Marine Pollution Bulletin

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

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. A distinctive feature of Marine Pollution Bulletin is the number of different categories of articles which are published. Papers (Reports) form the core of the journal, while Baselines document measurements which are expected to have value in the future. Reviews are generally invited by the editors on subjects which cross traditional lines, but suggestions for topics are welcomed. Viewpoints are a less formal forum for scientists to comment freely on matters of relevant national and international importance. Other sections of the Bulletin include News, New Products, Conference Reports, Conference Diary, Correspondence and Book Reviews. Two volumes are published annually, one of which contains a series of special issues on topics of particular current interest. The importance and influence of these special issues, which address the major marine environmental concerns of our time, is increasingly being recognised not just by the wider scientific community, but also by environmental policy makers at national and international level.

Current impact factor: 2.99

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 2.991
2013 Impact Factor 2.793
2012 Impact Factor 2.531
2011 Impact Factor 2.503
2010 Impact Factor 2.359
2009 Impact Factor 2.63
2008 Impact Factor 2.562
2007 Impact Factor 2.334
2006 Impact Factor 2.007
2005 Impact Factor 1.831
2004 Impact Factor 1.619
2003 Impact Factor 1.575
2002 Impact Factor 1.602
2001 Impact Factor 1.181
2000 Impact Factor 1.101
1999 Impact Factor 1.539
1998 Impact Factor 1.317
1997 Impact Factor 1.699
1996 Impact Factor 1.023
1995 Impact Factor 0.911
1994 Impact Factor 0.932
1993 Impact Factor 0.681
1992 Impact Factor 0.872

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 3.30
Cited half-life 8.00
Immediacy index 0.43
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 0.75
Website Marine Pollution Bulletin website
ISSN 1879-3363

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