Guide for Contributors

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Style and Formatting

Language: Papers should be written in English. Either British or American style is accepted but should be consistent through the whole manuscript.

Units: The SI units should be used.

Typescript: Electronic manuscripts should be prepared in double-spaced format with a font size of 12 points.

Title and Author: Title of paper should be concise, informative and in capital letters. Author(s) and affiliation(s) should appear below the title.

Abstract and Keywords: Abstract should not exceed 250 words; Keywords should not exceed 4 words.

Headings: Headings for sections should be centered and numbered with Roman numerals. Headings for subsections should start from the left-hand margin and numbered with Arabic numerals.

Equations and Mathematical Formulas: All equations and mathematical formulas should be typewritten. Equations should be numbered serially on the right-hand side by Arabic numerals in parentheses.

Length: The manuscript should not exceed 8,000 words (10 printed pages in the Journal), including title, authors and affiliations, abstract, text, figures, tables, and references.

Figures and Tables: All figures and tables should be numbered and have descriptive captions.

References: Please follow the Vancouver 3 style.

Word template: Accepted articles must use this Word template to speed up the process of publication.

Manuscripts are reviewed with the understanding that the same work has not been published nor has been presented under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors of accepted manuscripts should agree to transfer the copyright for the article to the JMST and submit their final versions in electronic form adhering to the style of the JMST.

Transfer of Copyright Agreement

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Publication Fee

Publication Fee Policy

All articles published in Journal of Marine Science and Technology (ISSN: 1023-2796) are published in full open access. In order to provide the full access service to readers, and to cover all costs of publication, each article accepted after peer review will be charged 19500 NTD or 650 USD before typesetting. This payment is effective from the submission on August 1, 2021.

Discount of Publication Fee for Referees of Submitted Manuscript. As a courtesy, the Journal of Marine Science and Technology will offer Invited Referees a 50% discount of Publication Fee if they are the corresponding author of an accepted article that is submitted to the JMST within one year of their service.