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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 and are published in open access format. Download technical paper submission guidelines and our publishing brochure.

The JOT also publishes 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 (dawn.roche@mi.mun.ca).

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

V14N3 (Fall 2019) – Sharing the oceans: marine life and anthropogenic sound

Submission deadline closed

V14N4 (Winter 2019) – Data tsunami: big data and the digital ocean

August 23, 2019

  • Deadline for research papers
  • Deadline for expression of interest in submitting essays or short articles

V15N1 (Spring 2020) – Better ocean understanding: navigating the tides of change

November 15, 2019

  • Deadline for research papers
  • Deadline for expression of interest in submitting essays or short articles

V15N2 (Summer 2020) – Marine spatial planning

February 21, 2020

  • Deadline for research papers
  • Deadline for expression of interest in submitting essays or short articles

V15N3 (Fall 2020) – Ocean exploration: launch into the deep

May 22, 2020

  • Deadline for research papers
  • Deadline for expression of interest in submitting essays or short articles

V15N4 (Winter 2020) – Ship design

August 21, 2020

  • Deadline for research papers
  • Deadline for expression of interest in submitting essays or short articles