Ocean Yearbook

The International Ocean Institute's major publication is The Ocean Yearbook, since 1978, and originally under the senior editorship of the late Professor Elisabeth Mann Borgese, is a collaborative initiative of the IOI in Malta and the Marine & Environmental Law Institute (www.dal.ca/law/MELAW) and published by Brill Nijhoff Publishers at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. The Ocean Yearbook presents leading-edge articles, reports and reference materials devoted to the issues and concerns affecting the world’s oceans.


Devoted to assessing the state of the ocean and coastal governance, knowledge, and management, the Ocean Yearbook provides information in one convenient resource. The objectives of the Ocean Yearbook include encouraging emerging young scholars and fostering contributions from developing countries.


Articles provide multidisciplinary expert perspectives on contemporary issues. Each new volume draws on policy studies, international relations, international and comparative law, management, marine sciences, economics, and social sciences. Each volume contains key legal and policy instruments and an annually updated global directory of ocean-related organizations. 


Ocean Yearbook was founded by the late Elisabeth Mann Borgese and is currently edited by Aldo Chircop, Moira L McConnell, and Scott Coffen-Smout. The editorial offices of Ocean Yearbook are in the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. The University of Chicago Press published volumes 1-19, Transnational Publishers began publishing the Ocean Yearbook with Volume 20, and Martinus Nijhoff/Brill started publishing the Yearbook with Volume 21.


The Ocean Yearbook (current and past publications) is now available to readers in developing economy countries, as free or low-cost online access through the Research4Life programme GOALI (Global Online Access to Legal Information)


The International Ocean Institute (IOI), on the recommendation of the IOI Board of Governors, has reached its aim of making the Ocean Yearbook contents more widely available as free or low-cost online access to readers in developing economy countries.


Following coordination by the IOI HQ, the Ocean Yearbook publishers – BRILL – and the Ocean Yearbook editors, we are pleased to announce that the Ocean Yearbook will be part of a new Research4Life programme launched in March 2018. This will result in the provision of online access to academic legal content in developing economy countries.


Researchers, librarians, policymakers, judges and legal experts from more than 115 low and middle-income countries will receive free or low-cost online access to law and law-related academic and professional peer-reviewed content through their institutions. Access will be provided by a new program, Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI), a multi-stakeholder initiative of the Research4Life partnership. Additional details are available online:         



http://www.research4life.org/eligibility (Eligibility access to Research4Life)

http://www.research4life.org/howtoregister2/ (How to Register)