Impact Factor: 1.5
5-Year Impact Factor: 1.4
CiteScore: 3.1
Upcoming Event



Our seas face unprecedented threats as a result of human activities, especially in the last century. As the world population and related human activities increase, the health of our seas and their ability to sustain life are gradually deteriorating. Urgent action is needed to protect our seas from the most defining challenges of our time, such as climate change, overfishing, introduction of invasive species, food insecurity, diseases and epidemics, biodiversity loss, the plastic crisis, economic inequality and even wars. 

For the health and sustainability of our seas, addressing threats to the health, ecology, economy and management of our seas (acidification, marine litter and pollution, eutrophication, harmful algal blooms, mucilage, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and loss of habitat/biodiversity) and support the innovative use of technology and marine resources are needed. 

The 6th National Marine Sciences Proceedings (6. Ulusal Deniz Bilimleri Konferansı) will be held in Rize, Türkiye on 15-17 May 2024, with the theme "Past, Present and Future of Our Seas", where a wide range of topics such as biological, chemical and physical oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, marine policies and management will be discussed. Studies selected from the conference proceedings published at the conference will be published in the special issue of the Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 

As part of the submission process, we kindly request authors to select "Special Issue - UDBK" as the manuscript type when submitting their manuscripts through our online submission system. This selection will ensure that your manuscript is considered for inclusion in the Special Issue and undergoes the appropriate review process. 

Authors are encouraged to adhere to the submission guidelines outlined on our journal website to ensure a smooth and efficient review process. Please visit for detailed author instructions on manuscript preparation and submission. 

Important Dates: 

Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 16, 2024 

Expected Publication Date: December 2024 

Should you have any questions or require further information regarding the submission process or the Special Issue, please do not hesitate to contact us at 

We look forward to receiving your contributions and thank you for your interest in our Special Issue.