The International Marine Energy Journal (IMEJ) is a community enabled and led open access publication with the aim to publish original, high quality, state of the art articles exploiting the resources within the ocean and coastal waters, with particular emphasis on wave and tidal energy technologies (marine renewable energy) and their environmental and socio-economic aspects. Submitted articles should cover fundamental and applied research, including: case studies; field deployment and testing; techno-economic analysis and environmental and social impacts; and laboratory based studies covering wave and tidal energy.