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WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs

WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs

The international Journal for professionals in maritime administration, industry and education

Editor-in-Chief: Dong-Wook Song

ISSN: 1651-436X (print version)
ISSN: 1654-1642 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13437

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Dong-Wook Song, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden

IAMU Section Editor

Boris Sviličić, University of Rijeka, Croatia 

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Jens U. Schröder-Hinrichs, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden

Editorial Board

Tundi Agardy, Marine Ecosystem Services (MARES) Program, Washington, DC, USA
Rosalie Balkin, International Maritime Organization (IMO), London, UK
Michael Barnett, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK
Bradley Barr, School of Marine Sciences and Ocean Engineering, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, USA
Pierre Cariou, Euromed Management, Marseille, France
Heike Deggim, International Maritime Organization (IMO), London
Peter Ehlers, International Max-Planck-Research School for Maritime Affairs, Hamburg, Germany
Åsa Ek, Lund University, Department of Design Sciences, Lund, Sweden
Craig J.S. Forrest, University of Queensland, T.C. Beirne School of Law, Brisbane, Australia
Henri Fouché, University of South Africa (Unisa), Department of Criminology and Security Science, Pretoria, South Africa
Michael Grey, Media Consultant, London, UK
Carlos Guedes Soares, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Rainer Hamann, DNV-GL
Rob Huebert, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Uwe Jenisch, Christian-Albrechts-University, Walther-Schücking-Institute of International Law, Kiel, Germany
Hiromitsu Kitagawa, Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF), Tokyo, Japan
Kevin X. Li, Shipping & Logistics Research Center, College of Business and Economics, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Olof Lindén, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
Zhengyiang Liu, Dalian Maritime University, Navigational College, Dalian, China
Margareta Lützhöft, University of Tasmania, National Centre for Ports and Shipping, Tasmania, Australia
Shuo Ma, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
Michael E. Manuel, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
Moira McConnell, Dalhousie Law School, Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Halifax, Canada
Samuel P. Menefee, University of Virginia, Center for National Security Law, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Proshanto K. Mukherjee, Dalian Law School, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China
Takeshi Nakazawa, International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)
Theo Notteboom, University of Antwerp, Institute of Transport and Maritime Management (ITMMA), Antwerp, Belgium 
Erdal Özhan, Mediterranean Coastal Foundation, Mugla, Turkey
David Patraiko, Nautical Institute, London, UK
Harilaos Psaraftis, Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark; Athens, Greece
Jaime Veiga, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Lisbon, Portugal
Nikolaos P. Ventikos, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Jin Wang, LOgistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM) Research Institute, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
Adam Weintrit, Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland
Shicheng Yu, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    The WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA) is an international peer reviewed journal that covers the subject areas of maritime safety, marine environment protection and shipping operations and gives, in this context, special attention to human factors and the impact of technology. JoMA is for scientists and professionals in maritime administration, industry and education. It aims at serving the international maritime community by presenting fresh ideas and current thinking on subjects of topical interest, reporting on relevant research findings and addressing interrelationships between safety, environment protection and efficiency of maritime transport. The journal accepts Articles as well as Book Reviews for publication.

    Articles in principle should present genuine research findings. However overview articles summarising the status of knowledge in a specific research area may be considered for publication.

    JoMA considers the inclusion of book reviews if suitable reviews of books relevant to the scope of the journal are available.

    JoMA has a section dedicated to the activities of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU). The focus of the IAMU section is on Maritime Education and Training (MET). The IAMU section follows a similar editorial review procedure as JoMA and accepts a range of papers for publication: Articles, Issues of Contemporary Interest, Reports and Comments and Book Reviews.

    Articles and Book Reviews accepted for publication in the IAMU section follow JoMA guidelines.

    Issues of Contemporary Interest are not always covered by traditional research and valuable lessons can be learnt through reports on best practice or critical discussions from the practitioner’s point of view. This is why IAMU encourages experts to express their views on issues of contemporary interest.

    Reports and Comments can be published to facilitate research activities within the scope of the IAMU section. This allows scientists to voice opinions on published manuscripts and also to stimulate discussions on areas that require further research.
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