The IMarEST is committed to disseminating its research and scholarly material as widely as possible. We see this as a fundamental part of our charitable purpose in advancing the understanding and practice of marine engineering, science and technology, and in support of our vision for “a world where marine resources and activities are sustained, managed and developed for the benefit of humanity”.
Open Access Policy
Maximising the distribution of knowledge, by providing free, online access, is the most effective way to ensure that the research we bring together through our conferences in marine engineering, science and technology can be accessed, read and cited by others, which in turn will enrich understanding and accelerate progress.
In support of this, the Institute has implemented an open access policy for all IMarEST conference proceedings published since it became a member of Crossref in 2017. Membership of Crossref enables the Institute to issue Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to make its research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess.
Subject to publishers’ copyright policy, all final IMarEST conference proceedings from 2017 onwards will be issued with a DOI and published using an appropriate Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY) on the open access digital repository Zenodo so they may be freely accessed and shared for the benefit of all. We do not charge authors to publish their papers as open access, and we do not recover any costs incurred from publishing in any way.
Matters relating to open access publishing at the Institute are governed by the Publications Supervisory Board, and supporting services delivered by the IMarEST Technical team.
Some of our older conference proceedings are available in print as part of the IMarEST Collection at Lloyd's Register Foundation's Heritage & Education Centre in London, which is open to the public.
Membership of the IMarEST is open to all, whether you are a student, just starting out in your career, an experienced professional or just someone who is interested in marine engineering, science or technology or our work.