Aims and scope

Marine Systems & Ocean Technology is a quarterly international journal which covers broad and interdisciplinary aspects of marine and ocean engineering, including naval architecture. It provides a forum for promoting and discussing the various issues, scientific and technological developments in these fields. The journal spans the disciplines of civil, mechanical, electrical, material, petroleum, coastal and oceanographic engineering, applied oceanography and meteorology and applied mathematics to bridge the gap between the design process and operation.

Marine Systems & Ocean Technology accepts scientific and technological contributions on several related topics including, but not limited to:

  • hydrodynamic, structural analysis and control applications of fixed and floating marine systems (including ships, advanced marine vehicles and multibody interaction);
  • underwater technology (including submarines, robotics, design and operation of diving systems, surveys and maintenance systems, umbilical cables, pipelines and risers);
  • computational methods in naval architecture, offshore/ocean engineering, coastal engineering and related areas;
  • environmental studies associated with oil spills and leakage prevention and control, safety concepts and risk analysis applied to marine systems, wave-energy extracting devices and sea resources in general;
  • ocean and river transportation economics, marine engineering and environmental protection, offshore support bases, offshore logistics;
  • ship production engineering, including shipyard techniques, materials and welding.

Articles are expected to be high quality contributions reflecting new and significant research, advanced developments and applications. All manuscripts must be prepared in English and they will be subjected to a fair peer-review process. Final decision to publish the article will be made based on originality, technical soundness, clarity of exposition, scientific contribution and multidisciplinary impact in the field.

Featured contributions fall into the categories of original research papers, review articles, or technical notes. Review articles are defined as a review of current state-of-the-art research and the development of technology in a thematic area related to the subject covered by the journal. Technical notes are defined as articles that describe a new methodology or present results from new techniques or equipment. A technical note is short (usually under 3,000 words) with a limited number of figures and/or tables.