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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, 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.

There is also the option of publishing a short article. Short articles are between 450 and 900 words and focus on how a technology works, evolution or advancement of a technology plus viewpoint/commentary pieces. They are generally accompanied by one or two images. Download short article submission guidelines.

Submit all materials 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
  • Peer-reviewed papers are 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

V16N3 (Fall 2021) – Artificial intelligence and machine learning in ocean monitoring

Submission deadline closed

V16N4 (Winter 2021) – Ocean pharmaceuticals

Under production

V17N1 (Spring 2022) – Ocean-based carbon removal

November 12, 2021: Deadline for research papers. Deadline for expressions of interest in submitting essays or short articles.

V17N2 (Summer 2022) – Marine archeology

February 18, 2022: Deadline for research papers (full paper). Deadline for expressions of interest in submitting essays or short articles.

V17N3 (Fall 2022) – Climate change and the ocean

May 20, 2022: Deadline for research papers (full paper). Deadline for expressions of interest in submitting essays or short articles.

V17N4 (Winter 2022) – Ocean technology: the future

August 5, 2022: Deadline for research papers (full paper). Deadline for expressions of interest in submitting essays or short articles.