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Submissions to Maritime Business Review are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mabr. Full information and guidance on using ScholarOne Manuscripts is available at the Emerald ScholarOne Manuscripts Support Centre: http://mchelp.manuscriptcentral.com/gethelpnow.

Registering on ScholarOne Manuscripts

If you have not yet registered on ScholarOne Manuscripts, please follow the instructions below:

  • Please log on to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mabr
  • Click on "Create Account"
  • Follow the on-screen instructions, filling in the requested details before proceeding
  • Your username will be your e-mail address and you have to input a password of at least 8 characters in length and containing two or more numbers
  • Click "Finish" and your account will have been created.

Submitting an article to MABR on ScholarOne Manuscripts

  • Please log on to MABR at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mabr with your username and password. This will take you through to the welcome page (to consult the Author Guidelines for this journal, click on the homepage link in the "Resources" column)
  • Click on the "Author Centre" button
  • Click on the "Submit a manuscript" link which will take you through to the Manuscript Submission page
  • Complete all fields and browse to upload your article
  • When all required sections are completed, preview your PDF proof
  • Submit your manuscript

Review process

Each paper submitted is reviewed by at least two external reviewers and the Editors to assess its suitability to the journal. All manuscripts which format does not follow the guidelines indicated below will be rejected without further consideration.


Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal. Please see Emerald's originality guidelines for details. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty.

The editor may make use of iThenticate software for checking the originality of submissions received.

Copyright in the articles is held by Pacific Star Group Education Foundation but the authors retain the following non-exclusive rights to reuse their work as follows (subject to full attribution to the original article)

i. Use and reproduce all or part of the Article (after first publication by the Journal) as photocopies for classroom teaching or non-commercial purposes;

ii. the right to include the Article in your thesis or dissertation that is not to be published commercially, providing that full acknowledgement to the Article is provided;

iii. the right to include the Article in any future works written or edited by you (i.e. where your name appears on the front cover of a book);

iv. to deposit the pre-print (the submitted) or post-print (the accepted version) in your respective institutional repository, including a reference and the DOI to the version on www.emeraldinsight.com. When uploading the author accepted manuscript (AAM), please include the following copyright line:

"This article is © PACIFIC STAR GROUP EDUCATION FOUNDATION and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (please insert the web address here of your repository). Pacific Star Group Education Foundation does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission of Pacific Star Group Education Foundation."

To re-use the Article for any other purposes not outlined in this licence, please contact [email protected].

Third party copyright permissions

Prior to article submission, authors should clear permission to use any content that has not been created by them.

Failure to do so may lead to lengthy delays in publication. Emerald is unable to publish any article which has permissions pending. The rights Emerald requires are:

  1. Non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material in the article or book chapter.
  2. Print and electronic rights.
  3. Worldwide English language rights.
  4. To use the material for the life of the work (i.e. there should be no time restrictions on the re-use of material e.g. a one-year licence).

When reproducing tables, figures or excerpts (of more than 250 words) from another source, it is expected that:

  1. Authors obtain the necessary written permission in advance from any third party owners of copyright for the use in print and electronic formats of any of their text, illustrations, graphics, or other material, in their manuscript. Permission must also be cleared for any minor adaptations of any work not created by them.
  2. If an author adapts significantly any material, the author must inform the copyright holder of the original work.
  3. Authors obtain any proof of consent statements
  4. Authors must always acknowledge the source in figure captions and refer to the source in the reference list.

Authors should not assume that any content which is freely available on the web is free to use. Authors should check the website for details of the copyright holder to seek permission for re-use.

Informed consent

If your article involves human participants, you must ensure you have considered whether or not you require ethical approval for your research, and include this information as part of your submission. Find out more about informed consent.

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Emerald supports the development of, and practical application of consistent ethical standards throughout the scholarly publishing community.

All Emerald’s journals and Editors are members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which provides advice on all aspects of publication ethics. Emerald follows the Committee’s flowcharts in cases of research and publication misconduct, enabling journals to adhere to the highest ethical standards in publishing. Find out more on Emerald’s publication ethics policy.

Emerald Editing Service

Emerald is pleased to partner with Peerwith to provide editorial support for authors wishing to submit papers to Emerald journals. Peerwith is a platform for author services, connecting academics seeking support for their work with the relevant expert who can help out with language editing and translation, visuals, consulting, or anything else academics need to get their research submission-ready.

