The Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment is concerned with the design, production and operation of engineering artefacts for the maritime environment. The journal straddles the traditional boundaries of naval architecture, marine engineering, offshore/ocean engineering, coastal engineering and port engineering.
"We welcome papers from authors wishing to publish their research on the design, production and operation of engineering artefacts for the maritime environment.
The Journal maintains the highest standards through their guidance as well as through scrutiny of papers by independent referees who peer-review the papers submitted for publication." Professor Ajit Shenoi - University of Southampton, UK
The Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment provides an international forum for engineers from a variety of disciplines with a common interest in the technology, design, production and operation of engineering artefacts for the maritime environment. The unique attributes of Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment are:
· It straddles the traditional boundaries of naval architecture, marine engineering, offshore/ocean engineering, coastal engineering and port engineering.
· Advances in new techniques involving cross-disciplinary technologies are encouraged.
· Focus on the technology and underpinning sciences that enable better understanding and utilisation of the life cycle of maritime assets (design, production, operation, disposal) in the maritime environment).
The journal addresses the engineering artefact as a system in itself and as a component or facilitator of a larger goal, i.e. the sea and cargo transport chain, the fisheries and aquaculture chain, the oil and minerals wealth exploitation chain. Individual articles should reflect the interdisciplinary nature and system engineering approach of the journal.
Specific Topics include:
· Maritime Engineering Sciences: concurrent engineering; safety; fluid dynamics; structural mechanics; martronics; materials-structure and fluid-structure interactions; powering, manoeuvring, propulsion and load response; engine research; stability; system dynamics; systems engineering; simulation, automation and control; big data
· Technologies: computation technology; design methodology; energy technologies; ;environmental mitigation technology; production technology;
· Societal issues: maritime and energy economics; maritime and energy policy; environmental engineering; human factors and ergonomics; management science; risk and safety engineering.
· Mathematical disciplines: operational research; solid/surface modelling; probability and statistics; variational calculus, bifurcations and chaos, nonlinear state space models, numerical modelling and modal updating, uncertainty modelling.
This journal is fully peer reviewed and is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
|M Arai||Yokohama National University, Japan|
|V Bertram||Germanischer Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany|
|W-C Cui||Shanghai Ocean University, China|
|J Downes||University of Southampton, UK|
|S Ergin||Istanbul Technical University, Turkey|
|R C Ertekin||University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA|
|P Ferrant||Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France|
|C A Frangopoulos||National Technical University of Athens, Greece|
|G Griffiths||National Oceanography Centre, UK|
|J K Paik||Pusan National University, Korea|
|A Papanikolaou||National Technical University of Athens, Greece|
|T Sahoo||T. Sahoo, IIT Kharagpur, India|
|R Sharma||Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India|
|C Guedes Soares||IST Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal|
|R Sutton||University of Plymouth, UK|
|X-P Yan||Wuhan University of Technology, People's Republic of China|
- Article types
- Editorial Policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
- Publishing Policies
3.1 Publication Ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open Access and author archiving
- How to submit your manuscript
- Manuscript Style
5.1 Files types
5.2 Journal style
5.3 Reference style
5.4 Manuscript Preparation
5.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
5.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
5.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
5.4.5 English language editing services
- After Acceptance
6.3 SAGE Production
6.4 Online First publication
- Further Information
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jeme to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
Original Article: Describes a piece of original or substantially original research, or some aspect of design development, manufacture, operation and maintenance, or engineering education
Review Article: A critical review of the state-of-the-art with examples of applications in design and profitable manufacture without extensive analysis
Case Study: Describes the application of a technique, procedure or management concept in a real situation
Technical Note: A short, interim statement on a research project or description of some new development
- In general, Original Articles, Review Papers and Case Studies should not normally exceed 5000 words (with up to 10 illustrations). Longer articles will be considered, however, as our criterion is that the content justifies the length of the article.
- Technical Notes should not exceed 1500 words and 5 illustrations.
- Discussions on papers already published should not exceed 500 words and 2 illustrations.
Submissions to the journal are assessed by independent referees who make recommendations on the suitability of the articles for publication. We are committed to providing timely assessment of articles and authors are informed of the publication decision as soon as possible.
It should be noted that our refereeing process, common to many other publishers, is single-blind, that is, the referees remain anonymous and their identities are not released to authors. The referees, however, are informed of the authors’ names and affiliations.
As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of 2 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
- The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
- The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
- Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
- Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
- Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
- Approved the version to be published.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Proc IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of Proc IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway
Proc IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. For the journals published in association with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (‘IMechE’), this is transfer of copyright which means that the IMechE holds copyright in the work. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. N.B. If an author is using their own work they will still require permission if they did not retain copyright of the previously published article. Papers will not be accepted for publication without the correct permissions. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway
We have a fully-integrated online submission and peer review system for Proc IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment. To submit to the journal, either click on the ‘Manuscript submission’ tab on this page or go directly to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jeme
Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. TeX files are also accepted. Click here for instructions on submitting in .Tex files. Please also refer to additional guidelines on submitting artwork [and supplemental files] below.
Proc IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style
Proc IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
The Journal should be cited in the following way:
Proc IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Vancouver output file by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.
The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.
The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
Mathematical: All vectors and matrices should be shown in bold type. Avoid confusion between ambiguous characters and take care to ensure that subscripts and superscripts are clear. Numbers below 10 should be written out in the text unless used in conjunction with units (e.g. three apples, 4 kg). Full points (not commas) should be used for decimals. For numbers less than one, a nought should be inserted before the decimal point. Equations should be numbered sequentially throughout the document, with labels on the right hand side of the page.
This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.
Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/submission.sp for further information.
We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.
SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article once it has been included within an issue. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.
At SAGE we work to the highest production standards. We attach great importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.
We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Proc IMechE Part N: Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems with SAGE.
Proc IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment benefits from OnlineFirst publishing, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in the queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet
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