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 52, Number 2: March/April 2018
    An Intergovernmental Blueprint for Community Resiliency: 
    The Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness and 
    Resilience Intergovernmental Pilot Project

    Guest Editors: Ray Toll and Gerhard F. Kuska
    Manuscript submission deadline October 18, 2017. More information here.

  • Volume 52, Number 3: May/June 2018
    Lessons Learned from Ocean Observing Systems, Volume II A Tribute to Vembu Subramanian
    Guest Editor: Ian Walsh
    Manuscript submission deadline December 20, 2017. More information here.

  • Volume 52, Number 4: July/August 2018
    Coastal Water Quality: From Science to Solutions
    Guest Editors: Dr. Robert Weaver and Dr. Kelli Hunsucker
    Manuscript submission deadline February 21, 2018. More information here.

  • Volume 52, Number 6: November/December 2018
    Advancing Oil Spill Research
    Guest Editors: Dana Yoerger, Steve Murawski and Liesl Hotaling
    Manuscript submission deadline June 20, 2018. More information here.


Editorial Calendar

Upcoming editions of the MTS Journal:


  • Volume 52, Number 1: January/February 2018
    Blue Futures: Educating the Next Generation
  • Volume 52, Number 2: March/April 2018
    Coastal Resiliency
    Draft manuscripts due October 18, 2017
  • Volume 52, Number 3: May/June 2018
    Worldwide Ocean Observing Systems
    Draft manuscripts due December 20, 2017
  • Volume 52, Number 4: July/August 2018
    Coastal Water Quality: From Science to Solutions
    Draft manuscripts due February 21, 2018
  • Volume 52, Number 6: November/December 2018
    Advancing Oil Spill Research
    Draft manuscripts due June 20, 2018

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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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.


2017 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 (including15 years archived online Journal issues): US$465
  • Online with print: (including 14 years archived online Journal issues) US$499
  • Print only within the USA: US$232.50; Canada: US$262.50 ;International: US$375.00 (Includes shipping.)


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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

Donna Kocak
HARRIS CapRock Corporation

Brock Rosenthal
Ocean Innovations


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