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THEMARITIME Economist is an active platform merging research and practice, and serves as a promotional stand for scholars, policymakers and industrial experts. A critical feature is that no articles will be written in the traditional academic format, and this will motivate and encourage scholars to freely express their works in a format easily understandable, and stimulate genuine interests, to practitioners. With several exciting sections, it also encourages people in both academia and industry to share knowledge and experiences on emerging topics, challenging issues and rising problems. The Maritime Economist is to be published quarterly, with the first issue to be published in early 2015. The submission guidelines of ME Mag can be found below.

 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

The Maritime Economist (henceforth ME Mag) is a magazine edited by the International Association of Maritime Economists. The aim of ME Mag is to combine both theoretical and practical knowledge and promote collaborations among scholars and professionals in the maritime industry. ME Mag is interested in the following topics with a maritime focus:

 

        Economics of maritime transportation (theory, models, practical controversies, etc.);

        Port governance, port competition, port utilization and other port related issues;

        Finance, asset management and investments;

        Management and leadership in the shipping business;

        Operations research, optimization and industrial engineering for maritime problems;

        Maritime policy and governance;

        Maritime business strategy;

        Maritime geography and spatial analysis;

        Behavioral science and human factor;

        Marketing;

        Cruise and ferry industries;

        Short sea shipping;

        Environmental issues and sustainability;

        Risk management;

        Intermodal transport;

        Other related topics.

 

ME Mag has a particular focus on Maritime Economics and Business while covering many related fields.

 

ME Mag has five fundamental functions:

(1)       Encouraging scholars to present their research in plain language for wider audiences of the maritime                 industry;

(2)      Promoting and encouraging R&D partnerships with non-academic institutions (firms, governmental                  offices, among others) of the maritime industry;

(3)      Encouraging young scholars to conduct research in maritime topics;

(4)      Encouraging provocative and critical research;

(5)       Support collaboration among academia and professionals.

 

Authors should keep in mind that, ME Mag is NOT only published for scholars, but it is also circulated to large society of the maritime industry and policy makers. Readers of ME Mag may not have a background on the presented topic, and authors are responsible for presenting the content of their article in a language that is clear to business and policy makers. ME Mag does not publish articles with many mathematical functions, long theoretical discussions and/or lack of practical value. Authors should always consider the perspective of professionals, business practitioners and policy makers and any other people who have general knowledge of maritime while have limited knowledge on the intended specific topic. ME Mag encourages narrative style, story-telling, metaphorical expressions and other methods of non-fiction authorship. On the other hand, each article should ensure at least one of the following dimensions:

 

-     Presenting a new topic, method, theory, perspective or model;

-     Presenting an existing academic research (already published in a scholarly-refereed journal);

-     Analyzing data, models, systems or a market with novel interpretations;

-     Criticizing an existing approach, system or thought;

-     Challenging the conventional wisdom on a particular topic of maritime;

-     Presenting a knowledge created in the business/industry practice;

-     Introducing an innovative solution to a common problem;

-     Presenting a policy or strategy;

-     Sharing information about available data and tools of interest to maritime professionals.

 

Four major sections are established to perform some of the functions of ME Mag, and each has its own concept. Authors should first review the concept of sections below and define which section fits for their (proposed) article.

Note: Authors who are not sure about the selection of proper section may send an e-mail to either a section editor which is thought to be closer to the topic and purpose of article or Editor-in-Chief for consultation.

 

 

Section Specific Notes

 

Section 1: INPLAIN

InPlain section is dedicated to academic research performed by both scholars and professionals in the maritime economics and business research. Scholars can briefly present a research which will be published shortly in an academic journal or an already published one. In such case, author should refrain using same text and should rewrite in ME Mag’s concept of easy-to-read and concise style. Therefore, it should be a kind of executive summary of the upcoming/published academic paper.

Articles in this section should be written in plain language excluding jargons and using limited number of technical terms with brief and simple descriptions.

 

Technical requirements on articles for submitting to this section are as follows:

-        Article should not exceed 2000 words plus a number of figures or tables;

-        A bionote of 80 to maximum 100 words length should be inserted at the end of the article.

 

Each article submitted to InPlain will be reviewed in terms of its intellectual value, writing style and accordance with the policy and concept of ME Mag by the section editors.

 

A proposal for consideration can be sent to editors instead of full article. Proposals should address briefly the objective, motivation and background, main idea and major results.

