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Journal of Ocean and Climate

Journal of Ocean and Climate

Science, Technology and Impacts

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Miguel Ángel Morales Maqueda Newcastle University, UK
Associate Editors
Dr Nancy Liliana Villegas Bolaños Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Dr Matthias Hoffman Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Dr Narakorn Srinil Newcastle University, UK
Dr Daniela Flocco University of Reading, UK

Other Titles in:
Climatography | Oceanography | Tidal Power

eISSN: 25160192 | ISSN: 25160192

Journal Highlights

  • Please note, this title was formerly International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems. Read the new aims and scope for further information.
  • This journal does not charge an article processing charge (APC)

The Journal of Ocean and Climate: Science, Technology and Impacts is a peer-reviewed, open access, international journal which focusses on ocean science, ocean technology, and ocean-climate interactions and impacts. Please note this title was formerly International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems. Read the new aims and scope for further information.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Submission Information

Submit your manuscript today: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ocs
Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal

Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

For a limited period only the Article Processing Charge* (APC) of $900 has been waived.

Contact

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal's Editor as follows: Dr Miguel Ángel Morales Maqueda, Miguel.Morales-Maqueda@newcastle.ac.uk

 

* The article processing charge (APC) is payable when the manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.

Please note, this title was formerly International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems. Read the new aims and scope for further information.

The Journal of Ocean and Climate: Science, Technology and Impacts is a peer-reviewed, open access, international journal that publishes original research in three key areas:

· Ocean science

· Ocean technology

· Ocean-climate interactions.

Articles advancing our understanding of ocean processes, describing the development of ocean resources and facilities, or addressing changes in ocean-climate and their impact on human activities are all welcome.
The ocean is a key component of climate, a vast reserve of economic resources and a frontier for human expansion. The ocean has driven or modulated past climatic changes and, at present, changes in ocean-climate interactions in response to anthropogenic forcing are resulting in dramatic alterations of the ocean such as fast warming of water masses, sea level rise and ocean acidification. Human demand for ocean resources, such as food, oil, gas, minerals, renewable energy, fresh water, transportation, communication, and additional space for leisure, habitation and waste disposal, is growing at an unprecedented pace, further altering the oceans both locally and remotely. In turn, changes in ocean processes and properties, natural or man-made, are impacting on the human sphere through, for example, modifications in weather and circulation patterns, changes in marine ecosystems and dispersion of hazardous marine litter and pollutants.

The journal is open to studies addressing issues including but not limited to:

· fundamental ocean processes (e.g., boundary fluxes, waves, tides, surges and other forms of sea level variations, ocean currents and transport, and marine chemistry)

· planning, design, operation and maintenance of marine facilities (e.g., renewable energy installations, desalination plants, ocean operational and hazard forecast systems)

· the impacts of ocean-climate changes on human activities and vice versa (e.g., catastrophic flooding, coastal erosion, fishery collapse).

Observational, numerical, analytical, and empirical methods employed to understand processes, develop facilities, and solve technological problems related to oceans and climate are welcome. Manuscripts may report on advances in theoretical knowledge, computational methods, experimental findings or field studies. Cross disciplinary studies bridging the gaps between ocean science, technology and climatic impacts are particularly encouraged.

Editorial Board
Guillermo Auad US Department of Interior, USA
Giorgio Budillon Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”, Italy
R Deepthi Stanford University, USA
Wenrui Huang Florida State University, USA
Saeed Khorram Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus
Oleg Makarynskyy URS, Australia
Frank Millero University of Miami, USA
Oleg Rybak Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Ramesh Singh Chapman University, USA
V Sundar Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Ching-Piao Tsai National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
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  • Manuscript Submissions Guidelines: Journal of Ocean and Climate: Science, Technology and Impacts

    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. Article Types
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      4.4 Funding
      4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    6. Preparing your manuscript
      6.1 Word processing formats
      6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.3 Reference style
      6.4 English language editing services
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 ORCID
      7.2 Information required for completing your submission
      7.3 Corresponding author contact details
      7.4 Permissions
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE Production
      8.2 Continuous publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. Further information

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ocs to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. 

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Ocean and Climate will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. Open Access

    The Journal of Ocean and Climate is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal. 

    For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open Access FAQs

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.

    For a limited time only, the article processing charge (APC) of $900 (+VAT where applicable*) has been waived.

    *The article processing charge (APC) is payable upon acceptance after peer review and is subject to value added tax (VAT) where applicable. If the paying author/institution is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, VAT must be added to the APC. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to avoid paying this tax, except for UK institutions. Payments can be made in GBP or USD. 

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    3. Article types

    • Original Research Articles
    • Review Papers
    • Technical Notes
    • Book Reviews 

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Journal of Ocean and Climate all papers are sent out for review. The covering letter is important. To help the Editor in his preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper suitable for publication. If your paper should be considered for fast-track publication, please explain why.  The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Journal of Ocean and Climate utilizes a single-blind peer review process in which the reviewer’s name and information is withheld from the author All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief who then makes the final decision.

    Journal of Ocean and Climate is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for the Journal can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    4.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors. 
    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content, 
    (iii) Approved the version to be published,
    (iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for approporiate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individudals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These indiviudals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    4.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support. 

    4.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).
    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    4.4 Funding

    Journal of Ocean and Climate requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of the Journal of Ocean and Climate to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles. 

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    The Journal of Ocean and Climate and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    5.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below. 

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE required the authors as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor's Publishing Agreement. Journal of Ocean and Climate publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commerical (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commericial For more information you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author's request.

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing formats

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online.

    6.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    6.4 Reference style

    Journal of Ocean and Climate adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Please review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard output file here.

    6.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information. 

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    The Journal of Ocean and Climate is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ocs to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created already. For further guidance on siubmitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    7.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized. 

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.
     

    7.2 Informtion required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    7.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    7.4 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been check for SAGE Production, the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link. Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the APC has been received. 

    8.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    8.2 Online publication

    One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all. 

    8.3 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.  

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    9. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal's Editor as follows: Dr Miguel Ángel Morales Maqueda, Miguel.Morales-Maqueda@newcastle.ac.uk 

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