Journal of Marine and Island Cultures

ISSN: 2212-6821

Information for Authors

Access Rights

The journal was formerly published by Elsevier, however as of 1 January 2017 it has operated as an independent publication. All articles published are open access and immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.

User Rights

Permitted third party reuse is defined by the following user license:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND):

Allows users to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at

Note: If you need to comply with your funding body policy, you can apply for the CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.

Author Rights

For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to Institution for Marine and Island Cultures, Mokpo National University, but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

Publishing Schedule

This journal is published twice a year: June, December.


Submission instructions forthcoming.