Features of the journal
The Maritime Safety and Security Law Journal is an open access, peer reviewed journal, published in English. MarSafeLaw Journal is the official acronym of the Journal’s title.
The Maritime Safety and Security Law Journal (MarSafeLaw Journal) highlights the most recent and relevant developments in the field of maritime safety and security from different legal perspectives (notably law of the sea, environmental law, immigration law, human rights law, international criminal law and other relevant sectors). Special emphasis is placed on timely topics, recent judicial decisions, new legislation and current law reform proposals in the field of maritime safety and security. The MarSafeLaw Journal contains doctrinal articles as well as commentaries on case law or laws and regulations at the national, regional or international level.
History of the Journal
The MarSafe Law Journal was founded in 2015 within the framework of COST ACTION 1105 MARSAFENET (Network of Experts on the Legal Aspects of Maritime Safety and Security; (www.marsafenet.org). The founding members were the Action Chair, Gemma Andreone, together with Claudia Cinelli, Kiara Neri and Anna Petrig.
Open Access Policy
The MarSafeLaw Journal is an open access journal. All published papers are freely accessible from the date of publication. For more information, please consult Policies > Open Access.
Types of Manuscripts
Authors are encouraged to submit the following types of manuscripts:
- Articles: 6,000 – 10,000 words, including footnotes
- Comments on legal decisions, legislation or regulations at the national, regional or international level: 2,000 – 5,000 words, including footnotes
- Short submissions: 1,000 – 3,000 words, including footnotes
- Book reviews: 1,000 – 3,000 words, including footnotes
Manuscripts submitted for publication must be original, neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. For more guidance, please consult Authors > Submissions.
Peer Review Policy
The MarSafeLaw Journal follows a high standard of scientific quality and each article is subject to an internal review by the Editors, followed by an external, double-blind peer review by experts in the relevant legal field. For more information, please consult Policies > Peer Review.