Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Jurnal Ilmu Kelautan SPERMONDE is a peer reviewed international journal publishing high quality articles dedicated to all aspects of Marine Science. The Journal considers only manuscripts that have not been published (or submitted simultaneously), at any language, elsewhere. Contributions are in English.

The aims of this journal is to provide a venue for academicians, researchers and practitioners for publishing the original research articles or review articles in the field of Marine Science. The scope of the articles published in this journal deal with a broad range of topics include but not limited to:

  • Physical Oceanography (theory, application and modelling).
  • Chemical Oceanography (chemical aspects of the marine environment).
  • Development and life cycles of marine organisms.
  • Ecology of marine populations and communities.
  • Physiology of marine organisms.
  • Conservation and rehabilitation of marine ecosystems.
  • Marine microbiology including invertebrate microbiology, plant microbiology, aquatic microbiology, bioremediation and microbial ecology.
  • Marine Biogeochemistry of natural and anthropogenic substances.
  • Marine Pollution (biochemical, physiological and ecological consequences to the organisms and ecosystems).
  • Marine Ecotoxicology (the effects of toxic chemicals on populations, communities and ecosystems).
  • Marine Remote Sensing (theory, science, technology and application).
  • Coastal Geomorphology (coastal and marine geomorphological processes, geomorphological modelling)


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to this journal must follow focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection softaware to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using a Turnitin software.

The research article submitted to this journal will be peer-reviewed at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript.

Final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to reviewers comments. Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Editor in Chief by considering sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as thematic issue.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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