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  • SMS achieves Level 1 recognition: New progress for Sustainable Marine Structures


    We are thrilled to announce that Sustainable Marine Structures (SMS) has successfully passed a rigorous assessment by the Norwegian Council for Higher Education and Skills and has been recognized as a Level 1 journal.

    We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our editorial board members Associate Professor Lin Li, University of Stavanger, Norway, and Editor-in-Chief Professor Erkan Oterkus and Professor Xiang Yuan Zheng for their outstanding contribution in this process. Their dedication and hard work have contributed to this well-deserved recognition. We look forward to seeing the continued success and growth of SMS in the future.

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  • Welcome to be our Guest Editors!


    Sustainable Marine Structures is seeking potential guest editors, whether this is your first editorial experience or you already have excellent organizational experience. Our editorial team will be on hand to support you and make your experience more positive. We hope to increase the visibility of SMS while being able to publish research that provides leading momentum on a variety of topical issues in sustainable ocean research. We look forward to hearing from qualified researchers who are interested in this exciting opportunity to contribute to the field of sustainable ocean structures.

    You can become a Guest Editor in two ways:

    1. Received a contribution invitation (Topics suggested by the Editors and Editorial Board Members, and you are an acknowledged expert on a particular topic).
    2. Submit a proposal for a special issue to our journal (In addition to a topic suggested by the Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board Members, you may also propose any theme for a Special Issue that fits the scope of the journal).

    Those wishing to guest edit a Special Issue should submit a proposal to the editorial office at:

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  • Call for Papers!


    Sustainable Marine Structures  is looking for more partners and welcomes cooperation from universities and laboratories to promote the development of sustainable marine environment and marine engineering. Specific proposals can be submitted to the office:


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  • Special Issue :Marine Structures under Special Loads


    Guest Editor

    Prof. Chandrasekaran Srinivasan
    Madras Institute of Technology, India

    Prof. Arvind Kumar Jain

    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,India

    Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar

    Karnataka Institute of Technology, Surathkal - 575025, India


    Special Issue Information (Call for Papers)

    Marine structures are conventional in design but special in counteracting various environmental loads. Both the superstructure and substructure need special attention in terms of materials, design perspectives, and construction methods. Even retrofitting, and repair is crucial because of the fact that marine structures are most often subjected to repairs while they are in service. Further, it needs advanced tools to inspect and carry out repairs underwater. While the above issues are handled through intelligent interception by the practicing marine engineers, the estimate of design loads including fire load, impact loads, blast loads, ice loads, and additional loads that arise from bio-fouling need a critical revisit.
    Design codes are also mostly silent about the estimate of such loads on marine structures, due to their stochastic nature and randomness. As a result, practicing engineers are not exposed to the recent advancements in estimating such loads and design procedures of marine structures .

    The special issue shall be dedicated to integrating the academic, industrial, and research professionals while helping each other in understanding these critical issues. International Journal of Sustainable Marine Structures invite original contributions from the academia, practicing engineers, and researchers addressing the above concerns.

    The scope of this special issue are (but nott limited to) as follows:

    1. corrosion protection methods, innovative materials (like composites) for marine applications, Special chemical admixtures, and application procedures for repair and retrofitting of marine structures
    2. Repair, retrofitting, and Reliability studies on lifetime prediction of marine structures under special loads that include (but not limited to) fire load, impact loads, blast loads, ice loads, and additional loads that arise from bio-fouling
    3. Repair and rehabilitation of marine structures
    4. Effective construction techniques and project management tools for marine structural engineering
    5. Marine structures for shoreline protection
    6. Foundation for marine structures

    How to Submit your Manuscript?
    Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website or sent an e-mail to for consultation. All articles will be peer-reviewed and research articles, review articles and short communications will also be considered.

    Article Processing Charges
    the APC of the journal is $1200. As a special issue, we charge only $400 to encourage more professional authors to contribute.If the article can be submitted by the end of April, we will offer a 50% discount ($200) .


    Deadline to submit extended abstract: 30th June 2022
    Review report of shortlisted papers: 30th June 2022
    Submission of full paper, technical note etc: 15th July 2022
    Online publication: 30th July 2022

    Manuscripts can be submitted before the deadline.


    Table of Contents EditorialMarine Structures under Special LoadsChandrasekaran Srinivasan
    Article ID: 669
     PDFArticlesStructural Integrity Analysis of Containers Lost at Sea Using Finite Element MethodSelda Oterkus, Bingquan Wang, Erkan Oterkus, Yakubu Kasimu Galadima, Margot Cocard, Stefanos Stefanos, Jami Buckley, Callum McCullough, Dhruv Boruah, Bob Gilchrist
    Article ID: 505

    PDF11-17Dynamic Analysis of Splash-zone Crossing Operation for a Subsea TemplateAdham M. Amer, Lin Li, Xinying Zhu
    Article ID: 596

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  • Call for Reviewers


    Reviewers are critical to the publication process. Sustainable Marine Structures is looking for reviewers who excel in their field of study and have practical experience to join the Sustainable Marine Structures Reviewer Panel. We also welcome applications from renowned editors.

    Please read the following points before applying:

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