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Marine biology

A guide to information resources for marine biology.

High impact journals

The following list of journals are those with the highest journal impact factor* in the Marine and Freshwater Biology category in the 2018 edition of Journal Citation Reports (JCR).  Over 100 titles are listed in this category in JCR and the top 10 of these are listed below. 

  1. Annual review of marine science
  2. Oceanography and marine biology
  3. Harmful algae 
  4. Aquatic toxicology
  5. Marine pollution bulletin
  6. Coral Reefs
  7. Microbial ecology
  8. Reviews in fish biology and fisheries
  9. Marine environmental research
  10. Freshwater biology


*Journal Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR year. Please note that these results are based on data from Thomson Scientific databases only.

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