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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

  • Autors can submit their paper on any of the following areas:

        • Maritime, Transport, Logistics sectors towards sustainable growth and                       development
        • Development in Shipping
        • Ship Operations and Management
        • Risk Assessment and Risk Management in Maritime Sector
        • Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection
        • Technological Developments
        • Maritime Education
        • Human Resource in Maritime Sector
        • Trade Liberalization and Shipping
        • Freight Rates Fluctuations and Forecasting
        • Commodity Markets and Shipping
        • Shipping Investment and Finance
        • Maritime Logistics
        • Multimodal Transport
        • Inland Waterways Transport
        • Maritime Statistics
        • Port Management, Port Pricing and Privatization
        • Economic and Environmental Impact of Shipping and Ports

  • Data Collection and Methodology: Authors must pay attention and identify proper data and its sources for the selected topic,  (secondary data is accepted) and the Methodology used.
  • Abstract:  Abstract is a very import aspect of any paper. Authors must pay attention and make sure that:
    • Abstract  provides proper summary of the paper, which includes: the objective of the study, research problem/question, basic structure/design, findings/result of analysis, suggestions and conclusion.
    • Abstract should be in one  paragraph of 250 to 450 words.
  • Keywords: Keywords are the most relevant words depicting the core of a paper. Authors must incorporate 3 to 10 Keywords. Keywords can be single words and/or a phrase of 2-4 words and/or acronyms and abbreviations and/or full forms of shortened words.

  • Formatting Guidlines:
    • All contribution should be made in MS-word with UK English language in A4 format with margins of office 2003 default [1"  top and bottom, 1.25" left and right]
    • Layout/Page Setup: One Column
    • Headers and footers:  0.5"
    • Page Numbers should begin from Abstract (different first page)
    • Title of the paper [Times New Roman, 14-point font, Bold, Uppercase, Centered, single space]
    • Name(s) of the author(s) [Times New Roman, 12-point font, Centered, single space]
    • Professional affiliation, address of institution and email addresses should appear in the foot note with acknowledgement (if any) [Times New Roman, 9-point font, Left aligned, single space]
    • Abstract, and keywords [Times New Roman,10-point font, 1.15 line spacing]
    • The word ‘Abstract’ should be of Times New Roman, 12-point font, Underlined, Centered aligned]
    • The word ‘Keywords’  [Times New Roman, 11-point font, Italic, left aligned]
    • Following page should begin with Section 1.
    • Body of the paper [Times New Roman, 12-point font, justified, 1.5 line space]
    • Title of the Section [Times New Roman, 12-point font, Bold, Justified, 1.5 line space, Upper case with numbering]
    • Title of the Sub-Section [Times New Roman, 12-point font, Bold, Justified, 1.5 line space, numbered]
    • Title of the Sub-Sub-Section [Times New Roman, 12-point font, justified, 1.5 line space, Italic, numbered]
    • Tables, Figures should be included in the paper and should not be at the end of the paper. Tables and Figures should follow text
    • End notes should appear at the end of the paper before references
    • Referencing style: American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Annexure or Appendices should appear at the end of the paper.

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