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Journal of Marine Science and Application

Journal of Marine Science and Application

Editors-in-Chief: W. Duan; C. Guedes Soares

ISSN: 1671-9433 (print version)
ISSN: 1993-5048 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11804

  • Covers research in naval architecture, ocean engineering, marine resource exploitation, marine engineering, marine power system, ocean acoustics, corrosion prevention, automatic navigation, polar and arctic engineering, marine science, and related topics
  • Provides a platform for current issues in above fields and guide engineering application for scientists and engineers
  • Publishes high level peer-reviewed papers
  • No page limit and no publication fees

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The Journal of Marine Science and Application (JMSA) aims to provide a platform for scientists and engineers in a wide range of topics on marine science and engineering. JMSA publishes high-level peer-reviewed research on the subjects in the field of theoretical and experimental investigations, that explore naval architecture, ocean engineering, marine renewable energy, underwater technology, polar and arctic engineering, marine engineering, corrosion prevention, ocean acoustics, automatic navigation, marine environmental engineering, marine science among others. JMSA welcomes submissions of papers around the world on all the above topics, and it has no page limitations and no publication fees.

Journal of Marine Science and Application (JMSA) is co-published quarterly by the Chinese Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (CSNAME), Harbin Engineering University (HEU) and Springer-Verlag.

CSNAME was established in 1943 with the aim of promoting the development of the scientific and technological level of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering in China. The number of members is nearly 30 000, mainly from China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), China Classification Society (CCS), Harbin Engineering University (HEU), and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The society has conducted international cooperation and exchange with many countries such as the USA, UK, Germany, Holland, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, and Korea. Harbin Engineering University is one of the key universities in China with strong teaching and research & development capabilities in the field of naval architecture and ocean engineering.

JMSA is a peer-reviewed journal whose papers go through double-blind process. Each article submitted on the ScholarOne Manuscripts shall be sent to two reviewers. If the reviewers hold different opinions about the article, a third one will be chosen to help judge the validity of the paper. All manuscripts are reviewed by international reviewers from such countries as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Iran, India, Japan, Korea, Norway, Portugal, UK, and USA, etc.

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SCOPUS, INSPEC, Astrophysics Data System (ADS), Google Scholar, EBSCO Discovery Service, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Gale, Gale Academic OneFile, Gale InfoTrac, INIS Atomindex, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, Naver, OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, ProQuest-ExLibris Primo, ProQuest-ExLibris Summon, Transport Research International Documentation (TRID)

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Exclusive distribution rights for print version outside Mainland China, for electronic version worldwide

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    The aim of the JMSA is to provide a platform for current issues in a range of topics relevant to marine science and engineering, and to guide engineering application for scientists and engineers.

    JMSA is a scholarly international journal, publishing high-level peer-reviewed research on the subjects in the field of theoretical and experimental investigations, that explore naval architecture, ocean engineering, marine renewable energy, underwater technology, marine engineering, corrosion prevention, ocean acoustics, automatic navigation among others. Topics include, but are not limited to:

    Naval architecture

    • Marine hydrodynamics
    • Structural mechanics
    • Design methodology & practice
    • Ship resistance and propulsion
    • Safety and reliability
    • Marine equipment technology

    Ocean engineering

    • Coastal engineering
    • Offshore engineering
    • Marine drilling
    • Pipelines and risers
    • Cable, mooring, buoy technology

    Marine renewable energy

    • Offshore wind energy utilization
    • Ocean wave energy utilization
    • Ocean current energy utilization

    Underwater technology

    • Underwater vehicles
    • Underwater explosion
    • Ocean resources & mining
    • Marine sensors

    Marine engineering

    • Marine engines and fuels
    • Marine power engineering
    • Vibration and noise control
    • Heat transfer and fluid flow

    Ocean acoustics

    • Sonar and transducers
    • Sound propagation and scattering
    • Acoustical oceanography
    • Signal coherence and fluctuation

    Polar and arctic engineering

    • Design of ice-going ships
    • Arctic structures
    • Ice loads and simulation of ice

    Marine environmental engineering

    • Oil spill prevention
    • Maine pollution modeling

    Marine corrosion and protection

    • Corrosion and deterioration modeling
    • Ship corrosion protection
    • Pipeline corrosion protection

    Automatic navigation

    • Ship navigation system
    • Marine navigation equipment
    • System dynamics & control

    Marine science

    • Marine meteorology
    • Ocean internal waves
    • Extreme offshore environments

    Experimental technology of above

    Engineering application of above

    The journal welcomes submissions of papers around the world on all the above topics. It also receives original works in the other emerging and interdisciplinary areas of the oceans.

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