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.

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

V10N4 (Winter 2015) – Deep Sea 9: multipurpose offshore platforms

Technical papers deadline: closed

Essay submissions deadline: closed

V11N1 (Spring 2016) – The future of maritime simulation

Technical papers deadline: January 29, 2016

Essay submissions deadline: February 19, 2016

V11N2 (Summer 2016) – Plastic ocean

Technical papers deadline: February 26, 2016

Essay submissions deadline: April 27, 2016

V11N3 (Fall 2016) – Climate change: adapting to a changing Arctic

Technical papers deadline: May 30, 2016

Essay submissions deadline: July 27, 2016

V11N4 (Winter 2016) – Sustainable fishing: the rise of baited traps

Technical papers deadline: August 29, 2016

Essay submissions deadline: October 26, 2016