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About RBMO

  • The Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía (RBMO) is a four-monthly scientific publication (three issues per annual volume), in Spanish or English, and continuation of the Revista de Biología Marina, founded in 1948.
  • Publishes results of original and unpublished scientific research in marine sciences.
  • The RBMO is an Open Access journal and from August 2019, by decision of the editorial committee, the publication costs are excluded, for national and foreign authors.
  • Abbreviated title is: Rev. biol. mar. oceanogr.
  • ISSN 0718-1957 online version •<doi.org/10.22370/rbmo>
  • ISSN: 0718-3326 print version – until December 2014

Mission

To publish from a scientific perspective, original articles, decided by a peer review process, inviting experts of recognized prestige in the field. The published works will be characterized by their theoretical and methodological soundness, current relevance and relevance for marine sciences.

Vision

To be an international reference of publications in marine sciences in Spanish-speaking countries, with high standards of quality and methodological rigor.

Scope

Unpublished works derived from the scientific research carried out in marine and estuarine environments are received, in Review format, Articles, Scientific Notes, and Obituaries in the following disciplines:

  • Biology-Marine Ecology
  • Physical, chemical and biological oceanography
  • Marine pollution
  • Marine Geology
  • Systematic, Faunistic and Marine Biogeography
  • Coastal Management
  • Marine aquaculture
  • Marine fishery

Edition

The RBMO is edited by the Facultad de Ciencias del Mar y de Recursos Naturales of the Universidad de Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Chile, (Exempt Decree No. 413 September 15, 1982).

All RBMO content, except where it is identified, is under a Creative Commons License (NonCommercial Attribution 3.0 Unported – CC BY-NC 3.0)

Website developed with the contribution of the Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica – CONICYT, Chile.

Editorial Committee

Dr. Francisco Concha

Director and Legal representative

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Dr. Francisco Concha

Specialty: Biología y sistemática de condrictios. El profesor Francisco Concha es investigador principal del Laboratorio de Biología y Conservación de Condrictios. Su investigación se enfoca en aspectos taxonómicos, biológicos y evolutivos de peces cartilaginosos. Actualmente, entre otros, estudia patrones de diversificación de tiburones y rayas de profundidad en las costas de Chile e Islas Falkland.

Titles and degrees: Biólogo Marino, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile. PhD en Ecología y Biología Evolutiva, Universidad de Connecticut, Estados Unidos.

E-mail: francisco.concha@uv.cl

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Dra. Claudia Bustos

Editor-in-chief

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Dra. Claudia Bustos

Specialty: Cultivos Marinos Experimentales.

Titles and degrees: Bióloga Marina, Universidad de Concepción. Magíster en Ciencias Mención zoología, Universidad de Concepción. Doctora de Acuicultura, Universidad Católica del Norte. Las líneas de investigación de Claudia Bustos tienen relación con larvicultura experimental de organismos marinos, con especial énfasis en los requerimientos ambientales para cultivo larval de peces marinos endémicos.

Tel: (+56) 32 2507 868 E-mail: claudia.bustosdo@uv.cl

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Lic. Pamela Contreras

Editorial coordinator-Secretary- Layout

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Lic. Pamela Contreras

Specialty: -

Titles and degrees:

Tel: (+56) 32 2507 845 E-mail: secretaria.rbmo@uv.cl

Dr. Mauricio Landaeta

Associate Editor

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Dr. Mauricio Landaeta

Specialty: Biological Oceanography and larval fish ecology

Titles and degrees: Marine Biologist, Universidad de Concepción and Doctor in Oceanography, Universidad de Concepción. Dr. Landaeta is specialist in morphology, biology and ecology of early life stages of marine fishes, and their interactions with hydrographic conditions in the environment

Tel: (+56) 32 2507 863 E-mail: mauricio.landaeta@uv.cl

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Dra. Gabriela Muñoz

Associate Editor

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Dra. Gabriela Muñoz

Specialty: Marine Parasitology

Titles and degrees: Degree with honors in Biological sciences, P. Universidad Católica de Chile. PhD in Science, The University of Queensland, Australia. Expert in marine parasites, with several studies about taxonomic descriptions and community ecology of parasites. Dr Munoz also has a wide knowledge of parasites of tropical fish (Labridae), temperate (Labrisomidae, Blennidae, Gobiesocidae) and Antarctic (Notothenoidei) waters.

