About the Journal
This quarterly, published by the Department of Oceanography and Geography of the University of Gdansk, has existed continuously since 1971. Initially it was published in Polish as an irregular journal by the National Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (Polish Academy of Sciences) and was entitled „Studia i Materialy Oceanologiczne„.
Since 1991 the journal has been published in English in collaboration with the Institute of Oceanography of the University of Gdansk. Many international specialists in Marine Sciences have been invited to participate in the Editorial Board. Since 1996 a new edition of the journal, entitled „Oceanological Studies„, has been published only in English by the same editors. At that time, Prof. Krzysztof Korzeniewski took over as Editor-in-Chief, Dr Halina Piekarek-Jankowska became the Managing Editor and Dr Adam Krezel was appointed the Editorial Secretary. The new edition of the journal publishes original articles that contain aspects of physics, oceanography, marine biology, chemistry and geology, and, in particular, studies concerning the Baltic Sea region.
New specialists from all over Europe (Poland, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia) were invited to participate in the Editorial Board. In 1998, the National Library of Poland registered „Oceanological Studies” in the ISSN system under No. 1505-232X. In 1999, the National Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in accordance with the resolution of 15 December 1999, ceased publishing the „Oceanological Studies” and appointed Professor Halina Piekarek-Jankowska, Head of the Biology, Geography and Oceanology Department, University of Gdansk, as Editor-in-Chief, and Dr Maria Szymelfenig as the Editorial Secretary.
On 21 July 1999, the Institute of Oceanography of the University of Gdansk signed a cooperation contract with the University of Szczecin.
In September of 2002, Professor Marcin Plinski was appointed as Editor-in-Chief. Mr. Grzegorz Kozlowski became the Managing Editor and the Editorial Secretary. The cooperation contract from 1999 was canceled and the name of the journal was changed to „Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies„. This modification extended the scope of the journal to include hydrobiological aspects of both fresh and sea waters. Since 2002 the Institute of Oceanography of the University of Gdansk has been the only editor of „Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies„.