"Helgoland Marine Research is a highly respected journal in the marine sciences with an impressive and long history. With the current changes in publishing strategy and format, I am confident that we have set the scene for a successful land prosperous future for the journal. We should now be able to reach more potential readers than ever before."
Prof Maarten Boersma, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
Helgoland Marine Research
will cease to be published by BioMed Central as of December 31, 2021. BioMed Central will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal, and all articles published in HMAR will remain fully searchable via the BioMed Central website. If you would like to submit a manuscript, please consider submitting your work to one of Springer Nature’s many aquatic science publications
Who lives where? Macrobenthic species distribution over sediment types and depth classes in the eastern North Sea
In the Asia-Pacific region, the COI DNA test revealed the divergence of the bivalve mollusc Mactra chinensis into three species; can these species be distinguished using shell coloration and sperm structure?
Living and dead foraminiferal assemblage from the supratidal sand Japsand, North Frisian Wadden Sea: distributional patterns and controlling factors
Benthic community establishment on different concrete mixtures introduced to a German deep-water port
Species richness and diversity across rocky intertidal elevation gradients in Helgoland: testing predictions from an environmental stress model
History of human settlement, cultural change and interference with the marine environment
Habitat-specific size structure variations in periwinkle populations (Littorina littorea) caused by biotic factors
Problems in the assessment of heavy-metal levels in estuaries and the formation of a pollution index
A brief history of aquatic resource use in medieval Europe
Aims and scope
Helgoland Marine Research is an open access, peer reviewed journal, publishing original research as well as reviews on all aspects of marine and brackish water ecosystems, with a focus on how organisms survive in, and interact with, their environment.
Helgoland Marine Research is the official journal of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).
Maarten Boersma received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam, and his Habilitation from the University of Kiel. He has been at the Alfred Wegener Institute since 2001, and is currently a Professor of Experimental Coastal Ecology at the University of Bremen.
Annual Journal Metrics
2.217 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
2.056 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
0.818 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.623 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
137 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
124 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)
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