IJSCT - International Journal of Small Craft Technology

IJSCT Cover - International Journal of Small Craft Technology

The International Journal of Small Craft Technology (IJSCT) provides a forum for the reporting and discussion on technical and scientific issues associated with research and development of recreational and commercial small craft. The IJSCT is published as Part B of the Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Contributions in the form of scientific and technical papers and notes on the following aspects of small craft technology are invited.

  • Design (including design methodologies, design practice, innovative concepts, design analysis tools, series data from experiments, design-for-safety, computer aided design)
  • Construction (including one-off construction and series production issues, facility design, materials, joining technologies, reconstructions and rebuilds of historic craft)
  • Operation (including racing, short handed sailing, equipment, results of sea trials, results of instrumentation, gear failure, human or vessel casualties, low technology operations)
  • Regulation (including international, national, and regional regulatory frameworks, classification, codes of practice, rating rules


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IJSCT Technical Papers

International Journal of Small Craft Technology 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.

IJSCT Technical Notes

International Journal of Small Craft Technology 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. 

IJSCT Digital Editions and Archive

Subscribers to the International Journal of Small Craft Technology receive a free subscription to the IJSCT  Digital Editions and Archive , which lists all papers from 2003 onwards. You must have either a valid subscription or RINA members number to access the IJSCT online archive. 

Discussions on IJSCT Papers

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

Recent IJSCT Papers

The International Journal of Small Craft Technology papers cover a broad range of topics and subjects. Click on the link to see a list of recent IJSCT papers and technical notes

Subscribe/Order the IJSCT

The International Journal of Small Craft Technology is available on annual subscription, in printed format or on CD-ROM. IJSCT is published twice a year (June and December) as Parts B1 and B2 of the Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. RINA members are entitled to a reduced IJSCT subscription fee.

Click on the link to see prices or to order a 2016 subscription to the IJSCT. 

Or alternatively contact the Publications Department at  .  Individual issues of IJSCT can also be purchased through the Publications Department.  


Search and Order IJSCT papers

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

All issues of the IJSCT are published in the Annual Report and Transactions (bound volume, available early in the following year). To order/subscribe, contact the Publications Department at 



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Editor & Editorial Board

Editor: Professor M Renilson, Australia

Deputy Editor: Mr R Curry, UK

Editorial Board:
Mr R Allan, Canada
Professor R Cripps, UK
Mr R Downs-Honey, NZ
Professor R Flay, NZ
Professor A Francescutto, Italy
Ms M Gerritsen, USA
Mr G Harvey, UK
Mr H Hoffmeister, Germany
Mr. N Irens, France
Dr ir J A Keuning, Netherlands
Professor L Larsson, Sweden
Mr A Mason, Australia
Dr D Molyneux, Canada
Mr D Novak, USA
Dr. D Rosyid, Indonesia
Mr. G Smart, UK
Dr N Umeda, Japan