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Author Guidelines

Journal of Maritime Studies and National Integration publishes the following article types:

1. Research Article

Preparing before submit: Please note that the research article should be written in maximum 8.000 characters or words.

Title page

The title page should:

present a title that includes, if appropriate, the research design or for non-research studies: a description of what the article reports
list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors
if a collaboration group should be listed as an author, please list the group name as an author and include the names of the individual members of the group in the “Acknowledgements” section in accordance with the instructions below
indicate the corresponding author

Abstract

The abstract should briefly summarize the aim, findings or purpose of the article. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.

See the criteria section for this article type (located at the top of this page) for information on abstract and article word limits.

Keywords

Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.

Main text

This should contain the body of the article, and may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.

2. Book Review

Criteria

Book reviews are short articles that are written by specialists and read by the general community. The aim of a Book review is to give a brief summary of the book's strengths and weaknesses and to evaluate the book's overall usefulness to the audience it is intended for.
Here are some questions you might want to consider:

  • Who is the book intended for and does it meet the intended audience's needs?
  • What new information does it present and how might it affect the readers' practice?
  • What evidence does it present and how convincing is it?
  • Is the style, organization and size of the book appropriate for its purpose?
  • Are there any studies, facts, or ideas the authors have neglected to consider?
  • Would you like to make any further reading suggestions?
  • And last but not least: Why should anybody read this book - or why should they not? Is it an important book?

Preparing your manuscript: The article length of book review is no more than 6.000 words.

Title page
The title page should:
present a title that in the form 'Review of "book title" by [book's Author(s)]', e.g.:
Review of "The Longest Journey: Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca" by Eric Tagliaccozzo.

Author
List the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors. If a collaboration group should be listed as an author, please list the group name as an author and include the names of the individual members of the group in the “Acknowledgements” section in accordance with the instructions below
indicate the corresponding author

Book details
This should give the full reference to the book you are reviewing (including ISBN and number of pages). No further inclusion in the references is needed. For example:
Tagliaccozzo, Eric. The Longest Journey: Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca.
New York: Oxford University Press
396 pages, ISBN 978-0-19-530827-3

Keywords
Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article

Body article

References
Please choose the relevant link to find style and formatting information for the article you are going to submit.

Reference style

The Journal uses The Chicago Manual Style 16th Edition with notes and bibliography. The citation sample can be looked at that manual guideline.

As the list of references is the primary vehicle for documentation in the notes and bibliography system, authors must ensure that all sources cited in the text (and no others) are included in the references and that all bibliographical details are accurate.

File formats
The following word processor file formats are acceptable for the main manuscript document:

  • Microsoft word (DOC, DOCX)
  • Rich text format (RTF)
  • TeX/LaTeX (use BioMed Central's TeX template)

Please note: editable files are required for processing in production. If your manuscript contains any non-editable files (such as PDFs) you will be required to re-submit an editable file if your manuscript is accepted.
Note that figures must be submitted as separate image files, not as part of the submitted manuscript file. For more information, see Preparing figures below.

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this is Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA).

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