Thematic Scope

The Maritime Safety and Security Law Journal (MarSafeLaw Journal) welcomes submissions that highlight recent and significant developments in the field of maritime safety and security.
The Journal publishes papers from various legal perspectives, notably the law of the sea, environmental law, immigration law, human rights law, international criminal law, and similar sectors. Special emphasis is placed on contemporary issues, timely legal decisions, new legislation, and current law reform proposals in the realm of maritime safety and security.
The Editorial Board recognises the importance of diverse voices and supporting the next generation of scholars; we therefore encourage submissions by early career academics and from all regions of the world.


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. The Journal has a high standard of scientific quality and each article is subject to an internal peer review by the Editors, followed by an external, double-blind peer review by a scholar in the relevant academic field.

How to submit

Authors can submit an abstract of the manuscript (300 words) to including the following information: author name(s) and affiliation(s), the type of manuscript, and the projected word count. The abstract should also clearly indicate the timeliness of the topic and its suitability for the Journal.
Submissions are reviewed and accepted manuscripts are published on a rolling basis throughout the year.
For more guidance, please consult Authors> Guidelines.

Book reviews

Authors who are interested in having their books reviewed by the MarSafeLaw Journal are kindly invited to send the electronic copy (e-book) to or the printed copy to Dr. Gemma Andreone, Institute for International Legal Studies of the National Research Council of Italy, Via dei Taurini 19, 00186 Rome, Italy.
The books will not be returned to the Authors and the submission does not guarantee that the book will be reviewed.