Russian Journal of Marine Biology

ISSN: 1063-0740 (Print) 1608-3377 (Online)


The Russian Journal of Marine Biology covers a wide range of research and applied aspects of marine biology as a synthetic science in the study of marine biota and environment. Coverage includes fundamental research on biological processes at molecular, cellular, organism and population levels in marine organisms. The journal also publishes papers dedicated to events in Russian and international marine biological science and the history of biology. It will benefit scientists and specialists at research institutes, universities, and other educational establishments and for laboratory researchers working in fisheries and aquaculture.


Russian Journal of Marine Biology is a peer reviewed journal. We use a double blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 300 reviewers, both internal and external (97%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 5 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge

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