Dear Participants,

We are pleased to inform you that the XX SIEBM organizing committee reached an agreement to publish some selected papers presented during the event in the Regional Studies in Marine Sciences (RSMA) Journal. RSMA is an Elsevier Peer-reviewed International Journal that publishes scientifically sound papers on regional aspects of maritime and marine resources in estuaries, coastal zones, continental shelf, the seas and oceans. The journal has an impact factor of 1.462 (JCR 2018). Papers should be submitted through Evise platform. Corresponding authors should be previously registered. Please do not forget during the submission process to select “VI: Iberian Marine Biology”. Participants of the VI Iberian Symposium in Marine Biology Studies are invited to submit their works to this special issue. Online submission started on 1st November 2019 and ends on 31st January 2020. It will follow an independent and blind review. There are no APC (excluding the open access option). The individual articles will be published in regular issues as they are ready, and grouped together online immediately under a special issue, allowing faster publication times for authors and earlier visibility on ScienceDirect where the vast majority of readers access the journal. Please if you have any doubt, please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Alberto Teodorico Correia, CCIMAR/UFP

Pedro Gomes, UMinho

Filipe Costa, UMInho