About the Journal

Focus and Scope

International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Publications Services publishes expedition reports and research results for IODP’s three platform science operators: JOIDES Resolution Science Operator (JRSO; riserless research vessel JOIDES Resolution); Institute for Marine-Earth Exploration and Engineering (MarE3; riser drilling vessel Chikyu); and European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) Science Operator (ESO; mission-specific platforms). Expedition publications are accessed by international researchers and scientists, as well as citizen scientists and the public.

Open Access Policy

IODP publications are Public Domain, Public Access, and Open Access, as defined by the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) in 2002: IODP publications are freely available on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

Publication Ethics

IODP Publication Services takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. IODP Publications expects authors, editors, and reviewers to comply with Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE; https://publicationethics.org/) Core Practices. We are a member of COPE.