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Aims and Scope


Provide a platform for scientists and engineers in a wide range of topics on marine science and engineering.

  • 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.
  • Publishes high level peer-reviewed papers.
  • No page limit and no publication fees.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Naval architecture

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

Ocean engineering

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

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

Marine renewable energy

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

Polar and arctic engineering

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

Ocean acoustics

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

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

Marine environmental engineering

  • Oil spill prevention
  • Maine pollution modeling


  • 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.

Background Information


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. JMSA started publication in 2002. 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.



ISSN: 1671-9433
eISSN: 1993-5048

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Chinese Sciences Citation Database (CSCD)
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