About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Brazilian Journal of Oceanography covers the entire spectrum of disciplines within the science of oceanography, publishing articles dealing with the biological oceanography, physical oceanography, marine chemistry, sedimentology and geology, from coastal and estuarine waters out to the open sea. Emphasis is placed on inter-disciplinary process-oriented contributions. BJO also publishes issues dedicated to results of scientific meetings and of large inter-disciplinary studies or topical issues on specific subjects.

The audience is composed by physical, chemical and biological oceanographers, marine sedimentologists, geologists and geochemists, marine biologists and ecologists.

Papers sent to BJO must present results from original research and be written in english.

The manuscript should be sent to the editor who verifies its property in relation to the scope of the periodical. Manuscripts are critically evaluated by two reviewers. The Editor decides on acceptance or rejection. Acceptable manuscripts are usually returned to the author for consideration of comments and criticism.

The BJO publishes articles in three formats, as follows, but review articles are occasionally accepted.
a) Original article: up to 30 pages, figures and tables included;
b) Note: up to 07 pages, figures and tables included;
c) Review article: up to 50 pages,figures and tables included.

Important: Authors must submit six (06) names of potential reviewers for the manuscript, among the experts of recognized competence in the area.

Publication Frequency


Indexing source

The journal is indexed by:

  • All Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information
  • ASFA (Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts)
  • Biological Abstracts
  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
  • Centro de Informacion Cientifica y Humanistica
  • Library Acquistions Chemical Abstracts Service
  • Wordl Data Center A - Oceanography
  • Zoological Record
  • Scopus
  • ISI


All articles can be assessed and dowloaded free of charge from the Brazilian Journal of Oceanography (http://www.io.usp.br/publicacoes/publicacoes.htm) and SciELO site (www.scielo.br) .

Permission to copy of figures and tables of the material published in the journal is granted through Editor-in-chief authorization.