Final submission

The author must ensure that the manuscript is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. Before submitting, authors should check their submission completeness using the available Article Submission Checklist. Proofs will be e-mailed prior to publication.

Archiving policy

Emerald provides perpetual access for all eJournal and book content by working with digital preservation schemes Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS. Find out more about Emerald’s archiving policy.

Manuscript requirements

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines.


Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format. LaTex files can be used if an accompanying PDF document is provided. PDF as a sole file type is not accepted, a PDF must be accompanied by the source file. Acceptable figure file types are listed further below.

Article length

Articles should be a maximum of 7,000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices. Please allow 280 words for each figure or table.

Article title

A title of not more than eight words should be provided.

Author details

All contributing authors’ names should be added to the ScholarOne submission, and their names arranged in the correct order for publication.

  • Correct e-mail addresses should be supplied for each author in their separate author accounts
  • The full name of each author must be present in their author account in the exact format they should appear for publication, including or excluding any middle names or initials as required
  • The affiliation of each contributing author should be correct in their individual author account. The affiliation listed should be where they were based at the time that the research for the paper was conducted

Biographies and acknowledgements

Authors who wish to include these items should save them together in an MS Word file to be uploaded with the submission. If they are to be included, a brief professional biography of not more than 100 words should be supplied for each named author.

Structured abstract

Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission, set out under 4-7 sub-headings (see our "How to... write an abstract" guide for practical help and guidance):

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory)

Maximum is 250 words in total (including keywords and article classification, see below).

Authors should avoid the use of personal pronouns within the structured abstract and body of the paper (e.g. "this paper investigates..." is correct, "I investigate..." is incorrect).


Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords in the ScholarOne submission that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper (see the How to... ensure your article is highly downloaded guide for practical help and guidance on choosing search-engine friendly keywords). The maximum number of keywords is 12.

Whilst Emerald will endeavour to use submitted keywords in the published version, all keywords are subject to approval by Emerald’s in house editorial team and may be replaced by a matching term to ensure consistency.

Article classification

Authors must categorize their paper as part of the ScholarOne submission process. The category which most closely describes their paper should be selected from the list below.

Research paper. This category covers papers which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The research may involve the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or clinical research.

Viewpoint. Any paper, where content is dependent on the author's opinion and interpretation, should be included in this category; this also includes journalistic pieces.

Technical paper. Describes and evaluates technical products, processes or services.

Conceptual paper. These papers will not be based on research but will develop hypotheses. The papers are likely to be discursive and will cover philosophical discussions and comparative studies of others' work and thinking.

Case study. Case studies describe actual interventions or experiences within organizations. They may well be subjective and will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study used as a teaching exercise would also fit into this category.

Literature review. It is expected that all types of paper cite any relevant literature so this category should only be used if the main purpose of the paper is to annotate and/or critique the literature in a particular subject area. It may be a selective bibliography providing advice on information sources or it may be comprehensive in that the paper's aim is to cover the main contributors to the development of a topic and explore their different views.

General review. This category covers those papers which provide an overview or historical examination of some concept, technique or phenomenon. The papers are likely to be more descriptive or instructional ("how to" papers) than discursive.


Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. 

The preferred format is for first level headings to be presented in bold format and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in medium italics.


Notes or endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.


All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. 

All figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in colour to facilitate their appearance on the online database.

  • Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Illustrator should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into a blank MS Word document or saved and imported into an MS Word document or alternatively create a PDF file from the origination software.
  • Figures which cannot be supplied as above are acceptable in the standard image formats which are: .pdf, .ai, and .eps. If you are unable to supply graphics in these formats then please ensure they are .tif, .jpeg, or .bmp at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide.
  • To prepare web pages/screenshots simultaneously press the "Alt" and "Print screen" keys on the keyboard, open a blank Microsoft Word document and simultaneously press "Ctrl" and "V" to paste the image. (Capture all the contents/windows on the computer screen to paste into MS Word, by simultaneously pressing "Ctrl" and "Print screen".)
  • Photographic images should be submitted electronically and of high quality. They should be saved as .tif or .jpeg files at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide. Digital camera settings should be set at the highest resolution/quality possible.


Tables should be typed and included in a separate file to the main body of the article. The position of each table should be clearly labelled in the body text of article with corresponding labels being clearly shown in the separate file. 

Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.

Supplementary files

Where tables, figures, appendices, and other additional content are supplementary to the article but not critical to the reader’s understanding of it, you can choose to host these supplementary files alongside your article on Insight, Emerald’s content hosting platform, or on an institutional or personal repository. All supplementary material must be submitted prior to acceptance.

If you choose to host your supplementary files on Insight, you must submit these as separate files alongside your article. Files should be clearly labelled in such a way that makes it clear they are supplementary; Emerald recommends that the file name is descriptive and that it follows the format ‘Supplementary_material_appendix_1’ or ‘Supplementary tables’. All supplementary material must be mentioned at the appropriate moment in the main text of the article, there is no need to include the content of the file but only the file name. A link to the supplementary material will be added to the article during production, and the material will be made available alongside the main text of the article at the point of EarlyCite publication.

Please note that Emerald will not make any changes to the material; it will not be copyedited, typeset, and authors will not receive proofs. Emerald therefore strongly recommends that you style all supplementary material ahead of acceptance of the article.

Emerald Insight can host the following file types and extensions:

  • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
  • MS Word document (.doc, .docx)
  • MS Excel (.xls, xlsx)
  • MS PowerPoint (.pptx)
  • Image (.png, .jpeg, .gif)
  • Plain ASCII text (.txt)
  • PostScript (.ps)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)

If you choose to use an institutional or personal repository, you should ensure that the supplementary material is hosted on the repository ahead of submission, and then include a link only to the repository within the article. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the material is free to access and that it remains permanently available.

Please note that extensive supplementary material may be subject to peer review; this is at the discretion of the journal Editor and dependent on the content of the material (for example, whether including it would support the reviewer making a decision on the article during the peer review process).


References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef.

You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams and Brown, 2006) citing both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:

For books

Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication.

e.g. Harrow, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.

For book chapters

Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

e.g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005), "The early pathways: theory to practice – a continuum", in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 15-20.

For journals

Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume issue, pages.

e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson, R. (2005), "Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century", Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.

For published 
conference proceedings

Surname, Initials (year of publication), "Title of paper", in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.

e.g. Jakkilinki, R., Georgievski, M. and Sharda, N. (2007), "Connecting destinations with an ontology-based e-tourism planner", in Information and communication technologies in tourism 2007 proceedings of the international conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, pp. 12-32.

For unpublished 
conference proceedings

Surname, Initials (year), "Title of paper", paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, available at: URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date).

e.g. Aumueller, D. (2005), "Semantic authoring and retrieval within a wiki", paper presented at the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 29 May-1 June, Heraklion, Crete, available at: http://dbs.uni-leipzig.de/file/aumueller05wiksar.pdf (accessed 20 February 2007).

For working papers

Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.

e.g. Moizer, P. (2003), "How published academic research can inform policy decisions: the case of mandatory rotation of audit appointments", working paper, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, 28 March.

For encyclopedia entries 
(with no author or editor)

Title of Encyclopedia (year) "Title of entry", volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

e.g. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1926) "Psychology of culture contact", Vol. 1, 13th ed., Encyclopaedia Britannica, London and New York, NY, pp. 765-71.

(For authored entries please refer to book chapter guidelines above)

For newspaper 
articles (authored)

Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages.

e.g. Smith, A. (2008), "Money for old rope", Daily News, 21 January, pp. 1, 3-4.

For newspaper 
articles (non-authored)

Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages.

e.g. Daily News (2008), "Small change", 2 February, p. 7.

For archival or other unpublished sources

Surname, Initials, (year), "Title of document", Unpublished Manuscript, collection name, inventory record, name of archive, location of archive.

e.g. Litman, S. (1902), "Mechanism & Technique of Commerce", Unpublished Manuscript, Simon Litman Papers, Record series 9/5/29 Box 3, University of Illinois Archives, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

For electronic sources

If available online, the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed.

e.g. Castle, B. (2005), "Introduction to web services for remote portlets", available at: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/ws-wsrp/ (accessed 12 November 2007).

Standalone URLs, i.e. without an author or date, should be included either within parentheses within the main text, or preferably set as a note (roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address at the end of the paper).

