9 February 2021
How to get published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science ICES Journal of Marine Science (henceforth, the Journal) is the flagship publication of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. [...] The Journal strives to serve the fisheries and marine science community by publishing the highest quality research articles that contribute significantly to our understanding of marine ecosystems and the impact of human activities on them. [...] The most common reason for immediate rejection is that the material reported upon in the manuscript does not fall within the scope of the Journal. [...] Clearly and concisely stating the aim of the work at the beginning of a manuscript, and then coming back in a conclusion or summary to state the outcomes and significance, helps both the reviewers, and ultimately the readers, of your work. [...] However, a standard of English appropriate for an international journal will make the work of the reviewers easier and will increase the chance of a more favourable reception.