Call for papers


Int. J. of Shipping and Transport Logistics


Special Issue on: "Shipping and Port Economics and Policy In Memory of Richard Goss"


Guest Editors:
Prof. Paul Tae-Woo Lee, Zhejiang University, China
Prof. Kevin Cullinane, University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Professor Richard Goss (1929-2017) published numerous works in the field of maritime economics, including the edited volumes, Studies in Maritime Economics (1968, Cambridge University Press) and Advances in Maritime Economics (1977, Cambridge University Press). Over the years, both his teaching and research output enriched the knowledge and learning of numerous students within the maritime arena and his advice played an important role in shaping UK government policy on shipping and ports. In celebration of the life and work of Professor Richard O. Goss and in recognition of his pivotal role in the development of the field of maritime economics, submissions are invited to this special issue on, focussing on an important area of interest to which this prestigious maritime economist made his most significant contributions.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Retrospect of economic policies and seaport
  • Ship investment technique with a modular approach
  • Overview of ships' costs
  • Flags of convenience and flag discrimination
  • Measurement of productivity in shipping
  • Port governance: The public and private sectors in ports
  • Port development and subsidization: Anglo-Saxon, European Continental Doctrine, and Asian Port Doctrine
  • Overview of shipping policy development
  • Seafarer's role in a capital intensive shipping industry
  • Past, present and future of maritime economics


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


Abstract proposals must be sent to the Guest Editors:
Prof. Paul Tae-Woo Lee:
Prof. Kevin Cullinane:


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:
Prof. Paul Tae-Woo Lee:
Prof. Kevin Cullinane:


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by (online): 28 February, 2018