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  • Call for Papers: 2020-2021

    Current is accepting submissions for publications for 2020-2021. We welcome and publish research and evaluation articles, activities and learning models, commentaries and letters to the editor, and book/media reviews.

    The journal is fully indexed, peer-reviewed and fully open access. It has an overall focus on the broad field of marine education. Topics that are encouraged for submission are (but not exclusively):

    • marine and aquatic education research
    • ocean literacy
    • STEM learning activities
    • program evaluations
    • science communication
    • marine science, aquatic science, and oceanography
    • marine and aquatic art
    • maritime history and literature

    Submit Now: We accept online submissions via our journal website. See Author Guidelines for further information. Alternatively, please contact the editorial team for more information here.

    Submissions can be sent throughout the year. Articles are currently being compiled for issues to be published in late 2020 and early 2021.

    CJME occasionally publishes theme issues sponsored and funded by other organizations on topics relevant to marine education. Past themes have included ocean literacy, climate change, ocean acidification, and polar seas among others. If you organization would like to sponsor a theme issue of Current please contact the editor here.

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  • Re-launch of Current: The Journal of Marine Education

    Current: The Journal of Marine Education is transforming from a closed, pdf-designed system to an open access, broadly available publishing system. The NMEA Board is excited to make the journal content more available to a wider audience by improving the digital tagging of content and releasing the full text for anyone to read through an Open Access publishing model.

    The new online platform will also help the Editorial Team to speed up the peer-review process of papers by improving correspondence tracking and digital editing. By moving to an open access system, we hope to serve the global marine education community with a regular publishing schedule and seamless online system. From now on we will only accept papers submitted through the online platform. For those of you who would like to contribute to the next issue, see our updated instructions for authors here. The updated peer-review policy is described here.

    The NMEA Current Committee is currently seeking a new Editor. They will be involved in the process of evaluating manuscripts for publication and managing many publication aspects of the journal.

    On behalf of NMEA, I hereby invite you to read and reuse the content of our journal to further knowledge about the marine and aquatic education. We hope that this new open and digital policy further our mission of ‘making known the world of water’.

    If you have any further questions, or would like to be added to our database of reviewers, please contact us at


    Meghan E. Marrero, EdD

    NMEA President, 2018-19

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