The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) publishes peer-reviewed technical papers that describe cutting edge research in a chosen theme area. Papers should present the results of new research in ocean technology, science, or engineering, and be no more than 7,500 words in length. All papers are subjected to a rigorous peer-review process. Download technical paper submission guidelines and our publishing brochure.

The JOT is also interested in publishing essays that present well-informed observations and conclusions, and identify key issues for the oceans community in a concise manner. Essays are written at a level that would be understandable by a non-specialist. Essays should be both educational and thought provoking. As essays are less formal than a technical paper, they do not include abstracts or a listing of references. Typical essay lengths range from 1,000 to 3,000 words. Download essay submission guidelines.

Submit all papers or inquiries to editor Dawn Roche (

Why publish with the JOT?

  • Peer-reviewed papers are available in open access, electronic format
  • Published in full-colour graphics for best presentation of research
  • No cost to publish
  • Student papers are welcomed and encouraged
  • Indexed by abstract and citation databases including Scopus, Google Scholar, and more
  • Final PDF copy of paper provided to authors for their own use
  • Expedited review process
  • One-page introductory summary prefaces each paper

Upcoming themes

V12N1 (Spring 2017) – Marine tourism: underwater diving

Research papers deadline: closed

Essay submissions deadline: closed

V12N2 (Summer 2017) – Aquaculture

Research papers deadline: closed

Essay submissions deadline: April 28, 2017

V12N3 (Fall 2017) – Enhanced navigation

Research papers deadline: May 26, 2017

Essay submissions deadline: July 28, 2017

V12N4 (Winter 2017) – Mapping the deep

Research papers deadline: August 25, 2017

Essay submissions deadline: October 27, 2017