum of topics in every issue.

Articles written by both fledgling and experienced scientists will be published so that their individual work is mutually complemented, and to give the readers a sound basis for comparison of different takes on a given matter.

The Journal is open to young scientists with a fresh or polemical outlook on a given subject matter, envisages providing them with substantive support, and to juxtapose their knowledge and experience with scientifically mature publications written by acclaimed specialists.

The journal publishes articles on wide-range of topics concerning the water environment, both freshwater and saltwater.

Article formats
Original research papers, Short communications, Reviews, Book reviews

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The quarterly was founded by Polish Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research Polish Academy of Sciences and has existed continuously since 1971. The journal’s former title was Oceanological Studies, since 2002 it has been published as Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies.

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You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to...
...and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • High quality manuscript processing through Editorial Manager
  • High language correction services for non-english authors
  • Fast review and editing process
  • All articles are peer-reviewed by experts from around the world
  • Optional open access publication
  • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
  • Every article easily discoverable because of 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
  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
  • Publication online and in print
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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

Prof. Marcin Pliński, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Editorial Chief
Grzegorz Kozłowski, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Editorial Secretary
Anna Dziubińska PhD., University of Gdańsk, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
Marine Biology
Prof. Anna Szaniawska, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Prof. Maria Iwona Żmijewska, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Prof. Harold G. Marshall, Old Dominion University, USA
Prof. Erkki Leppäkoski, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Marine Physics
Prof. Adam Krężel, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Dr. Davide Bonaldo, Institute of Marine Sciences of the National Research Council, Italy
Prof. Andreas Lehmann, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

Marine Geology
Prof. Małgorzata Witak, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Prof. Ryszard K. Borówka, University of Szczecin, Poland
Prof. Jan Harff, Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Germany
Prof. Anto Raukas, Tallinn Technical University, Institute of Geology, Estonia

Marine Chemistry
Prof. Jerzy Bolałek, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Prof. Piotr Szefer, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
Prof. Józef M. Pacyna, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway
Prof. Bernd Markert, Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks, Germany

Prof. Ryszard Kornijów, National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Poland
Prof. Jolanta Ejsmont-Karabin, Centre for Ecological Research PAS, Poland
Prof. (Emeritus) Pertti Eloranta, University of Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Horst Lange-Bertalot, Goethe University, Institute of Ecology, Germany

Editorial contact:
Managing Editor

Grzegorz Kozłowski

telephone: +48(58) 523 66 12
email: ohs@ug.edu.pl

Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies
Al. Pilsudskiego 46 p. 102
81-378 Gdynia, Poland

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Audience: all scientists researching the water environment irrespective of their scientific degree, experience or individual area of interest