About the Journal


Oceans are important for humans. We have relied on them, extending from coasts to offshore zones. The sea is much more than just a “highway made of water” to transport goods and people. Coastal areas are valuable. Coastal protection and management are important for community development. Sustainable exploitations of oceanic resources while managing marine pollution are required. Understanding them is a foundation for the sustainable use of maritime resources.    

          MTR is a peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of maritime technology. It provides a forum for discussion of current issues, new ideas, and developments, as well as breakthroughs in coastal and oceanic arenas. The range of topics extends from coastal zone to deep ocean, including engineering, environment, logistics, as well as other management aspects such as maritime policy, maritime education, and the well-being of seafarers.


 Topics of interest

The coverage of Maritime Technology and Research (MTR) includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Maritime and port management such as maritime logistics and supply chains, container and yard management, maritime economics, port design and planning, maritime safety and risk assessment, maritime history, maritime laws and policy, piracy, seafarers’ welfare and health, and maritime education
  • Oceanographic earth and management such as coastline, bathymetry, marine pollution, ship-generated wastes, and green technology in maritime transportation
  • Marine and coastal resources such as mangroves, seagrasses, sediments, ocean energy, and sustainable utilization. However, topics that are purely related to marine biology are outside the scope of MTR 
  • Marine and offshore engineering such as material improvement for marine applications, marine corrosion, marine structural mechanics, naval architecture, offshore structures, ship design, ship resistance and propulsion, ship spare parts, subsea and underwater technology
  • Coastal engineering and management such as integrated coastal management, coastal structures, beach management, coastal erosion, coastal simulations, port and waterfront structures
  • Maritime navigation such as navigational safety, navigational techniques, ship maneuvering


 Publication frequency


Issue 1 : January - March

Issue 2 : April - June

Issue 3 : July - September

Issue 4 : October - December


Peer review process

After submission, MTR will screen for plagiarism by its internal system. If the plagiarism percentage is greater than 20 % (except the reference list), the submission will be rejected immediately. MTR implements a double-blinded review system with at least 2 expert reviewers. In this way, MTR can ensure that comments from the reviewers are academically sound and their recommendations are useful for authors.

          Once, the reviewers accept to review, it will take 3-4 weeks to complete the review. If a reviewer recommends "re-submit for review", the revised manuscript will be sent back to the same reviewer for re-evaluation. If a reviewer recommends "revision", the Editor-in-chief will perform a thorough check on how the authors address all reviewers’ comments, and decide whether or not the revision should be sent to the same reviewers for re-assessment. A second or third revision is possible. There may be a case when even a revision is rejected because the authors do not seriously consider the reviewers' comments and address them critically. Please read the whole review process here.


 Accepted article types

  Research article

MTR accepts and publishes original research articles that contribute to advancements in maritime society. A research article should be well-structured and contain novelty that makes a significant contribution to how to explore, utilize, or manage the ocean and coast more sustainably. The average number of words in a research article is 7,000 words.

     Review article

MTR welcomes review articles on emerging topics of current interest. There is no page limit as long as the article contains the necessary content for the review. A review article should comprehensively summarize the current understanding of an ocean-related topic and should be based on an extensive collection of previously published research. A systematic review is also welcome. The average number of words in a review article is 8,000 words. Longer manuscripts are acceptable as long as their contents are critical and relevant.


 Submission and publication charge policy

Supported by the Faculty of International Maritime Studies (Kasetsart University, Thailand), MTR aims to be a venue for researchers to share advancement. We believe that sharing research results without the publication charge involved can strengthen our maritime community. We do not want to make a profit. Submissions and publications are free of charge. Readers can freely download articles without any fee or registration.


 Open access policy

MTR applies Creative Common BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License (Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0).

          Creative Commons public licenses provide a standard set of terms and conditions that creators and other rights holders may use to share original works of authorship and other material subject to copyright and certain other rights specified in the public license. By exercising the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public license rights, MTR accepts and agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License.


 Ownership and management

MTR is owned, published, and managed by the Faculty of International Maritime Studies, Kasetsart University, Thailand.


 Copyright and licensing

1. When submitting to MTR, the authors agree to the following copyrights,

     (a) Subject to the conditions hereinafter expressed, the authors hereby grant to the Faculty of International Maritime Studies, Kasetsart University during the legal term of the copyright, the sole and exclusive right of publication of the article in the manner and form as the MTR deems fit.

     (b) The authors shall reserve their rights to any invention revealed in the article worthy of patent protection.

     (c) The authors shall reserve their rights to use part or whole of the article in any dissertation, related research, or operations for either profit- or non-profit distributions, as long as the MTR is acknowledged.

      (d) The authors shall reserve their rights to make copies for the whole or part of the article for the purpose of teaching and lectures, seminars, presentations, and other business-related operations.

      (e) The Faculty of International Maritime Studies, Kasetsart University shall reserve the rights to use any context of the article for academic purpose.

2. The Faculty of International Maritime Studies, Kasetsart University may assign its interest in the copyright of the article hereby granted by the authors to any person, company or firm as it deems fit, suitable and appropriate to publish the article (hereinafter referred to as the “Publisher”).


 Revenue sources

Submission and publication with MTR are free of charge, with no APC, and no kind of payment is required. Financially supported by the Faculty of International Maritime Studies (Kasetsart University, Thailand), MTR aims to be a venue for researchers to share advancement. We do not want to make a profit.


 Advertisement policy

MTR has been actively reaching out to academia and the general public in order to continually increase its reputation and acknowledgment. MTR maintains transparency throughout its advertising policy. Relevant and appropriate advertising activities, such as joining academic conferences, educational programs, and research institutes, have been carried out. MTR also offers itself as a partner journal of the related conferences. Most importantly, none of our advertising partners has any influence over the editorial decisions. The editor of MTR always ensures that every submission will undergo a fair, double-blind, standard peer review process. MTR critically places its emphasis on ethics and professionalism, upholding the highest publication standards.


 Direct marketing policy

MTR promotes its content through faculty members, editorial board members, and students. Invitation e-mails have been periodically sent to researchers to call for papers. The editorial members help disseminate and solicit submissions to MTR. Faculty members and students are encouraged to make use of the contents published in MTR to advance their knowledge and research competency.  


 Journal history

MTR was launched to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the Faculty of International Maritime Studies, Kasetsart University, Thailand in 2019. Originally, it published only 2 issues per year. Later on, MTR received great interest from international maritime communities and increased its publication frequency to 4 issues per year. 

          MTR has been indexed by Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre to be in Tier-1 (a category of the best Thai journals). In other words, MTR has been domestically regarded as the best Thai journal, specializing in the ocean only.

          On 30 January 2024, MTR was accepted for Scopus. Contents from the past 4 years (starting from Jan 2020) have also been indexed in Scopus.