Call for submissions: Journal of Ocean Technology spring 2020 issue

Sep 16th, 2019

By Jeff Green

Call for submissions: Journal of Ocean Technology spring 2020 issue

The spring 2020 issue of the Journal of Ocean Technology will focus on better ocean understanding. The journal will be looking at marine litter, oil spill response, green technologies, marine safety, shipping, etc. – any technology that enables us to better manage human impact on the oceans. It is inviting the submission of technical papers, essays, and short articles for this issue. 

Technical papers describe cutting edge research and present the results of new (i.e., not previously published) research in ocean technology, science or engineering, and be no more than 7,500 words in length. Student papers are welcome.

Essays present well-informed observations and conclusions, and identify key issues for the oceans community in a concise manner. They are written at a level that would be understandable by a non-specialist. As essays are less formal than a technical paper, they do not include abstracts or a listing of references. Typical essay lengths are up to 3,000 words.

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.

Important deadlines

  • Technical paper submissions: Nov. 15, 2019
  • Expressions of interest for essays or short articles: Nov. 15, 2019 (deadline for submission of materials is Jan. 24, 2020.

For more information, please contact: Dawn Roche, managing editor, The Journal of Ocean Technology via email at or visit



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