Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Offshore and Coastal Engineering (IJOCE) is focusing on publishing original research, communication, and notes as a result of original and high-quality research. The journal also invites well-known researchers to write a review paper.

International Journal of Offshore and Coastal Engineering (IJOCE) is an academic journal on the issues related to:

  • Offshore, Coastal and Ship Design, 
  • Hydrodynamics, 
  • Structural Analysis, 
  • Production & Construction,
  • Mooring & Anchoring,
  • Ocean Energy,
  • Subsea Systems,
  • Marine Machinery & Systems,
  • Marine Transportation, 
  • Marine Tourism, 
  • Marine Economics, and other relevants.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

This is a high quality journal as it is well-reviewed and assured by scholars specifying on related areas of the studies. The scholars are invited from all reputable universities from both Indonesia and abroad. The review of article submitted in IJOCE will be conducted using single-blind review process (single anonymous review).

The reviewing process may take 4-8 weeks.

All submitted manuscripts will be checked for any potential plagiarism using ithenticate.



Publication Frequency

International Journal of Offshore and Coastal Engineering (IJOCE) is an academic journal on the issues related to natural science and technology. Published once every 6 months in May and November. It is open to all scientists, researchers, education practitioners, and other scholars.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the Open Journal System that developed by the Public Knowledge Project. The PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) allows publishers of OJS journals to digitally preserve their content. This means in the event that a journal stops publishing or goes offline, there will be a way to have continued long-term access to articles and issues.


Article Processing Charges

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. IJOCE 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

Waiver Policy

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.


State of Origin

International Journal of Offshore and Coastal Engineering (eISSN: 2580-0914), is an academic journal on the issues related to offshore, coastal and ship science, engineering and technology. Published once every 6 months in May and November. It is open to all engineers, scientists, researchers, students, practitioners and other scholars to publish any technical and scientific paper in IJOCE. This website contained our published journal from the first edition until the latest edition with open access full paper content.

Please contact us for order or further information at: email: ijoce@its.ac.id  Fax/Telp: +62-31-592 8105Editorial Office Address: Department of Ocean Engineering, ITS campus, Sukolilo, Surabaya 60111, Indonesia.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

IJOCE is a peer-reviewed electronic international journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer reviewer and the publisher (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed IJOCE is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method.

It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Pusat Publikasi Ilmiah Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember as publisher of  IJOCE takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor of the IJOCE is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions.

The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

 Contribution to Editorial Decisions 

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

 Standards of Objectivity 

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

 Acknowledgement of Sources 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

 Disclosure and Conflict of Interest 

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

 Reporting standards 

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

 Data Access and Retention 

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

 Originality and Plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

 Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication 

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

 Acknowledgement of Sources 

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

 Authorship of the Paper 

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

 Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects 

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

 Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

 Fundamental Errors in Published Works 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Plagiarism Policy

To avoid prosecution for plagiarism in articles published in this journal, the manager expects the authors to ensure that each article to be published does not constitute:

- the article has been/will be published elsewhere.

- the article has been/will be filed for a patent.

- research does not use illegal software.

All submitted manuscripts will be checked for any potential plagiarism using iThenticate.


Repository Policy

IJOCE allows authors to deposit versions of their work in ITS Digilib.


IJOCE Editor
Department of Ocean Engineering
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
Kampus ITS - Sukolilo
Surabaya 60111 - Indonesia
Phone/Fax: +62-31-592 8105
e-mail: ijoce@its.ac.id


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