Transactions of Navigation

Transactions of Navigation publishes papers of the highest quality in all areas of navigation. It is edited by the editorial board of Japan Institute of Navigation (JIN) and published by the Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic (J-Stage). The J-Stage is an electronic journal publishing system for journals of academic societies and research papers.(

How to Submit

Authors should submit their manuscripts to Japan Institute of Navigation via email with an application form for the Transactions of Navigation. Their manuscripts should be in two file formats. One is a manuscript in MS-Word format and the other is that in PDF format. They are also requested to pay the publication fee that depends on the number of pages.

For more details, please refer to guidelines for Authors.

Greetings from the president on publishing a new journal in English – “Transactions of Navigation”

The Japan Institute of Navigation was established in November 1948, as an association for promoting maritime research in Japan. Raising the social standing of this prestigious institute with a history of close to seventy years is essential for its future development at the national and international levels.

The realm of the JIN encompasses an academic area very close to the practical field, started with the safe and efficient operation of ships, and developed further to include logistics and aviation. Traditionally, the Journal of the JIN reported advances in national and international research; however, these papers presented in Japanese were not adequately recognized internationally. The members of the JIN submitted papers in English to various overseas journals, which served only to showcase their research internationally. Some foreign researchers also translated Japanese research papers into their own language for reference. Enhanced social standing and contribution of the Institute to society are indispensable for its development. Statements are also necessary from the Institute to society in general, both at the national and international levels. Henceforth, even the JIN must respond to demands for research that contributes to discussions on formulating international standards as typified by environmental issues in fields such as marine, logistics and aviation. Under such circumstances, the Institute cannot restrict its activities to only Japan, and the start of a new journal in English has become an urgent issue. Thanks to the cooperation of the members of the Institute, the start of a new journal in English has become a reality. This journal in English will accept research reports from members in Japan as well as from persons overseas. The issue from now on will be how best to collect research papers of high quality for the journal. The Institute hopes to develop and move forward aggressively supported by members and research personnel in the field of navigation and solicits the cooperation of all the members of the Institute. Regards to all.

Ruri Shoji

President of Japan Institute of Navigation