 

Please submit your full article or a proposal electronically to

inplain@mar-economists.org

 

 

Section 2: PROFESSION & PRACTICE

Profession and Practice section is dedicated to industry professionals for presenting innovative solutions, created knowledge and R&D results in the practice. Authors should refrain from telling success stories and focus on the drivers and requirements for successful results. This section promotes research activities at non-academic institutions and encourages to present research achievements as well as core concepts and created knowledge. Authors should present some evidences for supporting arguments.

Articles in this section should be written in plain language excluding jargons and using limited number of technical terms with brief and simple descriptions.

 

Technical requirements on articles for submitting to this section are as follows:

-        Article should not exceed 2000 words plus a number of figures or tables;

-        A bionote of 80 to maximum 100 words length should be inserted at the end of the article;

-        Author’s affiliation (e.g. name of company) will normally be indicated in bionote. However, using company logo in the article may cause an advertisement conflict. In such case, author will be contacted about using these components by sales office if the article is accepted for publication.

 

Each article submitted to Profession & Practice will be reviewed in terms of its intellectual value, writing style and accordance with the policy and concept of ME Mag by section editors.

A proposal for consideration can be sent to editors instead of full article. Proposals should address briefly the objective, motivation and background, main idea and major results.

 

Please submit your full article or a proposal electronically to

profession@mar-economists.org

 

 

Section 3: FRESHMINDS

FreshMINDS section is dedicated to young scholars and professionals (early in their [research] career) for presenting their research results, novel concepts and innovative findings or thoughts. This section promotes young scholars and professionals to express their opinions and/or criticism about the conventional concepts with proper theoretical and/or practical evidences to support their arguments.

Articles in this section should be written in plain language excluding jargons and using limited number of technical terms with brief and simple descriptions.

 

Technical requirements on articles for submitting to this section are as follows:

-        Article should not exceed 2000 words plus a number of figures or tables;

-        A bionote of 80 to maximum 100 words length should be inserted at the end of the article;

 

Each article submitted to FreshMINDS will be reviewed in terms of its intellectual value, writing style and accordance with the policy and concept of ME Mag by section editors.

A proposal for consideration can be sent to editors instead of full article. Proposals should address briefly the objective, motivation and background, main idea and major results.

 

Please submit your full article or a proposal electronically to

freshminds@mar-economists.org

 

 

Section 4: CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE section is dedicated to draw attention to critical problems in the maritime industry as well as academic research. Both scholars and professionals can submit a short article dealing with the problem and draw attention of readers to that challenging topic.

Articles in this section should be written in plain language excluding jargons and using limited number of technical terms with brief and simple descriptions.

 

Technical requirements on articles for submitting to this section are as follows:

-        Article should not exceed 1000 words plus a number of figures or tables;

-        A bionote of 80 to maximum 100 words length should be inserted at the end of the article;

 

Each article submitted to CHALLENGE will be reviewed in terms of its intellectual value, writing style and accordance with the policy and concept of ME Mag by section editors.

A proposal for consideration can be sent to editors instead of full article. Proposals should address briefly the objective, motivation and background, main idea and major results.

 

Please submit your full article or a proposal electronically to

challenge@mar-economists.org

 

 

Section 5: CASE STORIES

CASE STORIES section is dedicated to both maritime professionals and practice-oriented scholars for presenting case stories that draw readers’ attention to real world challenges and thought provoking situations and ideas. What is a case story? Without overly-specifying the content or the format, a good case story usually:

·         addresses a relevant topic that arouses the readers’ interest,

·         is about an actual event or situation that has recently happened,

·         includes real characters, quotations, dilemmas, and decisions, and

·         can be generalized to most organizations or individuals, helping to learn from others experiences.

 

Case stories should be written in plain language excluding jargon and using a limited number of technical terms with brief and simple descriptions.

 

Technical requirements on case stories for submitting to this section are as follows:

-         Case stories should not exceed 2000 words plus illustrative images;

-         A bionote for each author of 80 to maximum 100 words length should be inserted at the end of the case story.

 

If the case story focuses on specific organizations or individuals, the names may be disguised to maintain anonymity. However, any information and quotations should be factually accurate and permission should be granted to the authors for using information that is not publically available.

 

Each article submitted to CASE STORY will be reviewed in terms of its practical value, storytelling effectiveness, writing style, and accordance with the policy and concept of ME Mag by the section editors.

A proposal for consideration can be sent to editors instead of full article. Proposals should address briefly the objective, motivation and background, main idea, and the story line.

 

Please submit your full article or a proposal electronically to:

case@mar-economists.org

 

 

 

 

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