About the Journal
- History Of the Bulletin
- Open Access Statement
- Peer Review Policy
- Ethics Policy
Scope of the bulletin
The INSTM Bulletin: Marine and Freshwater Sciences is published yearly. It is a peer-reviewed open access Bulletin. It publishes original papers related to Marine and Freshwater Science research in the fields of Oceanography, Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Geology, Pollution, Toxicology, Fishery, Sea-Food and Aquaculture in the Mediterranean area and the adjacent regions.
History of the Bulletin
The Bulletin was first published as ‘Bulletin de la Station Océanographique de Salammbô, SOS’, to report the research carried out in the newly created research centre in the city of Salammbô (North of Tunis, Tunisia, 1924) and directed by Henry Heldt. The issue number 1 of the Bulletin was published in 1925. The first paper describes the centre and its objectives “Organisation de la Station Océanographique de Salammbô et de l’Exploitation directe par la Direction Générale des Travaux Publics de la partie Nord du Lac de Tunis”. SOS continued to publish research results until 1959 when it stopped during 6 years. In 1966 the Bulletin resumed under the name of ‘Bulletin de l’Institut National Scientifique et Technique d'Océanographie et de Pêche’ as the centre itself changed to ‘Institut National Scientifique et Technique d'Océanographie et de Pêche, INSTOP’’. It continued under this name until 1995. In 1996 the scientific research in the centre had undergone a major restructuring and the research began to cover a larger area. The centre became ‘Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer’ and the Journal ‘Bulletin de Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer de Salammbô’. The Bulletin has changed in title, form and periodicity over the years. The most recent change is being made in 2022 with the setup of the objective of reaching international standards; it became ‘INSTM Bulletin: Marine and Freshwater Sciences’.
1. Bulletin.SOS : 1924-59 ; 2. Bulletin. INSTOP: 1966-90 ; 3. Bulletin. INSTOP :1991-95 ; 4. Bulletin.INSTM : since 1996 -
Open Access Statement
INSTM Bulletin: Marine and Freshwater Sciences is a fully open access publication. It is freely accessible online, and full-text content is immediately available upon publication. INSTM Bulletin: Marine and Freshwater Sciences does not charge authors submission fees or article processing fees.
Peer Review Policy
All article submissions to INSTM Bulletin: Marine and Freshwater Sciences are double-anonymized peer reviewed. Double-anonymized means that neither the author nor the reviewers are aware of each other's identity.
More information about our peer review process is available on the Submission page.
Research published in INSTM Bulletin: Marine and Freshwater Sciences must have been conducted in accordance with institutional, national and international laws and guidelines concerning the use of animals in research and/or the sampling of endangered species.
The authors of a manuscript should refrain from plagiarism (total or partial submission of the work of others), fabricating (falsifying) data, dishonesty (altering or suppressing information), and submitting information previously published or under consideration for publication in another journal.
All persons who have made a significant scientific contribution to the research work and who share responsibility and accountability for the results reported in the submitted manuscript should be included as co-authors. Submission by the corresponding author implies that a draft copy of the manuscript has been provided to all living co-authors who explicitly approved its co-authorship prior to submission for publication; the date of death of deceased co-authors should be indicated in a footnote. Other contributions, including major administrative assistance, may be indicated in the acknowledgments.
Private information obtained through discussion, conversation, correspondence with third parties, or secured through confidential services, including refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, should not be reported without prior permission.
Following publication of the first issue, INSTM Bulletin: Marine and Freshwater Sciences will join the PKP Private LOCKSS Network, which provides permanent preservation services to participating journals.