About the Journal

About the journal

The International Marine Energy Journal (IMEJ) is a community enabled and led open access publication with the aim to publish original, high quality, state of the art research and review articles exploiting the resources within the ocean and coastal waters, with particular emphasis on wave and tidal energy technologies (marine renewable energy) and their environmental and socio-economic aspects. IMEJ is published by the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC).

Open access

The International Marine Energy Journal is fully open access. For full details please see the open access statement.


The International Marine Energy Journal has a single-blind peer review process with a minimum of two peer reviewers per article. All manuscripts are pre-screened for plagiarism before being sent out for review. Please familiarize yourself with the journal's Transparency and Ethics Statement to ensure that you understand the processes and ethical standards required.


IMEJ is indexed in Scopus and as of May 2022 has a Citescore tracker value of 1.8. It is also listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has been accepted for inclusion within Engineering Village.


Articles published by the International Marine Energy Journal are archived at the British Library, so even if the journal ceases publication, articles will remain accessible in perpetuity.

Digitally identifiable

The International Marine Energy Journal gives each published article a Digital Object Identifier, registered with CrossRef.

Free submission and processing

There are currently NO Article Processing Charges (APC), submission charges any any other fees to be paid in order to publish an article in IMEJ; publication is free. We may introduce an APC in the future, but not until 2022 at the earliest.

For manuscripts where the first author and the corresponding author are employed at an institution headquartered in a country classified as Low income or Lower middle income (by the World Bank), submission and processing will always be free.

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Please go to our submission page for full instructions.