ISSN: 2147-2955 / E-ISSN: 2148-9386

Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors

This sample includes the manuscript preparation guideline of Journal of ETA Maritime Science (JEMS). In abstract section a brief indicating the novelty and main findings of the study should be written. The text of abstract should be written fully justified, in italics and 10 pt. The section should be no more than 200 words. The number of keywords should be between 3-5.

Keywords: JEMS, Author, Manuscript, Guide

1. Introduction
Journal of Eta Maritime Science (JEMS) aims to encourage and publish research studies about the challenges and opportunities associated with numerous numbers of understandings in maritime sector. Besides, JEMS also aims to reach out to relevant audience by publishing the studies covering latest scientific and technological developments. JEMS journal which is published periodically and regularly may also publish special issues related to the selected topics. Scope of the journal covers national, international and local studies regarding Marine Engineering, Maritime Transportation Engineering, Naval Architecture Engineering, Marine Operations, Logistics, Logistics Engineering, Maritime History, Coastal Engineering, Marine Pollution and Environment, Fishing and Fisheries Technology, Shipbuilding and Ocean Engineering

2. Page Layout and Format
JEMS publishes studies conducted in English. Text are to be prepared with justified alignment, without indentation in the paragraph beginning, in “cambria” format with 10-point font size and with 1,0 line- spacing. There must be initially 6nk and then 3nk line-spacing between new launching paragraph and previous paragraph. Worksheets must be on A4 paper size and margins should be 4 cm from top, 4 cm from bottom, 4 cm from left and 3.5 cm from right.

Studies must be submitted online from the journal’s web address ( Articles printed or within CD, articles submitted by mail, fax etc. is not acceptable.

The main title of article must be written in English and should be set centered in 12 point-size. Initially 6nk and after 6nk space should be left before the main title.

The first letter of the primary headings in the article should be capital letter, and all headings and sub-headings should be designed 10 pt, bold and located to the left with numbering, and also navy blue color should be used for sub-headings.

The use of tables and figures should be kept to a minimum. For readability purposes, the total number of tables and figures should be no more than 10 per article.

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The table heading should be placed above the table and the figure heading should be placed below the figure. 2 nk spaces should be added before the table heading and figure heading and also 3 nk space should be added after. The “table” and the “figure” should be written as bold and left aligned. First letters of table, figure and equation headings should be written with capital letters. The heading and the content should be written with “cambria” font and 10-point size. If tables, figures and equations in the study are cited, their references should be stated. 2 nk spaces should be added before references and 3 nk spaces should be added after. If tables and figures don’t fit into a single column, they should be designed to include two columns. Tables and figures which include two columns should be stated at the top or bottom of the page.

Table 1. Sample Table

Turkish Male Seafarers
(n = 131,152)

BMI < 25.0

BMI 25-30

BMI > 30

Number of Participants

16-24 Ages Group





25-44 Ages Group





45-66 Ages Group





All Turkish Male Seafarers

47.9 %

39.6 %



Turkish Male Population

47.3 %

39.0 %

13.7 %


In the article, decimal fractions should be separated with dots and numbers should be separated with commas.

Average age: 28.624
Number of participants: 1,044 people

Page numbers, headers and footers should not be added to the study. These adjustments will be made by the journal administration.
Authors are deemed to have accepted that they have transferred the copyright of their studies to the journal by submitting their studies to our journal. Submitting a study to two different journals simultaneously is not suitable within the frame of academic ethics.
It is required that the studies are original and have not been published elsewhere before. If conference and symposium papers were published in a booklet, in this case they shall be published by JEMS on the condition that the copyright has not been transferred to the first publishing place. Information must be given to the journal editorship about the place where these kinds of papers were published before.

3. Types of Article
Editorial (ED)
This is an article which is prepared by the editor for determining journal policies, in guiding
research strategies and in making announcements to researchers and authors.

Letter to Editor (LE)
This is a short article grounding upon the objectivity criteria, which is addressed to the editor with the purpose of making comment, criticism and contribution on a previously written and published article. Letter to editor is used to allow sharing of feedbacks on the articles that have been published in JEMS. Title, Author, Letter, References (Maximum 6000 words, 15 pages).

Erratum (ER)
This is a notification for making announcement of corrections, errors and retracts regarding the articles that have been previously published in JEMS.

Original Research (AR)
This is an original research article which contains the findings that reached with the analysis of data obtained using specific methodologies within the context of the research model developed on the basis of a literature review on a specific topic and contains the results which were obtained by the discussion of the findings and the literature (Maximum 6000 words, 15 pages).

