MTS Journal

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The Marine Technology Society Journal is the flagship publication of the Marine Technology Society. It publishes the highest caliber, peer-reviewed papers on subjects of interest to the society: marine technology, ocean science, marine policy and education. The Journal is dedicated to publishing timely special issues on emerging ocean community concerns while also showcasing general interest and student-authored works.

Current Impact Factor:  .678
Eigenfactor:  000111
Article Influence Score:  .264

*MTS Members, click the "MTS Journal Online" link at right.

Calls For Papers

The MTS Journal invites submissions of original manuscripts based on research within one of the professional disciplines of the Society.   

Volume 49, Number 6 – November/December 2015
Evolution of Marine Technologies: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the MTS Journal
More information here.

March/April 2016 issue of the MTS Journal
Best of OCEANS’ 15
Expanded Papers from MTS/IEEE OCEANS’ 15 Washington, DC

Manuscripts due: November 9, 2015.  More information here.

May/June 2016 issue of the MTS Journal
Data Impacts and Lessons Learned from Ocean Observing Systems Worldwide
Manuscripts due: December 21, 2015. More information here.

Editorial Calendar


  • Volume 49, Number 5 – General Issue
  • Volume 49, Number 6 – Evolution of Marine Technologies: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the MTS Journa


  • Volume 50, Number 1: January/February 2016
    General Issue

  • Volume 50, Number 2: March/April 2016
    Best of OCEANS’ 15: Expanded Papers from MTS/IEEE OCEANS’ 15 Washington, DC
    Guest editor: Jake Sobin|
    Manuscripts due: November 9, 2015.  More information here.

  • Volume 50, Number 3: May/June 2016
    Data Impacts and Lessons Learned from Ocean Observing Systems Worldwide
    Manuscripts due: December 21, 2015. More information here.
    Guest editors: Donna M. Kocak, Vembu Subramanian, Ian Walsh, & Mairi Best

  • Volume 50, Number 4: July/August 2016
    High-Frequency Radar (tentative)

  • Volume 50, Number 5: September/October 2016
    Bio-inspiration for Marine Technologies

    Guest Editor: Jason D. Geder
    Draft manuscripts due April 25, 2016.


Author Information


Information for submitting manuscripts can be found at here.

Authors who intend to submit a manuscript are encouraged to complete an author information form (available on the website listed above) and return it to Amy Morgante as soon as possible.

For comments, suggestions or requests, please send email to Amy Morgante.


The MTS Journal is a publication of the Marine Technology Society.  The Marine Technology Society has published the MTS Journal under its current title since 1969.


The MTS Journal (Print ISSN 0025-3324) is published six times a year by the Marine Technology Society.

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Permissions and Reprints

Permission and reprint inquiries should be directed to Chris Barrett at the MTS Office at (202) 717-8705 ext. 101.


Updated Claim Policy

Domestic Claims: Missing journal claims must be made within three (3) months of the issue date and can only apply once a year. Second and subsequent claims for missing journals beyond claim periods will incur the full cost of the missing issue, including postage.

International Claims: Due to unreliable delivery and the high cost of postage, Journal issues for international subscribers. The replacement cost is $135 per issue or $116 online through IngentaConnect The agent is responsible for paying all shipping costs, duties, and/or taxes, We strongly recommend that all international subscribers strongly consider moving to our online version and archives of the MTS Journal.

Claims filed due to insufficient (or no notice) of change of address will not be honored.

Consolidated Order Claims: missed-issue claims will not be accepted for bulk orders delivered to an agent’s consolidated shipping address.

Send claims to only, no paper claims.


2015 subscription Rates

Members: An online subscription to the MTS Journal is a benefit of individual membership in the Marine Technology Society. Visit the MTS Web site for more information and to join.

Institutions:  The MTS Journal is available to institutional subscribers in both print and online formats. Subscription prices are:

  • Online only (including14 years archived online Journal issues): US$445
  • Online with print: (including 14 years archived online Journal issues) US$470
  • Print only within the USA: US$140; Canada: US$155 ;International: US$210 (Includes shipping.)

For subscription inquiries please call Suzanne Voelker, (202) 717-8705 ext. 102.

Full 2015 price sheet available at Journal Price List 2015.


For inquiries concerning advertising, contact Chris Barrett, 202-717-8705 ext 101.

Manuscript Submission

Please contact Managing Editor Amy Morgante about submitting manuscripts for the MTS Journal.

Editorial Board

Anni Vuorenkoski Dalgleish, Ph.D.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic
Institute at Florida Atlantic University

 Scott Kraus, Ph.D.
 New England Aquarium

Ralph Rayner, Ph.D.
BMT Limited

Ann Jochens, Ph.D.   
Texas A&M University

Dhugal Lindsay, Ph.D.
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology

Brock Rosenthal
Ocean Innovations

Donna Kocak
HARRIS CapRock Corporation

Eugene Massion
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute



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