All peer-reviewed technical papers in The Journal of Ocean Technology are open access. We are pleased to have provided unrestricted access to peer reviewed research in the field of ocean technology since Volume 1, Number 1, 2006.


Upcoming issues and call for papers

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. Download technical paper submission guidelines.


The JOT is also interested in publishing 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.


V9N2 (Summer 2014) – ocean technology review

Technical papers deadline: closed

Essay submissions deadline: closed


V9N3 (Fall 2014) – youth and the oceans

We are seeking manuscripts from individuals either starting their careers or studying at university or college. The papers should describe cutting edge research and development of ocean technology in its many forms and applications.

Technical papers deadline: closed

Essay submissions deadline: July 26, 2014


V9N4 (Winter 2014) – biofouling: prevention and control

Technical papers deadline: August 30, 2014

Essay submissions deadline: October 25, 2014


V10N1 (Spring 2015) – scratching the surface: seabed mining

Technical papers deadline: December 5, 2014

Essay submissions deadline: January 26, 2015


V10N2 (Summer 2015) – maritime domain awareness: security, safety, economy and the environment

Technical papers deadline: February 27, 2015

Essay submissions deadline: April 27, 2015


V10N3 (Fall 2015) – vital signs: changing oceans, changing climate

Technical papers deadline: May 29, 2015

Essay submissions deadlines: July 27, 2015


V10N4 (Winter 2015) – Deep Sea 9: multipurpose offshore platforms

Technical papers deadline: August 28, 2015

Essay submissions deadline: October 26, 2015

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