Marine Resource Economics editor Marty Smith at the RESECON listserv:
Beginning with the 2014 volume, Marine Resource Economics (MRE) will be published by The University of Chicago Press, which was founded in 1891 as part of the University. I believe that this is a positive step forward for MRE, not only to maintain the journal’s editorial standards, but to enhance the distribution and visibility of the articles published.
MRE will continue to be published quarterly. Options to subscribe will include online only or online and print (print only will no longer be available). For either option, there will be the additional feature allowing the download of journal issues as e-books at no additional charge. Multi-year subscriptions and discounted rates for students will also continue. In the near future, online subscriber access to the complete set of back issue content (starting with Vol. 1, Issue 1, 1984) of MRE will be available through JSTOR. Expanded indexing, as well as search and citation-linking functionality, will make the journal’s electronic content more available and discoverable to scholars worldwide. A new feature is the creation of an electronic submission portal, allowing a simple and efficient submission and review process.
Content will also be made available to those in developing countries through the UCP’s Emerging Nations Initiative, in which readers at higher education and research institutions in more than 110 emerging nations receive access to electronic and print editions of their journals at no cost or deeply discounted rates.
Subscribers will continue to be able to subscribe directly via the MRE webpage on the University of Chicago Press website, http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/journals/journal/mre.html . Current subscribers will receive renewal notices for 2014 from UCP. The 2014 subscription rates are unchanged from those found inside the back cover of the most recent 2013 issue. Shipping charges for international subscribers have been reduced from $50 to $13 per volume. Page charges on articles published have also been reduced from $75 to $50 per printed page beginning with the 2014 volume.
The journal cover is changing too. Here is the before/after:
I'm told there will be different cover images for each issue.