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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, 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.


V9N1 (March 2014) – ocean noise: loud, disagreeable, and unwanted

Technical papers deadline: closed

Essay submissions deadline: February 21, 2014 (extended deadline)


V9N2 (June 2014) – ocean technology review

Technical papers deadline: February 28, 2014

Essay submissions deadline: April 26, 2014


V9N3 (September 2014) – youth and the oceans

Technical papers deadline: May 31, 2014

Essay submissions deadline: July 26, 2014


V9N4 (December 2014) – biofouling: prevention and control

Technical papers deadline: August 30, 2014

Essay submissions deadline: October 25, 2014