About This Journal

Blue Economy is published by the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Egypt.

The National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), is one of the eleven national research institutions affiliated with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt. The mandate of NIOF is to “maintain, protect, and promote the different Egyptian aquatic environments.” Historically, the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries was first established in 1918 by Sultan Fouad. The headquarters are located in Cairo. NIOF comprises four branches that carry out research in specific thematic and geographic areas as follows: Mediterranean Sea Branch, Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba Branch, Inland Water and Aquaculture Branch, and Red Sea Branch.

The mission of the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries is “to achieve sustainable development of marine and fresh water resources through increasing their potential for food production, combating pollution from all sources and working towards reducing poverty and improving standard of living by developing and introducing new techniques in fisheries and aquaculture.” This could only be achieved through basic scientific and applied research activities in different fields of oceanography, fisheries, and aquaculture, upgrading the level of marine scientific research and exploration survey in Egypt to improve its position among the countries in the field of marine science, and transferring new technologies to Egypt that help to decrease the technology gaps in this field.

Blue Economy is an international English language, multidisciplinary double-blind peer-reviewed journal which serves as a platform for addressing and discussing practical issues and solutions in oceanography and marine science. Subject areas include, but not limited to, Marine biology, Oceanography, Hydrology, hydrobiology, Marine Geology, Marine Geophysics, Marine Archaeology, Marine Exploration, Marine Hazards, Coastal geography, Marine technology, Climate Change, Limnology, Water Management, Environmental Pollution, Marine Chemistry, Marine habitat, Fisheries science, Aquaculture, Marine Ecology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Fish physiology, Parasitology, Marine economy, Desalination, Aquatic science, Paleoceanography, Marine engineering.

Blue Economy publishes 4 issues of rigorous and original contributions, including Original Studies, Reviews, Rapid Communications, and Letter to the Editor. Contributions could be submitted in the English language (American or British, but not a mixture of these). The submitted contributions must help to enhance the current understanding of the addressed problem. The contribution must be unpublished before and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Blue Economy maintains a standard double-blind peer-review process. The double -blind process means that the reviewer's identity is not known to the authors, and the author’s identity is not known to the reviewer.

Blue Economy is an Open Access journal; therefore, it does not charge readers to access and download the published articles.

Open Access Policy and Creative Commons Licensing

Blue Economy is an open-access journal, therefore, the articles will be freely available. Permitted third party (re)use is defined by the following Creative Commons license: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC-ND). Authors retain their rights to republish this material in other works written or edited by them, subject to full acknowledgment of the original source of publication.

Article Publishing Charge

Blue Economy is an Open Access journal; therefore, it does not charge readers to access and download the published articles.

Publishing in the journal requires Publication Fees of 1,500 Egyptian Pounds for articles by authors from Egypt, and 140 USD for articles from other countries, that will be billed to the submitting author following acceptance. Articles exceeding 15 pages may incur additional fees which shall be determined based on the article length.

Payments should be made to:
Bank Name: Egyptian Central Bank
Bank Address: Building #3, Mohamed Azmy Street, Attarin, Alexandria, Egypt.
Beneficiary Name: National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
IBAN No./Account No.: EG400001000100000009450816366
Beneficiary Address: Qaitbay Castle Street, Anfoushi, Alexandria, Egypt.

Digital Archiving

Blue Economyis preserved in CLOCKSS and Portico, the two leading preservation archives that guarantee persistent access for the very long term. Articles also receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) from the CrossRef organization to ensure they can always be found.