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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, the owner of the journal. MABR is published under a platinum access arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an article in MABR are funded by Pacific Star Group. There is no charge to the author.

Top cited

These are the top cited articles for this journal, from the last 12 months according to Crossref (Last updated: January 2024)

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.