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Author Guidelines

Since Volume 3 Issue 1, the editor of the  Journal of Maritime Studies and National Integration (JMSNI) welcomes article submissions in accordance with the following new guidelines: 

A. Research Article

Articles have not been published or accepted for publication, or are being considered for publication elsewhere. In addition to the manuscript, a written statement should be attached which clarifies that the article is original and does not contain any elements of plagiarism.
Types of articles suitable for publication include the following; research reports and conceptual ideas. Articles must be written in English using academic language along with standard academic writing structure and composition. Manuscripts are typed in single space, A4 between 4.000-8.000 words in length, including references, pictures, and tables. It should be in the form of an essay which includes:

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 Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.

The introduction contains (in sequence) a general background, a state of the art review, a statement of scientific novelty, and the problems. At the end of the introduction should be written the purpose of the article. For scientific purposes, there is no bibliographical that must be written here. It is manifested in the form of a state of the art to show the scientific novelty of the study.

The method can be written as independent sub-chapters if the article becomes the research result. This section is expected to expose sources that have been used. In the meantime, the method also can be included in the introduction section if the article written using literature studies or reflective works.

Results and Discussion (It may be composed directly according to addressed issues)
Results and discussion can be presented with a title that corresponds to the problem topic. The presentation of research results is accompanied by tables, graphs, photos, tables, or other forms. Subtitles that describe the results of the research are written by following some principles as follows.
a. Written in chronological and systematic that described from beginning to end.
b. The facts arranged systematically on the basis of causal (causal), the facts of events (processes), and facts as a result. A process usually has multi-causality or conditions that create a situation for the occurrence of events.

The conclusion illustrates the problem that has been formulated. The conclusion is not repetitive, but rather on the summary of the findings of the problems.

All references referred to in the article text must be registered in the References section using the Chicago Manual of Style

The citation is required to write down for the reference section. The citation is written in the text by means of the author-date system (Rochwulanigsih 2012). The author may include page number information. Again, all referenced in the text must be registered in the reference section, and vice versa, all written in the references should be referred to in the text. Reference list format is according to Chicago Manual of Style. The reference list should appear at the end of the article and includes only literature actually cited in the manuscripts. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically. For the referral purposes, we strongly recommended to the author for using a reference management application program such as Mendeley, EndNote or Zotero, or others. 

The author(s) please download the manuscript template here.


B. Book Review


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 a 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.

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

Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article

Body article

Please choose the relevant link to find style and formatting information for the article you are going to submit. The journal uses The Chicago Manual of Style in bibliography The citation sample can be looked at that manual guideline. 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.


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-SA).

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