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1 Introduction to International Journal of Marine Science
International Journal of Marine Science (IJMS) is an open access, peer reviewed journal published online by Aqua Publisher. The journal publishes all the latest and outstanding research articles, letters and reviews in all areas of marine science. The range of topics containing the advancement of scientific and engineering knowledge regarding the sea from chemical and physical to biological oceanography, from estuaries and coastal waters to the open ocean; as well as including fisheries, socio-economic science, co-management, ecosystems and other topical advisory subjects.

2 One World, One Ocean (Aims and Scope)
International Journal of Marine Science is committed to publishing and disseminating all the latest and outstanding research articles, letters and reviews in marine science, but we especially focus on marine conservation for we have but one ocean.

One World One Ocean and we also especially concern about the global issues such as sea level rise, climate change and marine pollution. As we know such issues in the developing countries are more serious, IJMS has a preference for the authors from those countries. We ask the readers do not be too critical about their scholarship but pay more attention to the problem they addressed. It is also our problem.

Global issues need global cooperation. IJMS also favors the researches done by international teams. The ocean unites us together.

3 Publication Mode
We are following the Open Access publishing model. All papers published in this journal are licensed to all users under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any media, provided the original work is properly cited (see Aqua Publisher Open Access Policy).

Manuscripts must be submitted by Aqua Publisher online Manuscripts Handling System. For details please see Instructions for authors.

4 Publication and Peer-review Process
4.1 Similarity check
All submissions must be subjected to CrossRef’s plagiarism check by CrossCheck. Only those with no any similarity compared in the CrossCheck database can be proceeded for peer review. Plagiarism check in this journal is solely for the purpose of submission‘s language arts and does not imply any plagiarism or forging existed.

4.2 Peer-review
Scientists in the world are invited to be as peer reviewer in this journal. All submission will be automatically transferred online to the reviewers by Manuscript Handling System in the Aqua Publisher prior to CrossRef‘s plagiarism check by CrossCheck.

4.3 Online publication
There are much more advantages for online publishing, including:
** Peer review quickly and professionally
** Anti- Plagiarism by CrossCheck
** Publish on line immediately upon acceptance
** Deposit permanently and track easily
** Open Access under Creative Common licenses
** Disseminate multilingual possible

4.4 Indexing and archiving
All articles published in International Journal of Marine Science will be deposited in CrossRef with the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) identity. For details please see Instructions for Submission.

5 Publication Period
International Journal of Marine Science promises to offer much faster publication schedules. Normally it takes four to six weeks depending on the speed of peer review. Using the recommended manuscript preparation formats will largely speed up the paper procedures and shorten the periods. Research articles will be published electronically in provisional PDF immediately upon acceptance. A fully HTML web version and PDF download version will be available within four weeks after acceptance.

6 Citing articles in International Journal of Marine Science
Articles in this journal should be recommended to follow regular citation rules. There is an exception for unique article series and DOI instead of the page number.

The Preferred citation:
Authors’ name, Publishing year, Article title, Journal name, Volume, Article number (DOI)