Marine Pollution Bulletin Virtual Special Issue


A Virtual Special Issue in Marine Pollution Bulletin, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, will feature highlights from the 6IMDC. This Special Issue will present data on marine debris ranging from nanoplastics to derelict fishing gear and abandoned and derelict vessels, found in freshwater bodies, coastal zones, and the open ocean. We welcome original papers on topics including monitoring and citizen science, economics of marine debris, research on impacts to wildlife, the chemistry of marine debris, fate and transport, and implementing effective policy, as well as the dialogue on innovative solutions for prevention, removal and education. The target audience includes members of the academic community, policy-makers, conservation groups, industry, educators, concerned citizens, and local, state, federal and tribal entities.

All articles will be submitted, reviewed, and finally accepted online via the Elsevier Editorial System. Special Issue content will be published in regular issues of Marine Pollution Bulletin as they are accepted. Accepted submissions will also be compiled in a Virtual Special Issue, easily accessible and navigable on ScienceDirect.


Overseeing Editor Francois Galgani, French Institute for Exploration of the Sea, France
Managing Guest Editor Amy V. Uhrin, NOAA Marine Debris Program, USA
Guest Editor Sue Kinsey, Marine Conservation Society, UK
Guest Editor Sunwook (Sunny) Hong, Our Sea of East Asia Network, South Korea
Submission Dates March 26 – June 26, 2018
Notification of Acceptance by December 25, 2018