Volume: 8 Issue: 2, 12/1/22

Year: 2022

This Journal publishes studies on Maritime and Marine Sciences subjects.

Our Journal covers various topics of marine technology production and development such as; aquatic ecosystems and populations, marine pollution, fisheries, aquaculture, genetics and biotechnology studies, geological, biological, physical and chemical oceanography studies, naval architecture and marine engineering subjects, offshore systems, underwater and coastal structures, renewable energy generation together with maritime transportation, maritime management and logistics, underwater archaeology and maritime history subjects.

Page layout

A4 paper size should be used for the submissions with left, right, bottom margins of 3 cm and a top margin of 4 cm.  The text should be both left and right justified and the vertical spacing should be 1 lines with no blank lines between paragraphs.  Times New Roman fonts should be used in the whole document with a font size of 12 points.

Title of the Article

Title should be short, explanatory and should be written in capital letters (12 points) with center alignment. In the published articles, the English title and the abstract should be written first and then followed by the Turkish title and the abstract.


Initial(s) of the author(s)’s first name(s) should be written with capital letters and the rest should be written in lowercase letters, surname(s) should be written in capital letters. Author(s)’s name(s) should be written with center aligned text (12 points). Superscripted numbers (1, 2 ...) should be used following the author(s)'s name(s) to indicate the address(es). The responsible author should be indicated by an additional superscripted star symbol (*) following his/her name. Full address(es) of the author(s) should be written just below the author(s)’s name(s) in lowercase letters (10 points, center aligned), the responsible author's e-mail address should be footnoted (10 points). Author(s)’s name(s) should not include any academic titles.

Abstract and Keywords

  1. Turkish and English abstracts should be limited to 250 words. 4-6 keywords should be given below the abstracts in lowercase (12 points).  Repetition of the title should be avoided in the keywords.
  2. An additional shortened title of the article to be used in the page headers should be given.

Section Titles

  1. Main section titles should be written in Times New Roman fonts (12 points) with left justification. Titles should be written in bold uppercase letters and should be numbered starting from the introduction part.
  2. Subsection titles should be written in Times New Roman fonts (12 points) with uppercase initials.

The article should be composed of Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussions and Conclusions main sections followed by References part (and additional Recommendations and Acknowledgements sections if necessary).


  1. Unpublished works such as; researches under preparation or submitted for publication, unpublished results or observations, information via personal communication, reports, lecture notes and seminars should not be referenced. An unpublished but printed thesis study can be used a reference.
  2. References part should have single line spacing and should be written in 10 points fonts.


References should be cited between “ ( ) ” in the textEnumeration should follow the citation order an alphabetical sort.

Format of the references section is given below:

a) Article: Surname(s) of the author(s) should be written first with uppercase initials and be followed by the uppercase initial of the first name after a single space. Authors should be separated with commas. Following the author(s), year of publication (between parentheses), article title, name of the journal (in italic with uppercase initials) and the volume number should be given, if exists issue number and the page numbers should follow.

Example: Balık, İ., Çubuk, H., Çınar, Ş., (2009). Population structure, growth, mortality and estimated stock size of the introduced tench, Tinca tinca (L.), population in Lake Beyşehir, Turkey. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25: 206-210.‏   

b) Book: Author's surname, first name's initial, year of publication (between parentheses), book title (in italic), (translator and/or editor if exists), volume and edition numbers (if exists), number of pages, place of publication, publisher.

Example: Maden S. (2006). Diferansiyel Denklemler. Birinci baskı, s. 358, Ankara, Sözkesen Matbaacılık.

c) Part of a Book: Author’s surname, initial of the first name, year of publication, section or chapter title, title of the book, editor(s) (between parentheses), page numbers, place of publication, publisher.  

Example: Nelson D.W., Sommers, L. E. (1982). Organic Matter. In “Methods of Soil Analysis Part 2. Chemical and Microbiological Properties 2nd Ed.” ( A.L. Page, R,H, Miller& D.R. Keeney, eds),  Agronomy. No: 9, s.  574-579, Madison, Wisconsin.

d) Conference or Symposium: Author(s)'s surname(s) followed initial of the first name, date, title of the proceeding, name of the conference or symposium, volume number, page number, place of the conference or symposium.

Example: Dizy, J., Bhave, A., Ooi, D., Soyhan, H.S. 2016. Bringing and combustion characteristics within IC engine simulation and optimization work-flow, 5th International Conference on Fuels, Fire and Combustion in Engineering, İstanbul, TURKEY.

e) Internet: When a source on internet is cited (except for the works also published in journals), the full address path of the internet site should be given in the references section.

f) Web page: 


European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Preliminary Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents 2014-2019 reports, (2020). Accessed Date: 17.04.2021, http://www.emsa.europa.eu/emsa documents/latest/tagged/85-annual-overview.html is retrieved.

Formal Software Construction (FSC), Open FTA Manual Version 1.0., (2005). Accessed Date: 08.08.2021, https://www.scribd.com/document/244727771/Open-FTA is retrieved.

International Maritime Organization (IMO), Maritime Safety, (2019). Accessed Date: 12.03.2021, http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Safety/Pages/Default.aspx is retrieved.

Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB), Marine accident database, (2020). Accessed Date: 03.04.2021, https://www.mlit.go.jp/jtsb/statistics_mar.html is retrieved.

Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), Investigations reports and safety bulletins, (2021). Accessed Date: 07.08.2021, https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/marine-accident-investigation-branch is retrieved.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Review of Maritime Transport, (2019). Accessed Date: 12.02.2021, https://unctad.org/system/files/official-document/rmt2019_en.pdf is retrieved.

If web page author is unknown:

URL-1, Ship Form: Kriso Container Ship (KCS), (2015). Accessed Date: 21.06.2015, https://www.nmri.go.jp/institutes/fluid_performanc e_evaluation/cfd_rd/cfdws05/Detail/KCS/kcs_g&c.html

g) Thesis: Author's surname, first name's initial, year of publication, thesis title, thesis degree, place of publication (university).

Example: Pehlivan, E.F. (2016). Biodiesel pilot fueled natural gas engine simulation using stochastic reactor model (in Turkish), Master of Science Thesis, Karadeniz Technical University.

Brakora, J.L. (2012). A Comprehensive Combustion Model for Biodiesel-Fueled Engine Simulations, PhD Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

h) Patents: Kitchen, “Combustion Improver Fuel Additive”. US Patent No: 4, 585, 462. April 29, 1986.

ı) Footnotes: E-mail address of the responsible author should be footnoted and if the presented work is a part of a proceeding, thesis or a project then it should be indicated as a footnote (only on the first page).

j) Figures and Tables: Illustrations apart from the tables, such as; photographs, plots, drawings and graphics should be given as “Figure”s. These images should be clear and suitable for the offset printing technique. All tables and figures should be referenced in the text, they should be numbered (Table 1., Figure 1.) and should have headers/captions with proper explanations. Size of the figures and the tables should be determined considering the page size.

Figure numbers and captions should be given below the figure, while the table headers should be written above the table.

k) Equations (Formulas): All equations should be numbered. Equation numbers should be shown between parentheses and placed on the right side of the equation with right justification. 10 point fonts should be used for the equations, main characters and the variables should be in italic while the numbers and the mathematical expressions should be given in normal fonts.

l) Appendices: Each appendix should be given on a separate page and should be numbered with roman numbers.

Turkish Journal of Maritime and Marine Sciences Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The Turkish Journal of Maritime and Marine Sciences (TRJMMS) and its Publisher, JournalPark, are members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). As such, this journal follows the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.
In addition, as a journal that follows the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors)’s and CSE (Council Science Editors)’s Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work, it is expected of authors, reviewers and editors that they follow the best-practice guidelines on ethical behaviour contained therein.
A selection of key points is included below, but you should always refer to the three documents listed above for full details.

Duties of Editors
Fair play and editorial independence
Editors evaluate submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit (importance, originality, study’s validity, clarity) and its relevance to the journal’s scope, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation. Decisions to edit and publish are not determined by the policies of governments or any other agencies outside of the journal itself. The Editor-in-Chief has full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication of that content.

Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Editors and editorial board members will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent. Privileged information or ideas obtained by editors as a result of handling the manuscript will be kept confidential and not used for their personal advantage. Editors will recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the papers; instead, they will ask another member of the editorial board to handle the manuscript.

Publication decisions
The editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two reviewers who are expert in the field. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such legal requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations
Editors (in conjunction with the publisher and/or society) will take responsive measures when ethical concerns are raised with regard to a submitted manuscript or published paper. Every reported act of unethical publishing behaviour will be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication. TRJMMS editors follow the COPE Flowcharts when dealing with cases of suspected misconduct. If, on investigation, the ethical concern is well-founded, a correction, retraction, expression of concern or other note as may be relevant, will be published in the journal.

Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to editorial decisions
Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and, through editorial communications with authors, may assist authors in improving their manuscripts. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and lies at the heart of scientific endeavour. TRJMMS shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to the scientific process have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should immediately notify the editors and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.

Any manuscripts received for review are confidential documents and must be treated as such; they must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the Editor-in-Chief (who would only do so under exceptional and specific circumstances). This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate.

Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that is an observation, derivation or argument that has been reported in previous publications should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also notify the editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should immediately notify the editors to declare their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer’s personal advantage. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

Duties of Authors
Reporting standards
Authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed and the results, followed by an objective discussion of the significance of the work. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Review articles should be accurate, objective and comprehensive, while editorial 'opinion' or perspective pieces should be clearly identified as such. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data access and retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the manuscript for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least 10 years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data centre), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

Originality and plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work reported in the manuscript should also be cited. Plagiarism takes many forms, from "passing off" another's paper as the author's own, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Multiple, duplicate, redundant or concurrent submission/publication
Papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal or primary publication. Hence, authors should not submit for consideration a manuscript that has already been published in another journal. Submission of a manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is unethical publishing behaviour and unacceptable.
The publication of some kinds of articles (such as research articles, review articles, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided that certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Authorship of the manuscript
Only persons who meet these authorship criteria should be listed as authors in the manuscript as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content: (i) made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study; and (ii) drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and (iii) have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication. All persons who made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support) but who do not meet the criteria for authorship must not be listed as an author, but should be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgements" section after their written permission to be named as been obtained. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate coauthors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate coauthors are included in the author list and verify that all coauthors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Authors should at the earliest stage possible (generally by submitting a disclosure form at the time of submission and including a statement in the manuscript) disclose any conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include financial ones such as honoraria, educational grants or other funding, participation in speakers’ bureaus, membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest, and paid expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements, as well as non-financial ones such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the work should be disclosed (including the grant number or other reference number if any).

Acknowledgement of sources
Authors should ensure that they have properly acknowledged the work of others, and should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately (from conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties) must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Authors should not use information obtained in the course of providing confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, unless they have obtained the explicit written permission of the author(s) of the work involved in these services.

Hazards and human or animal subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animals or human participants, the authors should ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them; the manuscript should contain a statement to this effect. Authors should also include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human participants. The privacy rights of human participants must always be observed.

Peer review
Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, patient consents and copyright permissions. In the case of a first decision of “revisions necessary”, authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments systematically, point by point, and in a timely manner, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal by the deadline given.

Fundamental errors in published works
When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editors or publisher and cooperate with them to either correct the paper in the form of an erratum or to retract the paper. If the editors or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error or inaccuracy, then it is the authors’ obligation to promptly correct or retract the paper or provide evidence to the journal editors of the correctness of the paper.

Duties of the Publisher
Handling of unethical publishing behaviour
In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

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