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Author Guidelines

IJOCE publishes original articles on the scope of offshore and coastal engineering, science and technology. Articles are considered for publication with the condition that they have not been published or submitted for publication by other publishers.

Manuscript should be submitted online to IJOCE via the journal website. Manuscript will be reviewed by reviewers with the criteria of originality, significance, quality, and accuracy. Editorial board authorized to accept, reject, or suggest the authors to improve manuscripts.

Cover Letter should be submitted by the corresponding author, containing clear statement that the manuscript is original, free of plagiarism, has not been published elsewhere, convey the copyright for open access to IJOCE, and appropriately signed.

Corresponding Author is the author reponsible for communication with regards to the manuscript submission. Appropriate information should be given and written in the cover letter, including the full name (no abbreviation), affiliation, full address (completed with city, postcode, and country), phone, fax number, and e-mail address.

Language, manuscripts should be written in English.

Abstract, concise description (not more than 200 words) of the purpose, methods, results, and conclusions required. Keywords (not more than 6) should be provided below abstract, first keyword being the most important.

Formation, the manuscript should be composed with minimum six (6) full pages up to maximum eight (8) pages. The paper should comprise at least four (4) subtitles, namely: a) Introduction, b) Basic Theory and/or Methodology, c) Results and Discussions, d) Conclusions. Authors should prepare the manuscript in Microsoft Word and PDF according to the IJOCE Template which can be downloaded from this website.

Tables must be titled and numbered consecutively and positioned at the center. Descriptions and numbers inside the table should be typed with font size 9 or less (but they should be readable). Table’s background may be colored as necessary. Tables should be explained in the text as close to the tables as possible. Citation remark should be given by end of the label if the table is taken from a reference. 

Figures must be titled and numbered consecutively and positioned at the center. Illustrations contained in the figures including graphs, diagrams and photographs should be sharp, noise free, good contrast and good quality. Figure in color is acceptable. Figures should be adequately explained in the text, as close as possible to the figures. Citation remark by end of the title should be given if illustration in the figure is not developed by the author(s).

Revision, the manuscript suggested to be revised will be sent to the corresponding author along with the reviewer's notes. However, the author can provide rebuttal comments or suggestions.

References should be listed by end part of the manuscript in the style as exemplified below. Where available, DOI number for the references should be mentioned appropriately.


  1. Timoshenko, S. and Goodier, J.N.: Theory of Elasticity. 2nd Ed., Mc Graw-Hill, New York, 1951
  2. Misra, S.C.: Design Principles of Ships and Marine Structures. CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, 201
  3. ABS: Guide for Spectral-Based Fatigue Analysis for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Installation. American Bureau of Shipping, ABS Plaza, Houston, TX, USA, 2010
  4. API: Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing, and Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms-Working Stress Design. API RP 2A-WSD, 22nd Ed., American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC, USA, 2014


  1. Kurian, V.J., Ng, C.Y. and Liew, M.S.: An experimental investigation of the responses of classic spar platform subjected to bi-directional waves. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology 9(1): 11-17, 2015 DOI:10.19026/rjaset.9.1370
  2. Chen, X.: Offshore hydrodynamics and applications. The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering V.4, N.3, pp. 124–142, 2011


  1. Wichers, J. E.W.: Wave-current interaction effects on moored tankers in high seas. Offshore Technology Conference, Paper No. OTC5631, Houston, TX, USA, 1988
  2. Fossli, B. and Hendriks, S.: PRD12,000 drill ship; increasing efficiency in deep water operations. SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2008

Electronic documents:

  1. Osei-Badu, A.: Building FPSO in Ghana not possible – MODEC. Ghana Chamber of Oil Bulk Distributors, June 22, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2017 from
  2. Offshore Energy Today: World’s largest semi-submersible rig delivered in South Korea. July 18, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2017 from


  1. Sugimo, G.S., Ngatemo, J.K., Sastromenggolo, B. and Kario, M.D.: Chaotic behavior of floating structure in rogue waves. Research Report A-06-2012, Institute of Research and Public Services ITS, Surabaya, Indonesia, September, 2012


  1. Dhana, A.: A study of the structural response characteristics due to wave excitation on semi-submersible drilling rig with rectangular section of vertical columns and pontoons. Final Year Project. Department of Ocean Engineering, ITS, Surabaya, Indonesia, 2013 (in Bahasa Indonesia)
  2. Perwitasari, R.N.: Hydrodynamics interaction and mooring analysis for offloading between FPSO and LNG shuttle tanker. Master Thesis, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, 2010
  3. Karjanto, N.: Mathematical aspects of extreme water waves. Doctorate Dissertation, University of Twente, the Netherlands, 2006

Correspondence of delivered manuscript needs to mention title, name of composer, and date of delivery of manuscript, but we encourage author to send it by email.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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It is the formal policy of the International Journal of Offshore and Coastal Engineering (IJOCE) to own the copyrights to all copyrightable material in its technical publications and to the individual contributions contained therein, in order to protect the interests of the International Journal of Offshore and Coastal Engineering (IJOCE), its authors and their employers, and, at the same time, to facilitate the appropriate re-use of this material by others.  The International Journal of Offshore and Coastal Engineering (IJOCE) distributes its technical publications throughout the world and does so by various means such as hard copy, microfiche, microfilm, and electronic media.  It also abstracts and may translate its publications, and articles contained therein, for inclusion in various compendiums, collective works, databases and similar publications.



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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 1000000.00 (IDR)

IJOCE publishes open-access articles. Article processing charges (APC) of Rp1,000,000 for Indonesian authors or US$70 for international authors are obliged for accepted papers. There are no charges upon submission and rejected articles, figures, or supplementary data. Editorial items (Editorials, Corrections, Additions, Retractions, Letters, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge. The authors will be sent the detailed invoice along with the acceptance notification.

APCs cover the following:

  1. The editorial procedure, including administration related to peer review, author revisions, and final decision-making. IJTech employs in-house staff to manage most of this process, leaving editorial board members to make critical scientific decisions and allowing them to concentrate on their research.
  2. Article production includes professional language editing, type-setting, formatting, and production in PDF, XML, HTML, and Epub formats.
  3. Article hosting and dissemination include website maintenance efforts and linking with indexing databases.
  4. Journal administration, including managing the journal website and editorial board and promotion of the journal among the research community

If you can not afford  to pay for the APC (e.g., because your institution or funder will not cover the fee), you can apply for financial aid by contacting the journal editor. Waiver requests must be made before the submission of a data article. However, it is not going to affect the review process. Please get in touch with the editors to discuss waiver options or the APC in general. The authors need to describe the educational background, how publishing the ijoce benefits you, and financial circumstances. Editors may decide a discount or full waiver by considering the ability to pay the APC.


IJOCE Editor
Department of Ocean Engineering
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
Kampus ITS - Sukolilo
Surabaya 60111 - Indonesia
Phone/Fax: +62-31-592 8105


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