Calls for papers


International Journal of Ocean Systems Management
International Journal of Ocean Systems Management


Special Issue on: "Sustainable Sea Transportation: The New Research Agenda on Sustainable Ocean Systems"

Guest Editors: Dr. George Dikos, Athens, Greece and Dr. Hauke Kite-Powell, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

This special issue invites authors to submit articles focusing on particular context and topic areas in the field of sustainable sea transportation. The articles should be high-impact scholarly surveys of important research in the field of sustainable transportation. They should summarise recent research, delineate and explain the central issues, and highlight important directions for future inquiries.

Emphasis is placed on the problems of sustainable sea transportation that are associated with passenger and freight transportation management, policy design, health and safety and the sustainable exploitation of ocean resources in both industrialised and non-industrialised areas.

Subject Coverage
Context areas include but are not limited to:
  • Sustainable freight transportation
  • Sustainable passenger transportation
  • Risk management in ocean engineering systems
  • Policy and regulation
  • Maritime economics
  • Maritime business and the environment
  • International entrepreneurship in ocean systems
Potential topic areas suitable for review articles include but are not limited to:
  • Short sea shipping
  • The all-electric ship
  • Health and safety
  • Sustainable policy design
  • Ecological impacts of the exploitation of ocean resources
  • Training and education
  • Transportation of bio-hazardous materials
  • Clean vehicles/clean fleet
  • Distribution scheme
  • Fleet management and route planning

Notes for Prospective Authors

Types of Submissions:

  • Position Articles [2500-4000 words]
  • Research Articles [5000-6000 words]
  • Empirical Surveys [3000-5000 words]
  • Teaching Cases [5000-8000 words (with teaching guidelines)]

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 15 April 2007

Notification to authors: 30 May 2007

Final versions due by: 30 June 2007