Editorial team
  • Co-Editors-in-Chief

    • Chin-Shan Lu
      Department of Transportation and Logistics Management, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
      [email protected]
    • Tsz Leung Yip
      Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
      [email protected]
  • Consulting Editor

    • T.C. Edwin Cheng
      Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
      [email protected]
  • Editor

    • Kee-hung Lai
      The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
      [email protected]
    • Y.H. Venus Lun
      Logistics & Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre, Hong Kong
      [email protected]
    • Kuo-Chung Shang
      Department of Transportation Science, College of Maritime Science and Management, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
      [email protected]
    • Christina W.Y. Wong
      The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - China
      [email protected]
  • Associate Editor

    • Ana Cristina F. C. Paixão Casaca
      World of Shipping Portugal, Portugal and CIMOSM, ISEL, Multifunctional Systems Modelling and Optimization Research Centre, Portugal
      [email protected]
    • Dong Yang
      Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
      [email protected]
  • Managing Editor

    • Sik Kwan Tai
      Faculty of Business and Management (FBM), United International College (UIC), Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University, China
      [email protected]
  • Publishing Services Manager

  • Journal Editorial Office (For queries related to pre-acceptance)

  • Supplier Project Manager (For queries related to post-acceptance)

  • Editorial Board

    • Emrah Bulut
      Department of Business Administration, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
      [email protected]
    • Stephen Cahoon
      Sense-T and Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Australia
      [email protected]
    • Pierre Cariou
      Kedge Business School, France
      [email protected]
    • Chia-Hsun Chang
      Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
      [email protected]
    • Poti Chaopaisarn
      Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.
      [email protected]
    • Jihong Chen
      College of Management, Shenzhen University, China
      [email protected]
    • Peggy Shu-Ling Chen
      Centre for Maritime and Logistics Management, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Australia
      [email protected]
    • Shun Chen
      College of Transport and Communications, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
      [email protected]
    • Michael Dooms
      Department of Business, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Brussels, Belgium
      [email protected]
    • Branislav Dragovic
      Maritime Faculty, University of Montenegro, Kotor, Montenegro
      [email protected]
    • Cesar Ducruet
      Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UMR 7235 EconomiX, France
      [email protected]
    • James Fawcett
      USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Environmental Studies Program, University of Southern California, USA
      [email protected]
    • Xiaowen Fu
      Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
      [email protected]
    • Stephen X. Gong
      International Business School Suzhou, Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, China
      [email protected]
    • Jane Haider
      Logistics and Operations Management Section, Cardiff University, UK
      [email protected]
    • Haiying Jia
      Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
      [email protected]
    • Liping Jiang
      Department of Operations Management, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
      [email protected]
    • Manolis G. Kavussanos
      Department of Accounting and Finance, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
      [email protected]
    • Tomoya Kawasaki
      Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
      [email protected]
    • Ioannis N. Lagoudis
      Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus, Greece
      [email protected]
    • Po-Lin Lai
      Department of International Logistics, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
      [email protected]
    • Jasmine Siu Lee Lam
      Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
      [email protected]
    • Maria B Lekakou
      Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean, Greece
      [email protected]
    • Taih-Cherng Lirn
      National Taiwan Ocean University - Taiwan
      [email protected]
    • Daniel Seong-Hyeok Moon
      Shipping and Port Management, World Maritime University, Sweden
      [email protected]
    • Paul Myburgh
      Auckland University of Technology Law School; Centre for Maritime Law, National University of Singapore
      [email protected]
    • Man Wo Ng
      Department of Information Technology, Decision Sciences and Maritime and Supply Chain Management, Old Dominion University, USA
      [email protected]
    • Theo Notteboom
      Shanghai Maritime University, China / Ghent University, Belgium / University of Antwerp, Belgium
      [email protected]
    • Irwin U.J. Ooi
      Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
      [email protected]
    • Kelvin Ka Liong Pang
      School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
      [email protected]
    • Pairach Piboonrungroj
      Supply Chain Economics Research Centre (SCERC), Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.
      [email protected]
    • Andrew Potter
      Logistics and Operations Management Section, Cardiff University - UK
      [email protected]
    • Young-Joon Seo
      School of Economics & Trade, College of Economics & Business Administration, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
      [email protected]
    • Joshua D. Shackman
      Department of International Business and Logistics, California State University Maritime, USA
      [email protected]
    • Dong-Wook Song
      World Maritime University - Sweden
      [email protected]
    • Simon Su
      ASA Projects Limited, Hong Kong
      [email protected]
    • Vinh V. Thai
      School of Business IT & Logistics, RMIT University, Australia
      [email protected]
    • Judy Tong
      Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
      [email protected]
    • Ping Wang
      Department of Maritime Business Administration, Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus, USA
      [email protected]
    • Wen-Yao Grace Wang | Federal Maritime Commission, USA
      Dr Wang is the Director of Competition Analysis at the Federal Maritime Commission whose mission is to ensure a competitive and reliable international ocean transportation supply chain. Disclaimer - This involvement is the result of her independent time and does not represent the view of the FMC or the United States government.
      [email protected]
    • H. T. Kenneth Wong
      South China Commercial, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited, Hong Kong
      [email protected]
    • Jingjing Xu
      Vice Chancellor’s Office, Coventry University, UK
      [email protected]
    • Ching-Chiao Yang
      Department of Shipping and Transportation Management, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
      [email protected]
    • Gi-Tae Yeo
      Graduate School of Logistics, Incheon National University, Korea
      [email protected]
    • Pengfei Zhang
      Navigation College, Jimei University, China
      [email protected]
    • Jianfeng Zheng
      Transportation Management College, Dalian Maritime University, China
      [email protected]
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Maritime Business Review is a peer-reviewed journal on maritime business environment, covering maritime business using a multi-disciplinary approach. Published in association with Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation.

ISSN: 2397-3757
eISSN: 2397-3765

Aims and scope

Maritime Business Review (MABR) aims to provide the latest research insights and state-of-the-art theory and management practice to maritime researchers and practitioners on all aspects of maritime business.

MABR will serve all maritime business disciplines that include, but are not limited to:

  • Shipping market analysis and forecasting
  • Customer services and marketing
  • Organisational behaviour in maritime business
  • Innovation management
  • Maritime security
  • Safety management
  • Shipping finance
  • Marine insurance
  • Ship chartering
  • Bulk shipping
  • Fleet management
  • Maritime education and training
  • Human resource management
  • Strategic alliance
  • Intermodal transport operations
  • Port management and operations
  • Terminal management
  • Green ports
  • Cruise operations and management
  • Shipping sustainability and social responsibility
  • Technology in maritime business
  • Legal aspects in maritime business

MABR is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation. MABR is owned by Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation. MABR is published under a platinum access arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an article in MABR are funded by Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation. There is no charge to the author.

However, authors will be required to assign copyright in the article to Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation, whilst retaining the non-exclusive right to re-use their work in certain circumstances.

Transparency statement for Maritime Business Review 

  1. Journal Ownership: Maritime Business Review is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation.
  2. Governing Body: The editorial team is appointed and managed by Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation. The journal is governed by the editorial team in collaboration with Emerald Publishing.
  3. Peer Review Process: The journal operates a double-blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for consideration, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
  4. Editorial team/contact information: Contact details for the editorial team can be found on the journal homepage here. Queries may also be directed to Emerald Publishing as follows: Judy yeh – [email protected]
  5. Copyright: Copyright in all articles is held by Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation. All articles in the journal are published as licensed re-use rights only and with free access. This allows readers to access the work free of charge, and authors retain certain re-use rights. For any re-use requests outside of the retained author rights, please contact Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation.
  6. Author Fees: The journal is published under an agreement where all costs associated with publishing an article in the journal are funded by Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation.
  7. Allegations of Misconduct: In the event of any allegation of research or publication misconduct the publisher and editor will adhere to COPE guidelines in dealing with such allegations.
  8. Conflicts of interest: Authors are asked to declare any financial or ethical conflicts of interest upon submitting their work to the journal. 
  9. Frequency: The journal publishes four issues per annum.
  10. Access: All journal articles are published Free Access on EmeraldInsight.com - https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/2397-3757
  11. Revenue sources: The journal is published under a free to read arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an article in the journal are funded by the Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation.
  12. Advertising: The journal does not accept direct advertising.
  13. Archiving: Emerald provides perpetual access for all e-journal content by working with digital preservation schemes Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS.
  14. Direct marketing: On occasion the journal will use direct marketing activities (primarily email campaigns) to raise awareness of the journal and to invite authors to submit articles. Marketing activities are conducted by Pacific Star Group Educational Foundation unless otherwise agreed with Emerald.

This statement was prepared by Julie Lin (Emerald Publishing) on 21 October 2020.