Marine Biological Association of the UK

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The Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Executive Editor
Dr Ann Pulsford or
Journal of the Marine Biological Association,
The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, PL1 2PB, UK
Tel +44 (0) 1752-633234,
Fax +44 (0) 1752 633102

Published for the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom by Cambridge University Press.

JMBA is an international journal, publishing original research on all aspects of marine biology. Subjects covered include: ecological surveys and population studies of marine communities; physiology and experimental biology; taxonomy; morphology and life history of marine animals and plants; and chemical and physical oceanographic work. In addition we also welcome original articles and short reviews in the area of Ocean Acidification and Climate Change, Human Health and the Oceans as well as Novel Educational and Outreach tools for promoting marine biology and also marine issues related to policy and for policy makers.


On-line and Print  £1,354 /   $2,166

On-line only           £1,045  /  $1,670

Print only                £1,173  /  $1,879

Price does not include VAT, GST or other taxes.


You can also obtain the journal when you become a member of the MBA.

View the latest cover.

Special arrangements exist for Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom members.

Additional information for authors

Editorial Policy
Instructions to authors
Guidelines for figures


Please submit manuscripts via the web site

Marine Biodiversity Records

The MBA also produces the electronic journal Marine Biodiversity Records, published on the Cambridge Journals website.

Marine Biodiversity records is currently included free to MBA members with subscriptions to JMBA.

Marine Biodiversity Records is a rapid peer-reviewed, online publication that complements the long-established Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Marine Biodiversity Records has been launched in response to the changing marine and coastal environment and an increasing demand for the documentation of marine organisms in locations where they have not formerly been recorded, as well as of species loss from habitats. Marine Biodiversity Records therefore welcomes original research articles which document and review changes in geographical ranges of marine species, including the effects of the introduction of novel or alien species to marine ecosystems, and of taxonomic studies relevant to these changes.

View the Marine Biodiversity Records page on the Cambridge Journals website.

Download the instructions to authors


Please submit manuscripts via the web site

Terms of Membership for 2015


MBA MEMBERSHIP (prices per annum) New price from 1st March 2015 Former price
Young Marine Biologist  (YMB) £12.50
Student Member £25.00 £20.00
Associate Member £40.00   (direct debit discount £5) £35.00   (direct debit discount £5)
Professional Member, Mem.MBA £45.00   (direct debit discount £5) £35.00   (direct debit discount £5)
MBA Fellow, FMBA £120.00 (direct debit discount £5)
Institutional Member £340.00
JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTION (MBA price added to the above membership fees, with the exception of YMB as no Journal option for this category)
Online Journal £20.00
Print Journal £60.00
Print & Online Journal £80.00