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

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

Technical papers deadline: closed

Essay submissions deadline: closed

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

Technical papers deadline: August 29, 2016

Essay submissions deadline: October 26, 2016

V12N1 (Spring 2017) – Marine tourism: underwater diving

Technical papers deadline: November 18, 2016

Essay submissions deadline: January 27, 2017

V12N2 (Summer 2017) – Aquaculture

Technical papers deadline: February 24, 2017

Essay submissions deadline: April 28, 2017

V12N3 (Fall 2017) – Ice navigation

Technical papers deadline: May 26, 2017

Essay submissions deadline: July 28, 2017

V12N4 (Winter 2017) – Mapping the deep

Technical papers deadline: August 25, 2017

Essay submissions deadline: October 27, 2017