Journal of the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers
▶About the Journal  
Journal of the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers is a peer-reviewed, international open access journal, published regularly twice a year in June and December. The journal is published in Japanese language, but manuscripts written in English are also accepted.

▶Aims and Scopes
The first issue of the predecessor journal (Zosen Kiokai Nenpo) of the Journal of the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers was published in 1897. Since then, considerable knowledge on naval architecture and marine engineering has been accumulated and disseminated through publication of the successor journals. Respecting this tradition, as an official technical journal in Japanese, the Journal of the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers aims to provide a forum for discussions on the ever-evolving new theories and technologies in naval architecture, marine engineering, and ocean engineering. For this purpose, the journal compiles original, full-length, refereed articles, and promotes discussions. The following areas are covered by the journal, but articles on interdisciplinary and novel fields are also encouraged.
1. Environment and ocean technology
2. Marine transportation and maritime affairs
3. Planning
4. Design and production technology
5. Equipment technology
6. Resistance and propulsion
7. Ship dynamics
8. Structures and material
9. Technological and cultural maritime history

Editorial Board

▶Peer Review Process
1.Upon submission of a manuscript, the editor(s) in charge of the manuscript is/are appointed based on the category of the manuscript. The editor(s) invite(s) two reviewers at a minimum. The review process is single-blind.
2.The reviewers review the manuscript according to the “Peer Review Guidelines” and report the results to the editor(s) within three weeks after the acceptance of review. It is expected that the reviewers offer constructive feedback to the authors as well as critical review results based on the reviewers’ expertise. If necessary, the reviewer should point out relevant publications which are not yet cited. All ethics standards for peer review must be complied with.
3.Collecting the review results, the editor(s) evaluate(s) the manuscript as (A) Acceptable, (B) Revise, or (C) Not acceptable. In case of “Revise”, the authors are notified of the revision comments through the journal’s web system.
4.Final determination about (A) Acceptable and (C) Not Acceptable is made by the editor-in-chief based on the review report from the editor(s) and reviewers.

▶Ethics Standards for Submission and Peer Review of Manuscripts
The authors shall comply with the “Ethics Standards for Submission and Peer Review of Manuscripts” attached here. Any misconducts and disputes shall be deal with according to the Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to ensure the integrity of research.

▶Copyright Transfer  
The authors are required to transfer copyright of the manuscript to the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers. The Society publishes the articles under a Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which allows users to share unmodified articles, non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given. If the manuscript is rejected or withdrawn, copyrights revert to the authors.

▶Access and Archiving  
The journal is fully Open Access, and can be read and downloaded on this website (J-STAGE) from approximately one month after publication. J-STAGE preserves its full digital library, including this journal, with Portico in a dark archive (see In the event that the journal is no longer published, it will be released and made available by Portico.
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921 registered articles
(updated on May 26, 2024)
Online ISSN : 1881-1760
Print ISSN : 1880-3717
ISSN-L : 1880-3717
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