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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 twice a year as Part B of the Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Contributions in the form of papers and notes, together with discussion on published papers are welcomed.

The IJSCT is listed in the the SCImago Journal & Country Rank

IJSCT Cover - International Journal of Small Craft TechnologyMembers are entitled to up to four papers per year published in the IJME, IJSCT or Conference Proceedings free of charge.

To obtain a digital copy of a paper, contact the Publication Department at .


Papers for Discussion  |  Search for Papers  |  Digital Editions Guidelines for Authors | Editorial Board Subscriptions (Non-Members)

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 TechnologyTechnical 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.

Discussions on IJSCT Papers

Comments on papers and technical notes will normally be published in the first available issue of the IJSCT 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 IJSCT papers open for discussion.

Search for IJSCT papers

All IJME papers are listed in the searcheable Publications Database by date, title, author and abstract. Individual papers or Volumes may be ordered online.

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Members are entitled to up to four papers per year published in the IJME, IJSCT or Conference Proceedings free of charge. To obtain a digital copy of a paper, 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.  

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.

Submissions for publication should be forwarded to

Guidelines for authors contin.

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.

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.

Guidelines for Authors (MSWord file)

IJSCT Digital Editions

The IJSCT is published in printed and (from 2003 onwards) digital editions.Subscribers receive  free access to all archive editions. IJSCT Digital Archive Editions

2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 |

Annual Report &Transactions

Published in a hardback bound volume, the Annual Report and Transactions contains all IJME and IJSCT papers published during the year. The Annual Report & Transactions is available on subscription or individual purchase, including past volumes.

To order/subscribe, contact the Publications Department at

Editor & Editorial Board

Editor: Professor M Renilson, Australia
Deputy Editor: 

Link to full list of Editorial Board: