Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

The articles to be evaluated by Maritime Faculty Journal should be prepared according to the guidelines listed below:

Submission of Articles

Articles prepared according to the author guidelines should be submitted to the journal through  

Writing Style and Page Layout

Articles submitted to Maritime Faculty Journal should be written in Microsoft Word format with Times New Roman 11 font size and single-spaced. The articles, which are not suitable for the conditions related to the formatting, are returned back to the author(s) without sending to the referees.

Page layout should be A4 format and margins should be:

Top: 5 cm

Bottom: 5 cm

Right: 4,5 cm

Left:  5 cm

Length and Page Numbers

The total length of any article submitted for publication should not exceed 30 pages including appendices and references. However, Editor and/or Editorial Board can consider longer papers upon the approval. The articles are expected to have minimum 10 pages. Page numbers should be avoided.

The Article

The article file includes the parts of the study. No author’s details should be provided in this file. A manuscript submitted to the Journal should include the following parts:

– Title,

– Abstract, key words,

– Introduction,

– Main text,

– Conclusions,

– End notes (if there is any),

– References and

– Appendices (if there is any).

Title of the Article

The title of the article should be written in bold (all letters in capital letters) with 12-point size and it should be set centered. English title should be written in Turkish manuscripts.

Full names of the authors should be written under the main title. In the presence of more than one author, the authors should be numbered with headers.

The titles, institutions and e-mail addresses of the authors should be mentioned in the footer. In the presence of more than one author, the corresponding author should be mentioned. In case the corresponding author is not mentioned, the author who sent the article to the journal is contacted.

Abstract and Keywords

The length of the each abstract should be minimum 150 words and maximum 180 words. The article should include an abstract in Turkish and in English at the beginning of the article in Turkish manuscripts. The abstracts should concisely present the aim or the purpose of the study, the methodology, the results, and the conclusion remarks. References are not cited within the structured English or Turkish abstracts and the abstracts must not contain abbreviations.

· Title of the abstract: Capital letters, bold, Times New Roman, centered in 10-point size and italic.

· Manuscript of the abstract: Times New Roman, 10-point size and italic.

· Five (5) keywords that are important and relevant to your manuscript should be written both in English and in Turkish.

· The articles can be written in English or in Turkish. All articles should have English and Turkish titles and abstract.

Main Text and Section Headings

The main text should be in Microsoft Times New Roman with 11 pt. The whole main text should be justified. Paragraph spacing before and after a single paragraph (0 nk) should be given. The first line of the paragraph is to be shifted by 1 cm from the left margin. Headings and sub-headings of the manuscript should be numbered as 1., 1.1., 1.1.1. in hierarchical numbers (excluding the references). The headings should be partitioned up to 3 levels (ex. 1.2.4.) In case more than 3 levels are needed, the headings should be italic and bold with no numbers.

All letters of primary headings should be capital letters and bold. The first letter of the sub-heading should be capital letter and bold. All headings should be designed 12 pt and Times New Roman.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively, as Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, and Tables and figures should be placed where they are most appropriate in the text. The titles of the tables should be placed at the heading of the table. The titles of the figures should be placed under the figure. References belonging to table or figure should be placed under them. The figures and tables with their names should be centered in the text. First letters of the titles of the tables or figures should be capital. In the tables and figures, the font size may be 9 -11 pt. Figures and tables should be separated from the text by one-line interval. Complex and long tables or data can be put at the end of the study as appendixes.

Example for Table and Figure Titles:

Table 1:Literature Review on Performance Measurement Methods at Seaports (11 pt)

Figure 1:Conceptual Model of the Study (11 pt)

Mathematical Notations and Equations

Mathematical equations in the text should be centred. Equations should be numbered consecutively and equation numbers should appear in parentheses at the right margin. Between an equation and text there should be an interval of (6 nk).


In-text citations, the author’s last name, date of the publication, the number of the quoted pages (if there is a specific quote from a source used) should be mentioned.

Example: …… are mainly considered in the relevant literature (last name of the author, year: page number)

If there are two authors the surnames of both should be given. When there are 3 or more than 3 authors in the cited source, only the surname of the first author followed by “et al.” should be written. When an author has published more than one cited document in the same year, these are distinguished by adding lower case letters (a,b,c, etc.) after the year and within the parentheses. For multiple references, the citations should be ordered chronologically and separated them with semicolons.

In-Text Citation

For single author:

(Stopford, 1997: 67)

For two authors:

(Bryman and Teevan, 2005: 13)

For more than two authors:

(Rodrigue et al. 2006: 54)

Footnotes and Endnotes

Explanations in the main text should be given at the end of the article before references section, and they should be written in order.