Tel: (+56) 32 2507 864 E-mail: gabriela.munoz@cienciasdelmar.cl

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Dr. Manuel Castillo

Associate Editor

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Dr. Manuel Castillo

Specialty: Physical Oceanography

Titles and degrees: Oceanógrafo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Doctor en Oceanografía, Universidad de Concepción, Chile. The Dr. Castillo studies are focused on coastal and operational oceanography and numerical model of the coastal environment. He is involves in several oceanographic measurements in fjords and channels in the Chilean Patagonia. He maintains a broad national and international scientific network in the Physical Oceanography.

Tel: (+56) 32 2995 751 E-mail: manuel.castillo@uv.cl

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Mg. Pilar Muñoz Muga

Associate Editor

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Mg. Pilar Muñoz Muga

Specialty: Ficología, algas marinas, botánica marina. Realiza investigaciones relacionadas con la taxonomía y ecología de las algas marinas de la Región de Valparaíso.

Titles and degrees: Licenciada en Biología Marina, Universidad de Valparaíso. Biólogo Marino, Universidad de Valparaíso. Magíster en Oceanografía, Universidad de Valparaíso.

Tel: (+56) 32 2507 844 E-mail: pilar.munoz@uv.cl

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Dra. Maritza Sepúlveda

Associate Editor

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Dra. Maritza Sepúlveda

Specialty: Ecología trófica, Ecología de poblaciones y comunidades y Mamíferos Marinos. En la actualidad se desempeña en ecología trófica y los patrones de alimentación y desplazamiento de los lobos marinos a lo largo de la costa chilena.

Titles and degrees: Bióloga Marina de la Universidad de Valparaíso. Doctora en Ecología y Biología Evolutiva, Universidad de Chile

Tel: (+56) 32 2508 346 E-mail: maritza.sepulveda@uv.cl

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Sr. David Jara

Web y app coordinator

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Sr. David Jara

Specialty: -

Titles and degrees: Encargado de Soporte Informático, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar y de Recursos Naturales

Tel: (+56) 32 2507 836 E-mail: david.jara@uv.cl

Associate Editors

The review process and publication decisions of the manuscripts are assisted by scientific researchers of international significance and according to their area of research in marine sciences.

Dr. Guillermo Guzmán

gguzman@unap.cl

Universidad Arturo Prat

Iquique, Chile

Dra. Loretto Contreras

lorettocontreras@unab.cl

Universidad Andres Bello

Santiago, Chile

Dr. Antonio Cuevas

lcuevas@udec.cl

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

Dr. Italo Masotti

italo.masotti@uv.cl

Universidad de Valparaíso

Valparaíso, Chile

Dra. Carmen Morales

camorale@udec.cl

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

Dra. Maria José Pérez

mjose.perez@eutropia.cl

EUTROPIA

Santiago, Chile

Dr. Patricio Ojeda

pojeda@bio.puc.cl

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Dr. Rodrigo Román

rodrigo.romanpena@sydney.edu.au

University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

Dr. Martin Thiel

thiel@ucn.cl

Universidad Católica del Norte

Coquimbo, Chile

Dr. Matthias Wolff

mwolff@uni-bremen.de

Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie

Bremen, Alemania

Indexed
RBMO - Impact Factor
2018:
0,455
2017:
0,267
2016:
0,366
2015:
0,475
2014:
0,574
2013:
0,469
2012:
0,604
2011:
0,459
2010:
0,383
2009:
0,361
2008:
0,420
2007:
0,577

source: Journal Citation Reports©

Journal history

2010 - 2019

2000-2009

1990 - 1999

1980-1989

1960 - 1969

In 2010, Dr. Ricardo Bravo assumes as director of the journal and Drs. Gabriela Muñoz and Mauricio Landaeta were the editors. That year it is published, for the first time, a supplement about ichthyology, in memory of outstanding Chilean ichthyologist, Prof. Ismael Kong, passed away during 2008.

