Scope & Submissions

ISSN 1756 0543 (Print)
ISSN 1756 0551 (Online)


The SUT’s interests and the scope of the journal are interdisciplinary, covering technological aspects and applications of topics including: diving technology and physiology, environmental forces, geology/geotechnics, marine pollution, marine renewable energies, marine resources, oceanography, salvage and decommissioning, subsea systems, underwater acoustics, underwater robotics, underwater science and underwater vehicle technologies.


The journal carries personal views, technical papers, technical briefings and book reviews. We invite such news and articles covering all aspects and applications of underwater technology. Original papers on new technology, its development and applications, or covering new applications for existing technology, are particularly welcome. All full technical papers submitted for publication are peer reviewed through the Editorial Advisory Board.

Submissions should adhere to the journal’s style and layout as outlined in the Guidelines for Authors. For more information, contact Elaine Azzopardi at .

While Underwater Technology is not ISI rated, SUT will not be charging authors for submissions.

Disclaimer and Copyright

The Society does not accept responsibility for the technical accuracy of any items printed in Underwater Technology or for the opinions expressed in such items.

The copyright of any paper published in the journal is retained by the author(s) unless otherwise stated. All authors are supplied with a PDF version of their papers once published. Authors are encouraged to make the PDF version of their papers free to download from their own websites.

Underwater Technology is available as Open Access. PDF versions of all published papers from Underwater Technology may be accessed via ingentaconnect at All issues from Volume 20 (1995) onwards are available as Open Access.

The Society for Underwater Technology encourages Underwater Technology authors to make their papers available online on their personal and/or institutional websites for Open Access. Through this arrangement the Society for Underwater Technology supports the Open Access policy not only in the UK (the RCUK policy) but also the drive towards Open Access in other countries.

Abstracting and Indexing

Abstracting and indexing services covering Underwater Technology include: American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) E–Slate; Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (Biological Sciences and Living Resources; Ocean Technology, Policy and Non-Living Resources; and Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Policy); Compendex; EBSCO Discovery Service; Fluidex; Geobase; Marine Technology Abstracts; Oceanic Abstracts; Scopus; and WorldCat Discovery Services.


Publication Policy

Underwater Technology, the journal published by the Society for Underwater Technology, is an open access journal that conforms to the GOLD OPEN ACCESS as defined under the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).  This confers free and permanent access to the research published in the journal.  Authors are also free to share and use the content of their published research how they wish.

Free public access to the final published article.  Access is immediate and permanent and is currently provided at:

Use of research published in Underwater Technology is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY).  As such the Society for Underwater Technology encourages authors to make their articles available online on their personal and/or institutional websites for open access and on research social media sites – such as Research Gate.

The Society for Underwater Technology does not currently charge a publication fee to the author.  However, it retains the right to review this policy periodically.

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