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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


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.

Society Information

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.

 "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."