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Author Guidelines

Please refer to the Submission Preparation Checklist before submitting. 

CICIMAR Oceánides publishes original papers from a marine scope, v. gr. Topics from marine biology, ecology and geology, physical and chemical Oceanography, as well as meteorology, fisheries, and aquaculture. Contributions can be received: Articles, extended reports about the own themes of the journal Notes, original contributions that have not been submitted simultaneously to another journal. Likewise, the journal includes reviews and essays that contributes to the development of a branch of science and articles from formal invitation of the editorial committee. Replies of papers previously published in CICIMAR Oceánides are also accepted. In all cases, clarity and congruence between the title, the problem and its statement, as well as the study hypotheses will be demanded. CICIMAR Oceánides accepts books reviews and critiques, which refers to the transcendence of a particular work.

The journal its included in Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA, Ecological abstract, Oceanography Literature Review, BIOSIS (Zoological record), Periodica and the Thompson Journal Master list. All manuscripts must be submitted to the Editor of CICIMAR Oceánides via email and in DOC (MS Word) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) formats, including tables and figures in the same file . Manuscript will be reviewed by pairs specialized on the subject. Authors can suggest reviewers, supplying their email, contact address and area of scientific experience (preferably internationally recognized). Likewise, authors can request the avoidance of referees inadequates for the reviewing due to conflict of interest. The editor will return to the authors, without any evaluation, the manuscripts that wont fit within the scope of  CICIMAR Oceánides. Those manuscripts that does not follows the requiriments of the present instructions will also be returned for a correction before any review. Galley proofs (PDF format) will be sended to authors, which will be responsible for the corrections and to the returning in no more than two weeks since reception. In the contrary case, the Editorial Council may correct o delay the plublication of the manuscript.

Pre-printed versions of the papers will be sended to the authors, who will be responsible for small error corrections and to resend in no more than two weeks since their reception.

Manuscripts must be typed using double line space, Times New Roman font, 12 points font size (as well for figure and table captions, footnotes, et cetera), and in US letter paper size, with lateral margins of 2.5 cm (1 inch). All pages must be numbered starting the title page.

English language is recommended for manuscript submission, although papers written in Spanish language might be published. Notes will be published in English language. As a recommendation, articles must include: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledges, and references. Words that will be printed in italics (specifically latin names of organims and mathematical symbols within the text) must be underlined in the manuscript. Mesurements will be expresed as units from IS, using the abbreviation of the International Standards Organization (ISO). Geographic localization will be expresed as latitude and longitude using N, S, W, E. 

The Title must be presented in both English and Spanish; descriptive (informative) type is prefered from indicative o thematic; a short abbreviated title must be included, which must not exeed 40 characters.  Following, the names, institution and address of the author (including the correspondance email) and co-authors must be indicated, differenciating each institution of the participants with consecutive arabic numbers. 

The abstract must be sended in both English and Spanish languages (300 words limit), inlcuding in a single paragraph objectives, results and conclusions, mentioning the essentials of the new contibuted knowledge; bibliographic references will be acepted only when they are neccesary. Must contain 2-3 phrases introducing the subject, the contents of the research and the state of the art; 2-3 phrases where the results are highlighted in a general context that shows an advance of the subject and a postulate with the main conclusions.

Five keywords not included within the title must be required in both English and Spanish, which allow to identify the contents of the research in electronic databases. 

Tables and figures, as well as their captions, must be presented consecutively with Arabic numbering in separated pages. The captions must be short and explicative. The repetition of information between tables and figures must be avoided. Tables and figures will be cited inside the body text by their number (figures in abbreviated form i.e. Fig.). The first reference in the text for a figure or table must be indicated in the margin of the body text. Tables must be designed to be adjusted to the printed page. There will be no vertical lines but only below the first and the last row.

The printed version will include only high quality photos in greyscale. The colored illustrations will be presented only in the online version (PDF). The bibliographic references must be in alphabetic order. In cases where the reference includes the same authors, the list must be ordered chronologically. References must include full title and page number.  

Bibliographic style of CICIMAR Oceánides


Bibliographic citation within text must be included at the end of a sentence as needed,  and enclosed by parenthesis. When the citation is included as a part of the text, only the year of publication must be between parenthesis.  The citation must include the last name of the main author or both last names of a coauthor separated by an ampersand mark (&), preceded by a coma and the year of publication. The notation et al., highlighted and followed by a coma, must be included after the main author last name if more than two authors are present in the citation. 

Reference list

Reference list mus be presented in alphabetic order, The following are some examples of how the references list must be presented in any manuscript summited to CICIMAR Oceánides. Journal title must be abbreviated following the style from Thompson/Clarivate analytics Web of Science abbreviation list. Every abbreviated word must be followed by a period mark.

Journal article

Emery, A. R. 1972. Eddy formation from an oceanic island: ecological effects. Caribb. J. Sci., 12: 121–128.

Kaya, A., B. Demirci & K. H. C. Baser. 2003. Glandular trichomes and essential oils of Salvia glutinosa L. S. Afr. J. Bot., 69(3): 422-427.

Amador-Buenrostro, A., A. Trasviña-Castro, A. Muhlia-Melo & M.L. Argote-Espinoza. 2003. Influence of EBES seamount and Farallon basin on coastal circulation in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Geofis. Int., 42(3): 407-418.


Snedecor, G. W. & W. G. Cochran. 1989. Statistical Methods, Eighth Edition. Iowa State University Press. Ames., 503 p.

Book Chapter

Boehlert, G.W. & A. Genin. 1987. A review of the effects of seamounts on biological processes. 319–334, In: Keating, B., P. Fryer, R. Batiza, & G. Boehlert (Eds.), Seamounts, Islands and Atolls. Geoph Mono, vol. 47. American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC.


McCune, B. & M. J. Mefford. 2016. PC-ORD. Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Data. Version 7. MjM Software Design, Gleneden Beach, Oregon, U.S.A.

R Development Core Team (2018). R: A language and environment for statistical computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. ISBN 3-900051-07-0, URL

DOI and URL references

DOI and URL must be included at the end of the reference. When URL is presented, a date of last visit must be included (in the same language of the manuscript).

Please consult a recently published issue of CICIMAR Oceánides as reference



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. El manuscrito no ha sido publicado previamente, tampoco se encuentra en otra revista para su consideración (o una explicación se ha incluido en los Comentarios para el Editor)

    The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. An ORIGINALITY LETTER, signed by the correspondance author, is included as a supplementary file. An example of this letter can be found in the  About the journal page.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs  underlining in any words that will be published  in italics; and indication of all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. All the figures and tables, as well as their captions, are included at the end of the document or in separated file named correspondingly.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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