For Authors

The Journal of Sailing Technology (ISSN 2475-370X) is an online peer reviewed publication of the SNAME SC-2 Sailing Craft Panel. The objective of the Journal is to encourage the exchange of research, for the benefit of the various communities within the sailboat technology professions.

Submission and Template

Authors should submit to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Ignazio Maria Viola (, the following documents:

  1. a cover letter including
    1. the name and title of the corresponding Author;
    2. telephone number of the corresponding Author;
    3. email address of the corresponding Author;
    4. title of the article;
    5. a brief explanation of why the manuscript is a good fit for the journal;
  2. the article in Microsoft Word or PDF formatted in accordance with this template.

Articles must be written either in American or British English. Articles that have been carefully proofread will be accepted for review, while articles that are clearly unacceptable will be returned to the Author(s) without being reviewed.

There is no limitation to the maximum number of pages.

Articles must be original, must not have been published previously or be pending publication anywhere else, and cannot be under review by any other forum. However, articles previously published in SNAME conferences and workshops can be submitted without changes to the Journal of Sailing Technology. Articles invited for a Journal of Sailing Technology’s Special Issue on a conference/workshop, can be submitted without changes from the original version submitted to that conference/workshop.

Metadata underpinning the results, and additional material such as, for instance, videos and simulations, can be submitted in separate files and will be made available together with the electronic version of the paper on the journal’s website. Metadata and additional material will not be peer reviewed.

Review Process

All submissions to the Journal of Sailing Technology will be reviewed by at least two reviewers in approximately 8 weeks. The Editor will decide to accept, accept with revisions or reject an article. Short research articles under 3000 words will be reviewed within 4 weeks.

Publication of Articles

The corresponding Author of an article accepted for publication will receive by email an Article Acceptance Notice and instructions for submittal of the final article.


Once the article is accepted for publication, all authors must assign copyright to SNAME using the Copyright Transfer Agreement. It is assumed that, when an Author submits an article to the Journal of Sailing Technology, s/he is the legal copyright holder and no other claim to the copyright exists.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Please read our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.


If you have any questions about the preparation or submission of your article, please send an email to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Ignazio Maria Viola,

If you are interested in submitting an article for the Journal of Sailboat Technology, please submit letter and draft to the Editor.