Review (RE)
This is an article pertaining to the research compiled by summarizing researches and data which were previously carried out by other authors and/or institutions. (It cannot be accepted as an original research article) Title, Author, Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Conclusion, References (Maximum 6000 words, 15 pages).

Report (RP) Interview (RP)
This is an article pertaining to the short research using structured interview methods with a veteran, recognized with knowledge and expertise in a specific subject, in order to seek his/her advice in a predetermined topic concerning the maritime industry (Organized by the editor). Title, Author, Abstract, Short biography of the interviewee, Methodology, Questions and Comments, Results, Interview Permit Certificate (Maximum 3000 words).

Case Investigation (RP)
This is an article pertaining to a short research which was prepared to unfold a problem determined during a research concerning the maritime industry, to offer a solution for this problem and to develop a method for the solution. Title, Author, Abstract, Case, Problem and Solution Offers, Conclusion, References, Permission Letter (Maximum 2000 words).

Technical Report (RP)
This is an article pertaining to the short research containing the conclusions of an analysis on relevant obtained data in matters concerning the maritime industry referenced upon limited number of literature. It covers conclusive reports of industrial research in particular, research reports carried out during the period of academic education, etc. Title, Author, Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Results, References(Maximum 2000 words).

Book Review (BK)
This is an article where a newly published book concerning the maritime industry is evaluated in conformance with a certain methodology through an invited reviewer. (Maximum 1000 words).

Academic Perspective
This is an article in characteristics of a compilation or a plain text where veteran academicians who are recognized with their academic knowledge and expertise would share their contributions in the field of maritime science, guide to young academicians and researchers and offer solutions for the demands of the maritime industry. (Invited by the editor).

Industrial Perspective
An article in conformance with a specified text format prepared by an expert as an invitee whose knowledge and experience related to their area of expertise is recognized to be beneficial by the industry (Invited by the editor). Title, Author, Abstract, Foresight about the subject, Results (Maximum 6000 words, 15 pages).

After the Meeting This article is written for the purposes of conveying the impressions, congress conclusion reports and information gathered during scientific conventions following a congress, conference and a symposium which is organized on such matters concerning the maritime industry. (Maximum 500 words).

Citations in the study should be designed in brackets by numbering [1]. References also should be numbered in brackets as well.

Reference management software
The reference template of most journals is found in many of the most popular reference management software products. The products provide support Citation Style Language styles, such as Mendeley, Zotero using citation plug-ins from these products. Authors should only select the appropriate journal template while preparing their articles; then citations and bibliography are automatically formatted in the style of the journal. If a template is not yet available for this journal, authors can follow the format of the sample references and citations shown in this Guide. We highly recommend you to use reference management software such as Mendeley, Zotero etc. If the reference management software is used, authors should ensure that they remove all field codes before submitting the manuscript.

Users of Mendeley Desktop can easily install the reference style for this journal by clicking the following link:

Users of Zotero can also easily install the reference style by using the following link:

When preparing your manuscript, you will then be able to select this style using the Mendeley plug-ins for Microsoft Word or LibreOffice.

Reference style
In-text Citing please refer to the source with a number in a square bracket, e.g. [1].
When citing multiple sources at once, please list each number separately, in its own brackets, e.g. [1][2][7] or [1] - [5].
In the reference list, all references should be numerically in the order. The below examples are from the Journal of ETA Maritime Science Citation Reference Guide.

Journal Article

Author, F. N., Author, S., Author, T., & Author, F. (2019). Title of the Article. Journal of ETA Maritime Science, 7(4), 20–30.

Conference Proceeding

Author, F. N., Author, S., Author, T., & Author, F. (2019). Title of the Proceeding. In Editor (Ed.), Title of the Conference (pp. 20–30). City: Publisher.


Author, B. (2019). Book Title. (Editor, Ed.) (Edition.). City: Publisher.

Book Chapter

Author, F. N., Author, S., Author, T., & Author, F. (2019). Title of the Book Chapter. In Editor (Editor Name, Surname), Title of the Book (Edition., pp. 20–30). City: Publisher.

Web Page

Author, F. N., Author, S., Author, T., & Author, F. (2019). Web Page Title. Publication. Retrieved May 12, 2019, from


Author, F. N., Author, S., Author, T., & Author, F. (2019). Report Title. City.

PhD Thesis

Author, F. N. (2019). Title of the Thesis (PhD Thesis). University.

MSc Thesis

Author, F. (2019). Title of the Thesis (MSc Thesis). University.

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