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Manuscripts should include an abstract, introduction, main titles (sub-titles), conclusion, and bibliography. Manuscripts could be both in English and Turkish and should be approximately 6,000- 8,000 words including footnotes and bibliography.
Layouts should be 4 cm from top, 2,5 cm from right, left and bottom. Abbreviations and capitalizations should be consistent throughout the text. Authors are recommended to follow single spaced in Palatino Linotype font, 11 points.
Title should be concise and informative and must be 14 points with capital letters in the center of the page. With given * footnote Author(s)’ name(s) must be located under article title with one space blank in the center of page, 12 points bold. Author information should include: • The name(s) of author(s), • The affiliation(s) of the author(s) including institution/department, city, e-mail address, • ORCID number
Abstract should set out briefly and clearly the main objectives and results/conclusions of the work. Each article must be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 200 words and it must contain no references and followed by maximum 5 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes. Abstract should be typed and single spaced in Palatino Linotype font, 11 points.
Authors are recommended to follow 1.15 lines in Palatino Linotype font, 11 points in the main text. Titles in the manuscripts should be 12 points, regular; and sub-titles be in 11 points, italic; line spacing before and after paragraphs should be 6nk (before: 6, after: 6). If there are any footnotes, 9 points should be followed.
The use of full stops in lower case abbreviations is necessary (et al., ibid., ed.). However please avoid using this type of punctuation in capitalized abbreviations (UN; Washington, DC), except for the abbreviation for the United States of America, which must include points (U.S.). Dates within the article to be given as follows: 1 June 2010, 1990s, 21st century, mid-18th century, 1991-2001. Please use double quotation marks for all quotations; and single ones for concepts that are not directly quoted (eg. so-called ‘hard power’) as well as for quotes within quotes. If the quoted sentence exceeds more than 30 words, you should omit the quotation marks, start the quote from a new line and indent the quote about 1cm from the left/right-hand margin of the page. Pages should be numbered using digit numbers in the footer of each page.
Illustrations and figures should be submitted in jpeg or pdf format in a separate word document. Type each on a separate sheet and indicate the approximate position in the text with a marginal note. The tables, graphs and figures should be in same format, numbered, titled, and referenced. Tables etc. may be used in the main text with giving reference to the number or title. See the examples below:
As seen from the Table 1. , Table 1.1.,
All articles accepted for publication will be copy-edited and proofread. Copy-edited typescripts of articles and reviews will be sent to authors; this represents the final opportunity for authors to make corrections or amendments to their work, as proofs are not circulated to authors. Foreign words accepted in English usage should be spelled in accordance with the New Oxford Dictionary of English or the Concise Oxford Dictionary.
Article references and bibliographies should be followed American Psychological Association Style (APA) throughout the manuscript. For the latest version of APA you can visit the website: Some examples:
(Author’s Surname, Year of Publication: Page(s)) (1st Author’s Surname & 2nd Author’s Surname, Year of Publication: Page(s))
Journal of Maritime Studies (JMS) aims to publish high-quality quantitative articles on political, economic, legal, historical, socio-cultural, and environmental dimensions of maritime studies at national and international levels. JMS is particularly interested in maritime history, maritime strategies, international maritime law, maritime politics & security, maritime energy & environment, political economy of maritime relations. JMS defines the field of maritime studies broadly and hopes to expand the horizons of current thinking and scholarship. JMS aims to provide forum for scholarship interested in interdisciplinary methods and contemporary debates under maritime studies.
All articles in open access which are published by JMS have undergone peer review and upon acceptance free for everyone to read and download.
All submitted articles in this journal undergo rigorous double-blind peer review process before publication. Once article is submitted to JMS journal, it takes approximately 3 months to conclude the publication process. This review process is conducted anonymously with recognized specialist scholars to the topic of the submissions. The reviewers send the review reports to JMS editorial board. The reviewers have 4 weeks to complete their review process, and they should inform their decision as soon as possible. The reviewers should report their views as “accepted”, “accepted with minor/major revision” or “decline”. Upon the completion of the review process, Editor in- Chief is responsible for the deciding which manuscript is published in the current issue. The Editor in-Chief may decide to publish reviewed articles for the next/coming issue of the journal and may get advice from the editorial team in making this decision.

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