|The groups of organisms which live in, or near the aquatic region are known as benthos or benthic zone. Biodiversity is now commonly defined as the variety of life in genes, species and habitats.The open access journals are peer reviewed scholarly journals of [Journal of Marine Science: Research & Development]. The top open access journals are freely available on the public internet domain, allowing any end users to read, download, copy, distribute, prink, search or link to the full texts of the articles. These provide high quality, meticulously reviewed and rapid publication, to cater the insistent need of scientific community. These journals are indexed with all their citations noted. The top open access journals are indexed in SCOPUS, COPERNICUS, CAS, EBSCO and ISI.