Submissions

Types of Articles Reviewed
We accept two types of articles – the first is academic based – the second is non academic articles related to the Maritime profession. Each edition will contain firstly academic articles followed by industry notes and industry articles.

Academic works should be approximately 6000-7000 words, though longer articles will be read and considered. (We are now also accepting Ph.D. Dissertations – length is not applicable in this case) – Notes and articles may be of any length.

Every author must submit a brief biography as well as the following information. Submit here.

Process:
All academic submissions are first assessed by the Senior Associate editor. The papers are then further assigned to two editors for review. Three Editors will review each paper. You will be informed of each review within 6-12 weeks (this may vary depending on various factors) of the reviews. Notes and industry articles will be reviewed by the chief editor who will correspond with the author

***Referencing: Use APA style (see this PDF file for examples to follow) (with thanks to the Asian EFL Journal) PDF


Academic Citations Criteria

*Name

*Address

*E-mail

*Brief history of professional expertise

*Qualifications

*An undertaking the work has not been published elsewhere

*Abstract


In order to assist us with web preparation, the following procedures are essential:

i) The document must be in MS Word format.

ii) The Font must be Times New Roman size 12.
…..Headings: May be Times New Roman size 14 or size 12.
…..Spacing 1.5 between lines.

iii) ‘Smart tags’ should be removed.

iv) Foot notes must not ‘pop up’ in the Document. They must appear at the end of the article.

iv) Citations -APA style.

v) Keywords: All articles must include Keywords at the beginning of the article. List 4-6 keywords to facilitate locating the article through keyword searches in the future.

vi) Graphs – Charts – either in the body of the document or at the end.

vi) Paragraphs. Double space between paragraphs. Indent the beginning of each paragraph except those immediately following a heading, quotation, example, figure, chart or table. Keep text formatting (e.g., italics, bold, etc.) to the absolute minimum necessary. Do not use full justification or forced hyphenation. All lines to be against Left .Hand Side Margin (except quotes – to be indented per APA style).

vii) Abstract
The abstract should contain an informative summary of the main points of the article, including, where relevant, the article’s purpose, theoretical framework, methodology, types of data analysed, subject information, main findings, and conclusions. The abstract should reflect the focus of the article.

Thank you for your cooperation.