Focus and Scope

CIENCIAS MARINAS is a fully bilingual journal that publishes original papers on research in all areas of marine sciences. All papers submitted are peer-reviewed and are published in Spanish and English.

Peer Review Process

The Ciencias Marinas peer-review system is designed to enrich the scientific discussion and exchange processes and to make sure that all published materials are grounded on sound, original science. All papers are sent out for blind review by one of our associate editors or directly by the editor, depending on the subject area of the reported research. After at least two external peers have returned the manuscript with reviews, the associate editor will analyze the reviews and send a recommendation to the editor. All final decisions are made by the editor in chief.  

Publication Frequency

The journal is published quarterly. Special issues may appear upon request of recognized scientific institutions after acceptance by the Editorial Committee.

Legal statement

CIENCIAS MARINAS is a quarterly (March, June, September, and December) journal that is published by Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Carretera Transpeninsular Ensenada-Tijuana, no. 3917, Fraccionamiento Playitas, C.P. 22860, Ensenada, B.C. Tel. (646) 174-4601,, Editor: Dr. Miguel Angel Huerta. Copyright No. 04-2013-121211543300-203. Print ISSN: 0185-3880. Electronic ISSN: 2395-9053. Both ISSNs were assigned by the National Institute of Copyright (Mexico). The latest Ciencias Marinas issue was published under the editorship of Dr. Alejandro Cabello Pasini, UABC, Carretera Transpeninsular Ensenada-Tijuana No. 3917 Fraccionamiento Playitas, C.P. 22860, Ensenada, B.C.

Open Access policy

The articles published in Ciencias Marinas are freely available to the public immediately upon publication, and they can be downloaded, stored, and distributed so long as proper credit is attributed. The authors retain proprietary rights other than copyright, and the right to use all or part of their articles in future works of their own.


Ciencias Marinas is sponsored by Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Financial support has occassionaly been granted by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia.