Bulletin of Marine Science

The Bulletin of Marine Science is dedicated to the dissemination of high quality research from the world's oceans. All aspects of marine science are treated by the Bulletin of Marine Science, including papers in marine biology, biological oceanography, fisheries, marine affairs, applied marine physics, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and meteorology and physical oceanography.

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From : "Celebrating 60 Years of Publication of the Bulletin of Marine Science: A Bibliometric History (1951–2010)", Araújo, Rafael J; Shideler, Geoffrey, RSMAS.

  • 1951 - '“The seasonal distribution of oceanic birds in the western north Atlantic” by hilary b moore (Woods hole oceanographic inst and university of Miami marine lab) is the first article published by the Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean.'
  • 1963 - 'John a Jones’s “ecological studies of the southeastern Florida patch reefs. part i. Diurnal and seasonal changes in the environment” is the first coral reef paper published by the Bulletin.'
  • 1965 - 'The journal begins considering manuscripts in Spanish for publication, but only five are ever published in 9 yrs. since 1974, only manuscripts in English have been accepted for consideration.'
  • 1965 - 'After 14 yrs of publishing under the name Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean, a decision is made to rename the journal to Bulletin of Marine Science and broaden the scope to a more general focus on marine science, with preference given to tropical and subtropical waters.'
  • 1965 - 'Color is used for the first time in frederick m bayer’s description of a new species of gastropod, Perotrochus midas f.m. bayer, 1965, from the western Atlantic. since then, 143articles (3.3% of the total) have included color figures.'
  • 1967 - 'The editorial and publication offices of the Bulletin are destroyed by fire on Sunday, December 17, 1967. editors solicit the cooperation of all authors with manuscripts pending to help in the reconstruction of the information necessary to reestablish regular publication of the journal. Within a few months, the Bulletin resumes normal operation. '
  • 1975 - 'under editor William J richards, the page size of the Bulletin increases by 25% and the journal cover uses for the first time pantone process blue. pantone blue is adopted permanently as the flagship color of the Bulletin in 1978.'
  • 1978 - 'The Bulletin is the first journal to introduce a section devoted to corals and coral reef research as suggested by participants at the iii international Coral reef symposium held in Miami in 1977. entitled “Coral reef papers,” this section built on the Bulletin’s established history of publishing coral reef articles. by the end of 2010, 384 papers had been published in this section. '
  • 1980 - 'The Bulletin publishes its first special issue, “The biology of damselfishes — a symposium held during the 56th annual meeting of the American society of ichthyologists and herpetologists, June 8, 1978, Tempe, Arizona.” since then, the Bulletin has published 55 special issues,an average of two per year.'
  • 1984 - 'The Bulletin embraces the computer age with the purchase of a “computer/word processing machine and printer.”'
  • 1997 - 'The Bulletin begins electronic production. The first issue totally produced electronically using aldus pagemaker, one of the first desktop publishing programs, is the “proceedings of the nemuro Workshop on oceans and fisheries ’95, spiny and Clawed lobsters, 18–22 November, 1995, nemuro, Japan.”'
  • 1997 - 'The first galley proofs are sent electronically via e-mail in the still unfamiliar portable Document format (pDf) file created by adobe® systems in 1993. phone calls and billets arrive at the editorial offices of the Bulletin; the most common objections: authors are unable to read the document and demand their galleys be sent by post, or they protest having to use their own machines, paper, and ink to print the proofs.'
  • 1998 - 'editor samuel C snedaker makes the decision to begin licensing Bulletin content online to the h.W. Wilson Company, permanently changing the path of the journal. beginning in 1999, manuscripts become available via h.W. Wilson’s online service, which hosted Bulletin content until it was replaced in 2004 with a subscription-based model hosted at ingenta connect™. '
  • 2005 - 'under current editor su sponaugle, the Bulletin quickly modernizes. The journal is redesigned, maintaining some of the traditional elements of the classic 1975 design, but incorporating new visual elements and fonts. The journal launches its first web site, designed by university of Miami alumnus JC Jaramillo. '
  • 2005 - 'The Bulletin launches online subscriptions.since then, the number of online-only subscribers has increased while print-only subscribers have declined.'
  • 2007 - 'The Bulletin implements a paperless online submission and peer-review system that replaces the old method based on contributors mailing three copies of the manuscript to the editorial office, followed by editorial staff sending those copies by post to potential reviewers.'
  • 2008 - 'fast-track articles are first published by the Bulletin. This feature allows most articles to be published “live” within 72 hours after authors return their corrected proofs to the journal.'
  • 2009 - 'The Bulletin completes digitization of its legacy content going back to volume 1 and loads it online at Ingenta Connect™. The archive can be accessed free of charge.'
  • 2010 - 'The Bulletin joins Cross ref and starts assigning Dois to all articles under the prefix http://dx.doi.org/10.5343/.'

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