Journal Title
Marine Pollution Bulletin

MAR POLLUT BULL

ISSN / eISSN
0025-326X / 1879-3363
Aims and Scope
Marine Pollution Bulletin is concerned with the rational use of maritime and marine resources in estuaries, the seas and oceans, as well as with documenting marine pollution and introducing new forms of measurement and analysis. A wide range of topics are discussed as news, comment, reviews and research reports, not only on effluent disposal and pollution control, but also on the management, economic aspects and protection of the marine environment in general.
Subject Area

MARINE & FRESHWATER BIOLOGY

OCEANOGRAPHY

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

CiteScore
10.10 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Aquatic Science Q1 #8/228
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Oceanography Q1 #5/136
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Pollution Q1 #21/159
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed -
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - SCIE Q1
MARINE & FRESHWATER BIOLOGY - SCIE Q1
H-index
147
Country/Area of Publication
ENGLAND
Publisher
Elsevier Inc.
Publication Frequency
Monthly
Year Publication Started
1970
Annual Article Volume
1071
Open Access
NO
Contact
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD, ENGLAND, OX5 1GB
Verified Reviews
Note: Verified reviews are sourced from across review platforms and social media globally.
April 4th submitted
April 6th with editor
April 7th under review
July 13th completed review
July 20th submitted
July 24th accepted
July 31st published
- Finally accepted. Overall, the efficiency of the editor was quite high, but there were some difficulties during the external review. It took from April 7th to June 25th to find the first reviewer, and the opinions of three reviewers were not completed until July 13th. Two of them required minor revisions, and one accepted it directly. Although the review process was relatively long (probably due to the lack of available reviewers in the field), the reviewers were still very nice and thorough. They provided good suggestions for the graphical abstract, introduction, and even highlights. Overall, there were no major issues, and Editor Gui-Peng Yang did a great job and directly ensured its acceptance.
- The journal is still very good, although its impact factor has decreased a bit this year. It used to be a top journal in the Chinese Academy of Sciences Tier 2. I hope it will continue to improve this year. Best wishes for the continued success of the MPB journal!
2023-07-31
07.19 submitted to journal
07.21 with editor
08.05 under review
08.12 under review (date changed)
08.26 required reviews completed
08.30 major revision
09.27 revision submitted
09.27 with editor
09.28 under review
10.04 required reviews completed
10.08 accept
---Finally accepted, the overall efficiency was very high, but unfortunately it was assigned to a low-ranking journal. I wonder if it will still be classified as a third-tier journal in the upgraded version this year.
---After making the changes and submitting, it went under review the next day. The efficiency of the editor-in-chief is really high!
---I found three reviewers, but the editor only took two opinions - one major revision and one minor revision. The editor requested a major revision, giving a three-month timeframe for revisions. This is the first time I've seen such a long revision period. Keep making changes!
---Overall, it was quite fast. Previously, I submitted to General Environmental Pollution and Journal of Hazardous Materials, but they were not sent for review. Finally, it was sent for review by MPB. I hope it gets accepted.
2022-08-28

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