Editorial Note for Journal of Marine Biology & Oceanography
I am pleased to mention that during the year 2019, all issues of Volume 8 were published online well within the time and the print issues were also brought out and dispatched within 30 days of publishing the issue online.
Journal of Marine Biology & Oceanography during this year also brought out 2nd International Conference on Aquaculture & Marine Biology (France), which consisted of ~ 15 abstracts.
The JCR Impact factor of JMBO was increased to 1.13 and it ranked one of the best journals among all journals in the field of Marine Biology and Oceanography. The journal is indexed in quality indexing sites such as Crossref, Sherpa Romeo, Cosmos, Journal TOC, Genamics and having Index Copernicus Value 61.01
During the calendar year 2019, JMBO received a total of 40 papers, out of which 22 articles (58%) were rejected in the preliminary screening due to plagiarism or being out of the format and peer review process. During 2019 around 8 articles were subjected for publication after they are accepted in the peer review process. In the three issues of Volume 9 published during the year 2019, a total of 8 articles and 2 editorials were published (at an average of 4 articles per issue) of which, articles were published from authors all around the world. A total of 110 research scientists from all over the world reviewed the 36 articles published in volume 9. Average publication lag time of an article was further reduced to 2-3 weeks.
During the calendar year 2019, a total of 10 Editors, 15 Reviewers joined the board of JMBO and contributed their invaluable services towards contribution as well as publication of articles.
I take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of Geoffrey I. Scott, Editor-in-Chief during the final editing of articles published and the support rendered by the editorial assistant, Emma Griffin in bringing out issues of JMBO in time. I would also like to express my gratitude to all the authors, reviewers, the publisher, the advisory and the editorial board of JMBO, the office bearers for their support in bringing out yet another volume of JMBO and look forward to their unrelenting support to bring out the Volume 9 of JMBO in scheduled time.