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Our titles include: The Naval ArchitectShip & Boat International, Shiprepair & MaintenanceWarship Technology, Offshore Marine Technology, Marine Power & Propulsion and the two annual series, Significant Ships and Significant Small Shipsprovide regular, comprehensive and independent coverage of major technical developments in the maritime industry worldwide.

Magazines are published in printed and digital format.  Digital issues may be read on a PC, tablet or smartphone through the RINA Publications App, available through the App Store and Google Play.


Since 1860 the Institution has published over 5000 peer reviewed technical papers covering research and development in all sectors of the maritime industry. The papers and subsequent discussions published in the Transactions as  Part A - International Journal of Maritime Engineering (IJME) and  Part B - International Journal of Small Craft Technology (IJSCT) 

The Transactions are published in printed and digital format, and on CDROM.

Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% - sulphur marine fuel

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects together with a number of shipping, refining, fuel supply and standards organisations have worked together to produce Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% - sulphur marine fuel released on 20 August 2019. The publication has been developed by experts from across shipping, refining, supply and testing of marine fuels. 

Click here to view a copy of the Guidance

Conference Proceedings

The reviewed technical papers presented at conferences are published as Conference Proceedings.

These give access to a broad range of experience and opinion on research, development and operation in fields ranging from small craft to larger sea-going vessels and offshore structures.

Conference proceedings are published in printed format, and also on CDROM containing papers and MSPowerPoint presentations. 

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RINA Affairs

The Institution's online newsletter provides members with a regular report on Institution and Branch activities. More about RINA Affairs

RINA eNewsletters

The Institution's eNewsletters The Naval Architect eNews; Offshore Marine Technology eNews; Ship & Boat eNews; Shiprepair & Maintenance eNews; Warship Technology eNews and  Events eNews are available to members and non-members, giving regular updates on technical developments in the maritime industry, forthcoming events, etc

The eNewsletters are published online, and may be read on PC or tablet and smartphone through the free RINA eNewsletter and RINA Events eNews apps, available through Apple Store and Google Play.

RINA Bookshop

All RINA publications may be obtained from the RINA bookshop.  More about the RINA Bookshop


The e-Library gives one-stop access to journals, published and unpublished papers, reports, presentations etc, available to members. 

Members wishing to submit an item for inclusion in the e-Library should forward it to .  Where such items are subject to copyright, permission must be obtained before submission.

Publications Search & Order

The Publications Database lists all RINA publications by title, abstract and author.  Publications may be ordered and paid for online.  Other publications are also listed, some of which may be downloaded free of charge.

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