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Impact Factor
2.150
5 year Impact Factor
2.510
Editor-in-Chief
Roger Harris

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Journal of Plankton Research publishes innovative papers that significantly advance the field of plankton research, and in particular our understanding of the wider role of plankton in ecosystem dynamics, ecology and evolution …

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Virtual Special Issues

VSI: Pacific Plankton

A selection of articles exploring plankton in the Pacific Ocean, highlighted to coincide with the 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting being held from Feb 26 to March 3 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Featured articles explore phytoplankton, zooplankton, protists, the Pacific ecosystem, and trophic levels

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VSI: Marine Bacterioplankton and archaeal plankton

A selection of articles exploring the forcing factors that are influencing marine bacterial and archaeal plankton. The collection hopes to shed light on the little understood intimate links that exist between various types of plankton.

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VSI: Tintinnid Ciliates of the microzooplankton

Articles focusing on these curious shelled ciliates of the marine microzooplankton. While most of the studies published have concerned seasonal distributions and abundances, a very wide range of topics have been addressed.

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VSI: Larval Fish and other planktonic organisms

The larvae of many fish species occur temporarily in the plankton. Their feeding interactions with other planktonic organisms have a major influence on recruitment to many of the world’s important fisheries.

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Virtual Issues

These themed issues allow you to read a selection of papers on key topics free online.

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Latest virtual issue

This special virtual issue explores plankton in the Pacific Ocean

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2016 Cushing Prize winner announced

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Horizons reviews

'Horizons' are short provocative reviews that set hypotheses and suggest methods for testing them. Based on a critical review of the current issues in a particular field of plankton research, they stimulate new research and indicate new directions.

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