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Journal of Oceanography

edited by The Oceanographic Society of Japan

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The Journal of Oceanography is the official journal of the Oceanographic Society of Japan and open to all oceanographers in the world. The main aim of the journal is to promote understandings of ocean systems from various aspects including physical, chemical, biological, geological oceanography as well as paleoceanography, etc.

  • An official journal of The Oceanographic Society of Japan, established in 1942.
  • Covers all aspects of Oceanography: Physical, Chemical, Biological, Geological, and Paleo- Oceanography.
  • Welcomes research from all oceanographers worldwide, with special emphasis on the western North Pacific and Asian coastal waters.

  • Hiroaki Saito
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1.3 (2023)
5 year impact factor
1.7 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
12 days
146,933 (2023)

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  • Announcement from the society

    During the long publishing history of the Journal of Oceanography, the Oceanographic Society of Japan had charged authors for publication several times. Since 2011, when the journal moved to publish with Springer, the publication fee was waived. However, for several reasons, we have decided to charge this fee again starting from August 1st, 2014. The following rule applies to all articles submitted after August 1st, and the authors will be invoiced after the manuscript has been accepted....

  • Award Winning Articles

    The Oceanographic Society of Japan has selected the following articles for the Hidaka Article Award 2016 and Young Author Award 2016....

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  10. Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  11. Dimensions
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  13. Engineering Village – GEOBASE
  14. Google Scholar
  15. INSPEC
  16. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  17. Naver
  18. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  19. Portico
  20. ProQuest
  21. SCImago
  22. SCOPUS
  23. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  24. Semantic Scholar
  25. TD Net Discovery Service
  26. UGC-CARE List (India)
  27. Wanfang
  28. Zoological Record
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