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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 open access 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 an open access 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

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.

V18N1 (Spring 2023) – Energy

November 10, 2022: Deadline for research papers (full paper). Deadline for expressions of interest in submitting essays or short articles.

V18N2 (Summer 2023) – Aquaculture

February 17, 2023: Deadline for research papers (full paper). Deadline for expressions of interest in submitting essays or short articles.

V18N3 (Fall 2023) – Vehicles

May 19, 2023: Deadline for research papers (full paper). Deadline for expressions of interest in submitting essays or short articles.

V18N4 (Winter 2023) – Smart Ships

August 4, 2023: Deadline for research papers (full paper). Deadline for expressions of interest in submitting essays or short articles.