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Charges, waivers and sponsorships

Maritime Studies has recently made a transition from a subscription-based to an open access journal. As articles can now be freely obtained on the internet, this increases reach and readership, and thereby benefits authors and readers alike. The cost of open access publishing requires authors to pay an article-processing charge (APC). However, Maritime Studies possesses a generous system of APC waivers and sponsorships. See our article-processing charge details for more information.

1988-2011 articles

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Aims and scope

Maritime Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal on the social dimensions of coastal and marine issues throughout the world. The journal is a venue for theoretical and empirical research relevant to a wide range of academic social science disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, geography, history and political science. Space is especially given to develop academic concepts and debate. We invite original research papers, reviews and viewpoints and welcome proposals for special issues that make a distinctive contribution to contemporary discussion around maritime and coastal use, development and governance. The journal provides a rigorous but constructive review process and rapid publication, and is accessible to new researchers, including postgraduate students and early career academics.

Thematic series

Post-Structural approaches to fisheries research
Edited by: Charles Mather
Collection first published: 12 July 2017

Living with environmental change: An analysis of social-ecological adaptation in lagoon systems across the world
Edited by: Prateek Kumanr Nayak and Sarah Coulthard
Collection first published: 27 January 2017

Enhancing stewardship in Latin American and Caribbean small scale fisheries
Edited by Maria Gasalla and Fabio de Castro
Collection first published: 14 May 2015

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