Sustainable and Innovative Marine Studies and Maritime Transport Researches

Call for papers for: Maritime Business Review


Maritime Business Review





Special Issue on “Sustainable and Innovative Marine Studies and Maritime Transport Researches”

Ocean related economic activities have substantially increased since the promotion of globalisation by the WTO in 1995. According to the United Nations (2017), global seaborne trade and international shipping, offshore non-living resource extraction, offshore renewable energy generation, marine food processing, and coastal, marine, and maritime tourism are some of the often reported ocean-related economic activities. Furthermore, the World Bank (2017) indicates “Blue Economy” should focus beyond economic activities and defines it as “Sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, and to improve livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystem''.  The same term has also been widely used and defined by various National and International institutions to fit their corporates’ missions and goals. The rapid growth in ocean-related economic activities has attracted key research interest among industry practitioners and academicians from various disciplines. How to adopt innovative tools to manage and sustain the future development of the marine and maritime industry becomes an important research topic.

This special issue calls for papers from authors attending the “Maritime Studies and Marine Innovation Conference (MSMI, 11th December 2020),” which is organized by the College of Maritime Studies and Management, Chiang Mai University, Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Authors who cannot attend the conference session are also encouraged to submit their papers to this issue. The submission of the full manuscript for this issue must cover one of the following maritime business related topics:

●             Emerging trends and management styles in maritime business administration

●             Marketing practices and innovation in the maritime industry

●             Advanced marketing analytics for the shipping business

●             New measurement models for research and innovation related to the blue economy

●             Organizational behavior and human resource management in the maritime industry and shipping business

●             Port operations and management

●             Multimodal transportation related to inland waterways, domestic and international shipping

●             Maritime transportation, supply chain management and logistics

●             Simulation and maritime computing

●             Maritime passenger transport systems

●             Coastal, marine and maritime tourism

●             Cruise operations and management

●             Maritime policies, legal and regulatory frameworks

●             Maritime economics, insurance, banking, and finance

Any topics not covered in the above-mentioned themes must be communicated with the guest editors and will be considered case by case.

Notes for Prospective Authors

All manuscripts will undergo a peer-review process. Authors should prepare the manuscripts according to the author guidelines given in the website of MABR. For details, please visit:

The Journal is published under a Platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the Journal are funded by Pacific Star Group Education Foundation. This Journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.

Submission Procedure

Submissions to this journal are to be made through the Scholar One submission system here:

Please visit the author guidelines for the journal at

Please ensure you select this special issue from the relevant drop-down menu of the submission process.

Submission Deadline: 10 February 2021

Important Dates

First reviewer feedback (Accept/Revise/Reject): 10 April 2021

Revised paper submission: 10 May 2021

Notification of Acceptance/ Rejection: 10 July 2021

Expected publication date: December 2021


If you have any queries, please feel free to discuss your manuscript ideas with managing editors:

Dr. Ching-Chiao Yang

Professor and Head, Department of Shipping and Transportation Management, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Taih-Cherng Lirn

Professor, Department of Shipping and Transportation Management, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Wirachchaya Chanpuypetch

Lecturer, College of Maritime Studies and Management, Chiang Mai University, Samut Sakhon, Thailand.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Meena Madhavan

Lecturer, College of Maritime Studies and Management, Chiang Mai University, Samut Sakhon, Thailand.

Email: [email protected]