Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers is devoted to the publication of the results of original scientific research, including theoretical work of evident oceanographic applicability; and the solution of instrumental or methodological problems with evidence of successful use. The journal is distinguished by its interdisciplinary nature and its breadth, covering the geological, physical, chemical and biological aspects of the ocean and its boundaries with the sea floor and the atmosphere. In addition to regular "Research Papers" and "Instruments and Methods" papers, briefer communications may be published as "Notes". Supplemental matter, such as extensive data tables or graphs and multimedia content, may be published as electronic appendices.
The deep sea is interpreted to be the ocean beyond the continental shelf. Papers dealing exclusively with areas inshore of the shelf break are in general more appropriate to our companion journal Continental Shelf Research. Review papers and long contributions are best directed to Progress in Oceanography. Inquiries regarding special topic issues should be directed to the Editor of Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.
Please note: Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to contact Igor Belkin mailto:[email protected] before submitting papers on physical and geological oceanography, primary production, ocean technology, and satellite oceanography.