Ships & Offshore Structures is a new international journal which provides an authoritative forum for publication and discussion of recent advances and future trends in the design, building, operation and lifetime-care of ships and offshore structures (including all types of merchant vessels, war ships, underwater vehicles, ship-shaped offshore structures, and fixed and floating offshore platforms). Ships & Offshore Structures is intended to cover the entire range of issues and technologies related to both ships and offshore structures, with a strong emphasis on their practical design, construction and operation
Whilst existing journals deal with technologies as related to specific topics, Ships and Offshore Structures will provide a systematic approach to individual technologies, to more efficiently and accurately characterize the functioning of entire systems. The journal will contain peer-reviewed research papers, articles from marine practitioners, technology case studies and analytical comments. The first issue of Ships and Offshore Structures will be published in late 2005, and subsequent publications will be issued quarterly thereafter. The chief editor of this new publication is Professor J K Paik, Director of Ship Structural Mechanics, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Pusan National University, Korea.