Focus and Scope

The Journal is aimed at a broad scientific audience and those subjects linked to science across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Therefore, scope of the Journal includes topics in various areas of:

  • Oceanography
  • Marine biodiversity
  • Marine ecosystem dynamics and ecological tipping points
  • Biology of marine organisms
  • Harmful algal blooms
  • Aquaculture
  • Smart fish farming systems
  • Stock enhancement and sea ranching
  • Seafood safety and security
  • Biomimicry and bioinspired designs for aquaculture and sea ranching
  • Marine biotechnology
  • Sustainable fisheries   
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Climate change impacts and adaptations 

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at least one independent referee. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board's recommendations. The manuscript will be evaluated based on its appropriateness for Borneo Journal of Marine Science and Aquaculture, contribution to the discipline, cogency of analysis, conceptual breadth, clarity of presentation and technical adequacy.  Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal's Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure.

Publication Frequency

All the accepted papers will be published online soon after the completion of the review and editing process. One issue will be published annually. This decision has been taken to achieve high standard of publication by getting papers reviewed by experts who can do justice with the evaluation process. 

 

Publication Date: December of Each Year

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Borneo Journal of Marine Science and Aquaculture (BJoMSA)

Borneo Journal of Marine Science and Aquaculture (BJoMSA) is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes original research contributions to marine science, fisheries and aquaculture. 

PUBLICATION FREQUENCY

All the accepted papers will be published online soon after the completion of the review and editing process. One issue will be published annually. This decision has been taken to achieve high standard of publication by getting papers reviewed by experts who can do justice with the evaluation process.

AUDIENCE

BJoMSA is of particular interest to scholars, scientists and other professionals in the areas of marine science, fisheries, aquaculture, marine biotechnology, social science, blue economy and seafood security. However, the coverage of papers is of unrestricted interest for readers seeking knowledge for scientific developments of the subjects highlighted above and their relevance to communities that depend directly or indirectly on the aquatic resources.

MANUSCRIPT PROCESSING

Authors will submit manuscripts of their papers to the Editorial Office by email at: bjomsa@ums.edu.my

Announcement will be made should there be any change in the online manuscript submission and processing system. Editorial Office will transmit each manuscript to two referees for peer review. Authors will be informed of the comments of the anonymous referees and final decision regarding suitability of their papers for publication in BJoMSA.

Journal History

After recruiting the critical mass of experts, developing infrastructure and conducting a performance audit, Universiti Malaysia Sabah decided to upgrade this research unit in the year 2000 to the status of a fully-fledged Centre of Excellence and named it ‘Borneo Marine Research Institute’.

Since then the Institute has made progressive strides in research and development in various areas within the scope of its theme which is ‘Conservation and Sustainable Development of Marine Resources’. Universiti Malaysia Sabah initiated research in marine science and aquaculture by establishing a specialized research unit in the year 1995, in the first phase of its development. This reflected the priority given by the University to these subjects in response to the needs of the state of Sabah and the country, and their growing importance in a global perspective.

Selection of this theme was motivated by the need for innovative and relevant research oriented towards preservation of marine ecosystem for the services it provides and for undertaking advance research on topics in sustainable aquaculture. BMRI has significantly contributed to the development of human resources in these fields, provided the benefit of its expertise to many agencies and implemented several programs of direct relevance to the society in addition to generating new knowledge and technology.

Borneo Journal of Marine Science and Aquaculture (BJoMSA) is an open access international peer reviewed journal that publishes original research contributions to marine science, fisheries and aquaculture.