IJME - International Journal of Maritime Engineering

IJME Front CoverThe International Journal of Maritime Engineering (IJME) provides a forum for the reporting and discussion on technical and scientific issues associated with the design and construction of marine vessels and offshore structures.


The IJME is published four times a year as Part A of the Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Contributions in the form of scientific and technical papers and notes on all aspects of maritime engineering, together with discussion on published papers are welcomed.


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IJME Technical Papers

International Journal of Maritime Engineering technical papers may introduce new theory or evaluate existing theory, or describe experimental or novel practical work, Papers presenting case histories will report on new or existing techniques, including design and production. Papers may also provide literary reviews which appraise and evaluate published work. All papers are peer refereed.

IJME Technical Notes

International Journal of Maritime Engineering technical notes should provide early announcement of new ideas, findings, procedures, applications, interim results, etc., which might later on form part of a full paper. Technical Notes are refereed as for papers, but due allowance will be made for their immediate nature.

IJME Digital Editions and Archive

Subscribers to the International Journal of Maritime Engineering receive a free access to the IJME Digital Editions and Archive,  which list all IJME papers from 2003 onwards. You must have either a valid subscription or RINA membership number to access the online IJME archive.

Discussions on IJME Papers

Comments on papers and technical notes will normally be published in the first available issue of the IJME following that in which the paper was published. Discussion may be continued in subsequent issues, at the discretion of the Editor. Authors will be invited to respond to published comment. Click on the link to view IJME papers open for discussion.

Recent IJME Papers

The International Journal of Maritime Engineering covers a broad range of topics and subjects. Click on the link to see a list of recent IJME papers and technical notes.

Subscribe/Order the IJME

The International Journal of Maritime Engineering is available on annual subscription, in printed format or on CD-ROM.  IJME is published four times a year (Mar, Jun, Sep and Dec) as Parts A1 - A4 of the Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. RINA members are entitled to a reduced IJME subscription fee. Click on the link to see prices or to order a 2016 subscription to the IJME

Or alternatively contact the RINA Publications Department at . Individual issues of IJME can also be purchased through the publication department.  

Search and Order IJME papers

All IJME papers are listed in the RINA Publications Database. You can search the database by author name and paper title.  Publications may be ordered and paid for online. Other publications are also listed, some of which may be downloaded free of charge. Follow the link to Search Publications & Order.

RINA Members are entitled to up to four papers per year (free of charge). These can be IJME, IJSCT or RINA conference papers. Non-members can purchase copies of these papers. RINA members can also purchase copies of additional papers at a reduced rate. In order to obtain a copy of a paper please contact the Publication Department at .

Guidelines for IJME Authors

Papers and technical notes for publication should be submitted electronically, in accordance with the Institution's standard format.  Click here for Guidelines for Authors (WORD File). Authors are responsible for obtaining security clearance as required. If they so wish, authors may add a disclaimer stating that the opinions expressed are solely those of the author. In submitting papers or technical notes for publication, authors implicitly assign copyright to the Royal Institution of Naval Architects if the paper or technical note is published. Where copyright is held elsewhere, authors must present evidence of approval to re-publish. When submitting contributions for publication, authors must state if the paper or technical note has been published before and where, or whether it is being considered for publication by some other publisher.

Papers: Papers should not normally exceed 6000 words (with up to 10 illustrations). Longer papers where the content justifies the extra length may be published at the Editor’s discretion.

Technical Notes: Technical notes should not normally exceed 1500 words (and up to 5 illustrations).

All submissions for publication should be forwarded to:

The Editor (IJME)
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects
8 - 9 Northumberland Street
London WC2N 5DA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7235 4622
Fax: +44 (0)20 7259 5912

Annual Report and Transactions

Each year The Royal Institution of Naval Architects publishes its Annual Report and Transactions in a bound volume. This will contain all the IJME and IJSCT papers published during the year. This volume is available early in the following year. To order/subscribe, contact the Publications Department at



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Editor & Editorial Board

Editor: Professor P A Wilson, UK

Deputy Editor: Professor D Andrews, UK

Editorial Board:
Dr T Arima, Japan
Professor N Barltrop, UK
Professor R Beck, USA
Professor R Birmingham, UK
Professor N Bose, Canada
Profesor L Doctors, Australia
Professor M M El-Gamal, Egypt
Nigel Gee, UK
Professor Miao Guoping, China
Prof O Faltinsen, Norway
Professor P S Jackson, NZ
Professor Jeom Kee Paik, Korea
Prof. A Papanikolaou, Greece
Professor J Pinkster, Netherlands
Dr M R Renilson, UK
Professor S. Rusling, UK
Professor J R de Sousa, Brazil
Prof. P Terndrup Pedersen, Denmark