The list of references should be presented in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript. Each citation in text should be listed in the References section, and references that are not cited in text should not be written in the References section. If the author referred to more than one publication from the same source, the oldest publication should be listed first. If the author referred to more than one publication from the same source published in the same year, the publications should be numbered using the letters a,b,c…, as citation in the text. If one author’s several publications, some with one some with two or more authors, are referred to, the publications with one author should be written first. Page numbers of articles published in the journals and chapters in the edited books should be written.

The abbreviations used in the cited sources should be written in terms of the language of the study regardless of the cited sources.


Stopford, M. (1997). Maritime Economics. New York:Routledge.

Bryman, A., & Teevan, J. (2005). Social Research Methods. Canada: Oxford University Press. (For studies written in English)

Rodrigue, J. Comtois, C., & Slack, B. (2006). The Geography of Transport Systems. New York:  Routledge

Alpugan, O., Demir, H., Oktav, M., & Üner, N. (1995).İşletme Ekonomisi ve Yönetimi. İstanbul: Beta Yayınları. (For studies written in Turkish)


Mangan, J., Lalwani, C., & Gardner, B. (2001). Identifying relevant variables and modelling the choice process in freight transportation. International Journal of Maritime Economics, 3 (3), 278-297. 

Anderson, E.W., Fornell, C., & Lehmann, D.R. (1994). Customer satisfaction, market share, and profitability: Findings from Sweden. Journal of Marketing, 58(3), 53–66.


Atik, O. & Cerit, G. (2008). Government support for sustainability of marine salvage services: a case for Turkey. In: Proceedings of IAME 2008 Conference. Dalian, China.


DPT (2000). İklim değişikliği özel ihtisas komisyonu raporu. Sekizinci Beş Yıllık Kalkınma planı, Ankara.


Heaver, T. (2002). Supply Chain and Logistics Management: Implications for Liner Shipping, in C. Grammenos  (Ed.), The Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business, pp. 375-396. London: LLP Informa Publishing.

Cerit, A.G., Deveci, D.A., & Denktaş Şakar, G. (2013). Denizcilik İşletmeleri Yönetimi: Sınıflamalar, İşlevler ve Deniz Ulaştırması. A. G. Cerit, D.A. Deveci & S. Esmer (Ed.), Denizcilik Işletmeleri Yönetimi (s.3-21). İstanbul: Beta Yayınları.


Atlay Işık, D. (2010). Yat turizminde holistik pazarlama ve Türkiye için farklılaştırma stratejileri, Doktora Tezi, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, İzmir.


Deniz Ticareti Genel Müdürlüğü. (2012). Deniz Ticareti Analizleri. Erişim Tarihi: 04.01.2014,,

Once the authors prepare their papers in terms of above instructions, they are requested to make revisions considering the check list as follows

Are spelling and grammar checks done?
Is the text written in single line spacing?
Is page layout set to A4 with the margins of top:5 left:5 bottom:5 right:4,5 cm?
Is article text (main text) written in Times New Roman with the font size of 11?
Is the Turkish title of the article written with the font size of 12, bold, all capital letters, and centered?
Is the English title of the article written with the font size of 12, bold, all capital letters, and centered?
Are the headings within the main text written with the font size of 12, bold, all capital letters, and justified?
Are the sub-headings within the main text written with the font size of 12, bold, all capital letters, and justified?
Is/are the full name(s) of the author(s) written under the main title and numbered?
Is/are the full name(s) of the author(s) written in Times New Roman, with the font size of 12 and bold?
Is/are the title(s), institution(s) and e-mail adress(es) of the author(s) numbered and given in the footer?
Are the Turkish abstract and 5 keywords written in Times New Roman, with the font size of 10 and italic?
Are the English abstract and 5 keywords written in Times New Roman, with the font size of 10 and italic?
Are the references written correctly and presented in alphabetical order?
Are the citations of the papers with more than two authors written like (Cerit vd. 2013: 10) in Turkish, or (Cerit et al. 2013: 10) in English?
Does each citation in the text also exist in the References section and vice versa?
Are decimals written with comma in Turkish, and with period in English? (Tr 10,25) (Eng 10.25)
Are the percentages in Turkish given according to the example? (eg. %63, %10)
Are the percentages in English given according to the example? (eg. 63%, 10%)
Are the tables and figures numbered consecutively? (Table 1, Table 2…)
Are the titles of the tables written with the font size of 11 and centered above the table? Example: Table 1: Broker Selection Criteria List
Are the titles of the figures written with the font size of 11 and centered below the figure? Example: Figure 1: Equal Distribution Curve
Is the text within the tables and figures written in Times New Roman, with the font size between 9-11 and centered?
Are the mathematical formulas and equations in the text numbered consecutively and centered?
Is the interval of (6 nk) given between an equation or formula and the text?
Is the article length between 10-30 pages including appendices and references?


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