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To provide the most comprehensive and reliable source of information

The objective of Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, an international journal published by the University of Gdańsk in cooperation with the Academic Publishing Company Walter DeGruyter, is to provide the most comprehensive and reliable source of information on the current knowledge in the fields of science related to both oceanology and hydrobiology. The main emphasis is on publishing high quality articles, easily available to scientists from all over the world. As an editorial team, we are convinced that Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies will continue to grow as a journal meant for scientists and researchers who wish to keep abreast of the latest developments in these fields of science.

What is the Journal for?

The Journal publishes high-quality articles by scientists from all around the world, and is devoted to topics related to the water environment, both freshwater and saltwater.

Aims & Scope

Aims and scope fields: Marine and freshwater biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.

Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 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 are published so that their individual work is mutually complemented, and readers are provided with a sound basis for the comparison of different approaches to a given issue. The Journal is open to young scientists with fresh or polemical views on a given subject matter, provides them with significant support, and juxtaposes their knowledge and experience with scientifically mature publications written by acclaimed specialists.

What purpose does it serve?

The objective pursued by the Journal is to collect and publish the findings of worldwide studies on various types of water environment and climatic conditions in one medium. This will facilitate a comparison of the studies and, in the long run, will help establish contacts and close cooperation between scientists with similar areas of interest.

Publishing schedule

Quarterly: March, June, September, December

Target Readers

The target readers are all scientists researching the water environment irrespective of their scientific degree, experience or individual area of interest.

Editorial services

All articles are peer-reviewed by experts from around the world; Proofreading services for non-English authors; Fast review and editing process; Worldwide dissemination and accessibility of articles; Graphical improvement; Color printing.

Peer review process

Double-Blind Review

In accordance with the principles adopted by the Editorial Board of Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, all manuscripts submitted for publication are subject to a review carried out by two independent reviewers, i.e. a Double-Blind review. After receiving the manuscript, the Journal undertakes to proceed immediately with the technical evaluation and the subsequent review process. The time needed for this process depends on the availability of suitable experts, but usually does not take more than 40 days from the date of the correct submission of the manuscript meeting the editorial standards.

The Creative Commons License

This license allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The Journal is currently issued in the OPEN ACCESS format licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), supported by the Sciendo publishing platform. The pay access type of publishing used by Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies does not involve any fees on the part of authors.

Categories of contributions

  • Original research papers − should contain the results of experimental, empirical field data and/or theoretical studies that have not been previously published elsewhere, except in the form of a preliminary communication (reprint requested).
  • Short communications − like original research papers, should also contain original results, but must be narrowly focused; brief descriptions of research that is sufficiently time sensitive to warrant a rapid communication.
  • Reviews − should contain a critically written discussion of results from studies on a particular topic or a group of related topics; reviews may also provide the readers with an insightful introduction to new and groundbreaking areas of research.

Open Access Policy

The purpose of Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies accession to the Open Access publication model is the desire to create a source of reliable information on topics related to oceanography and hydrobiology in order to enable all interested parties to benefit from the information and services provided; At the same time, we strive to meet all the necessary standards in the field of digital publishing, which is to serve science, higher education, industry, innovation, societies and people in accordance with the idea of ​​open access.

Journal Impact Factor 2022 (JIF)
5 Year Impact Factor 2022 (5Y-JIF)
Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) 2022
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Current Issue | March 2022



ISSN 1730-413X

eISSN 1897-3191

ISO: Oceanol. Hydrobiol. Stud.


Punktacja MEiN (2023): 40 pkt.

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