Together with the work of directors and editors, through the life of RBMO, was also relevant the collaboration of several Chilean and international scientific which have been part of the editorial committee and peers. Also, it is noticeable the continuation of the journal, due to a fundamental role of personal by the University, such as secretaries, diagrammers, word-editors, printers, which have made possible the continuous functioning of the journal through the years. 

The Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía started as a local journal, and in a few years was recognized in the country. Later, the international recognition was awarded, mainly by journal Exchange of the Library of the Universidad de Valparaíso with other institutions working on marine sciences. This has allowed that RBMO is now distributed in more than 200 institutions around the world.

In the 90’s and together with the technological development, the journal received, with higher frequency, scientific contributions of other Latin-American countries, being more than 50% out of Chile.

Starting in 2012, it is integrated as Editor in chief Dr. Claudia Bustos and the incorporation of new associated editors from Chile and other countries, the journal has been focus on a transversal team work and next generation of digital format, according to the new technologies of presentation and indexation.

Funding and development

  • 2017

Scientific Journals Fund – CONICYT – 2017 – FP170006

“Design and development of a Web Page and Mobile APP for the Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía, Universidad de Valparaíso”

From 2000 to mid-2002 Prof. Sergio Avaria was the director and editor of the journal, following with a periodicity of two numbers per year.

From August 2002 to early 2010, Prof. Bernardita Campos was the director and editor of the RBMO. During this period, the journal starts its functioning with processes. In 2003 the Editor Committee increased in size, including more known Chilean and international researchers. In 2004 the first web page of the journal is created, which, in 2007, incorporates all the published papers, as full text and open access for download (Project RBIOLMAR07P39 funded by CONICYT). During 2005, the printing of the journal in again partially funded by CONICYT and, it is indexed by SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online). In 2007 it is included in the scientific journal data base, ISI Thomson, now Thomson Reuters, being the first Chilean scientific journal about marine sciences in obtaining the international recognition. Since 2007, the journal publishes three numbers per year. The front cover is modified in 2008. During 2010, the editorial processes related to the production of printed and electronic version of the published papers are improved, under a grant by CONICYT (Project FP0919). Also, in 2011 the RBMO presents a new web page with better tools and information for users.

Funding and development

  • 2007

Scientific Journals Fund – CONICYT – 2007 – RBIOLMAR07P39

“Strengthening of outreach and location of the Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía (RBMO) in the international community”. The goal was to optimize the access of the published papers.

  • 2009

Scientific Journals Fund – CONICYT – 2009 – FP0919

“Improvement of the editorial, access and visibility of the Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía (RBMO)”. The goal was to improve the edition timing and to have a more flexible web page, in order to have better acess and exploitation of the resources.

Between 1996 and 1999 Prof. Fernando Balbontín was the director and editor of the journal. In 1997 the name of the journal is modified to Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía (RBMO), with the subject of recongnize and incorporate the field of the oceanography and all its lines: biological, physical and chemical. Also, the journal shows a new design for the front cover.

During 1980 and up to 1981, Prof. Miguel Padilla directed and edited the journal, whose printing start in a printing office at the University.

In 1982, Prof. Luis Ramorino back to the direction and edition, but under the recently created Universidad de Valparaíso. The journal is officially declared as a publication of internal circulation supported by the Universidad de Valparaíso, authorized by decreto de Rectoría Nº 413, on September 15, 1982. In 1983, for the first time the Editorial Committee includes four international members. Its periodicity is of two numbers per annual volume. During 1993 and 1994, the printed version of the journal is supported by a CONICYT grant.

In 1960, the new director of the journal, Prof. Héctor Etcheverry, modifies the number of the journal to “Montemar”, publishing four numbers per year, with a new design in the front cover. However, next year, starting at volume 12, the journal goes back to its original number Revista de Biología Marina, with three numbers per volume and the initial front cover.

In 1967, for a short time, Dr. Anelio Aguayo was the director and editor of the journal. During this period the features of the journal are the same.

From 1968 to 1979, Prof. Luis Ramorino was the director and editor. In 1970, the journal formally includes an Editor Committee, with national researchers external to the Universidad de Chile and it changes the design of the front cover.