A peer-reviewed, open-access marine sciences journal
with no article processing charges


Ocean and Coastal Research (OCR) is the continuation of the Brazilian Journal of Oceanography (BJO), a periodical published continuously since 1950


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We are accepting proposals for peer-reviewed article collections around a research theme in marine sciences.

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Special Article Collections


Ocean and Coastal Research publishes Special Article Collections on selected research themes.
Contact our Editorial Office to submit a proposal for a peer-reviewed Special Article Collection

Special Article Collection

 The challenges of implementing an ecosystem-based management approach in a petroleum producing continental margin: the case of Santos Basin, Brazil

 Guest Editors:

Silvia Helena Mello e Sousa (USP), Renato Carreira (PUC-Rio) and Gustavo Fonseca (UNIFESP)

Special Article Collection

 Environmental variability and hazards on the coastal and continental shelf regions of South America and the Caribbean  

Guest Editors:

Ronald Buss de Souza (INPE) and Ruy Kenji Papa de Kikuchi (UFBA)

Special Article Collection

Biology and Geochemistry of seabed pockmark and carbonate mound habitats on the continental slope of Santos Basin, Southwest Atlantic 

Guest Editors:

Orlemir Carrerette (USP) and Amanda Bendia (USP)