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Marine Biodiversity Records will cease to be published by BMC as of 31 December 2021.

The journal will merge with the Journal of The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (JMBA), published with Cambridge University Press. For more information regarding the merger and the submission process at the new publisher, please visit JMBA website.

All articles published in Marine Biodiversity Records during its time with BMC will remain fully searchable at this website.

Aims and scope

Marine Biodiversity Records is a rapid peer-reviewed, online, open access publication that complements the long-established Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Marine Biodiversity Records has been launched in response to the changing marine and coastal environment and an increasing demand for the documentation of marine organisms in locations where they have not formerly been recorded, as well as of species loss from habitats.

Marine Biodiversity Records therefore welcomes original research articles which document and review changes in geographical ranges of marine species, including the effects of the introduction of novel or alien species to marine ecosystems, and of taxonomic studies relevant to these changes.

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