Alpha Science International Limited
in association with

Narosa Publishing House

is pleased to announce the launch of the bi-annual

The issues will be published in
March and September each year


ISSN 0975-301X

Rapid expansion in sectors of ocean and ship technology is imperative for growth. Understanding the present technological needs and keeping in mind diversification of this broad area and the inter-disciplinary nature of research contributing to ocean and ship technology, this journal Journal of Ocean and Ship Technology (JOST) is being launched aimed at cooperating with Universities, Industries and Research Laboratories.

Published on behalf of the Department of Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, which has, since its inception in 1952, made giant strides in imparting the best technical education and in the past five decades made significant contributions to the development of Shipbuilding industry, the Navy and allied offshore industries, the issues will be published in January and July each year.

Editorial Board


Prof. Dr. Nisith R. Mandal
Department of Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur - 721 302

Dr. Sukomal Mandal, India
Dr. P.Vethamony, India
Dr. Yasuyuki Nakagawa, Japan
Dr. Tetsuya Hiraishi, Japan
Prof. Yasumi Kawamura, Japan
Prof. Purnendu K. Das, U.K.
Prof. Richard Lee Storch, USA
Prof. Alan L. Rowen, USA

Prof. R. Ajit Shenoi, U.K.
Prof. A. H. Sheikh, Australia
Dr. Avijit Gangopadhyay, U.S.A.
Dr. Dileep K. Krishnan, India
Dr. Tanmay Sarkar, U.K.
Prof. K.Prasad Rao, India
Prof. Torgeir Moan, Norway

The broad objectives of JOST are to:

Create a platform for knowledge sharing and dissemination on latest advances
Promote synergy between academia and industry
Promote awareness in thrust areas of technological advances through strong linkage between scientific community and industry


JOST will publish original articles and technical papers related to the following broad areas:

Coastal & Ocean Engineering
Design & Production of Marine Vehicles
Marine Structures
Marine Hydrodynamics
Welding Technology
Marine Corrosion
Renewable ocean energy
Coastal Hydrodynamics
Applications of CAD/CAM in Marine Technology
Marine Environment
Marine Acoustics
Port & Harbour Engineering
Other related areas


Invitation to Authors

Papers are invited from authors on the topics mentioned.

Guidelines for preparing the Manuscript:

" Manuscript should be prepared in English, in MSWORD format with single spacing in single column on standard A4 size paper with 12pt Times New Roman font.
" Print area should be 5.75 inches in width x 8 inches in height including running head and folio number.
" Abstract of the paper should be typed in single line spacing in single column with not exceeding 200 words.
" Soft copy of the manuscript can be submitted to:
" Submission of manuscript by soft copy, subject name in email should be mentioned as "Paper Submission for JOST".

Maximum length of Papers involving technical works should be between 2500 and 3500 words. Papers involving short technical communication should be limited to 1500 - 2500 words.

Structure of the paper: The structure listed below is recommended for final preparation of the manuscript:

Introduction, background and purpose of the study, review of the work, methodology and procedures used, results and discussion, summary and conclusions, references. Authors are encouraged to use Appendices in Technical papers for detailed explanation where appropriate.

The first page of the manuscript should contain the following in same order: (i) Title of the paper (14 pt Times New Roman font - bold), (ii) Name(s) of author(s) (12pt. ital. upper lower), (iii) Institutional affiliation, full postal address including email address (in 9pt. roman), (iv) Email address of corresponding author (in 9pt. roman), and (v) Abstract not exceeding 200 words. Leave ½ inch space after your email address.

All Sections and Sub-sections should be numbered. Sections can be divided into sub-sections if necessary e.g. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, -------------1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3 etc.

Tables and Figures should be typed along with the text. Each Table and Figure should have a number and caption at the top. Figures should be in high resolution and inserted appropriately in the body of the text close to the text reference.

All cited References must be at the end of the manuscript in the format given below and in alphabetical order.

Referencing Style


For Journal papers
Adams, T.M., Tang, A.Y.S. and Wiegand, N. (1993). Spatial data models for managing subsurface data. Journal of Computation in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 7(3): 260-277.

For Text Books/ Reports
Anderson, M.P. and Woessner, W.W. (1992). Applied Groundwater Modeling. Academic Press, San Diego, pp381.

For Conference/Symposium Papers
Ayibotele, N.B. (1992). The world's water: Assessing the resource. Proceedings of the International Conference on Water and the Environment: Development Issues for 21st Century, 26-31 January 1992, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 1.1-1.25.

For Chapters in Edited Books
Haan, C.T. and Storm, D.E. (1996). Nonpoint Source Pollution Modeling with GIS. In: V.P. Singh and M. Fiorentino (editors), Geographical Information Systems in Hydrology, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, pp. 323-338.

For Internet Articles
IPCC (2001). Third Assessment Report --- Climate Change 2001. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (accessed on June 15, 2003).

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