Guide for Authors

  • The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics sets out to address, through high quality research articles and authoritative commentary, the major policy and management issues facing the shipping and the logistics of past and present. The journal aims to provide independent, original and rigorous analysis in the areas of shipping and logistics policy and regulation, strategic issues, operations management, transport finance and economics, shipping and transportation law, and environmental impact.

    1. The editors welcome original contributions. By submission of a manuscript an author certifies that the work is original and is not being considered simultaneously by another publisher.

    2. Manuscripts should normally not exceed 8,000 words (20 pages). All manuscripts will be refereed by three referees and only those receiving Review Results over BBC will be accepted for publication. The editors and members of the editorial board will be pleased to discuss or forward papers on behalf of authors.

    3. Please download the template document AJSL-Template.doc from when writing the papers. As indicated in the template, papers should be prepared in single column format suitable for direct printing onto B5 paper (JIS 182 x 257 mm). Do not alter the format and style layouts that have been set up in the template.

    4. Electronic submissions are preferred. The manuscript for review should be single-spaced with figures and tables embedded in the text, and the pages should be numbered. Your full name (the first name in small letter and the last name in capital letter), position, affiliation and email address should be given on a front sheet.

    e.g.) Chin-shan LU, Professor of National Chen Kung University, Taiwan, Email:

    5. Papers should be prepared in the following order;

    Title - Authors - Contents - Abstract - Main Body - Conclusion - Acknowledgements - References - Appendices

    Section headings should be centred, with the first letter capitalized and numbered such as I, II, III consecutively, starting with the Introduction. Sub-section headings should be capital, numbered 1, 2, 3 and 1), 2), 3) and left justified.

    6. A short abstract of around 100 words with 5–10 key words should precede the Introduction. The abstract should be clear and informative, giving an indication of the scope of, and results contained in, the paper.

    7. In-text notes should be avoided if possible and do use footnotes as the example. All measurements should be in metric units or state metric equivalents.

    e.g.) Smith (1776), pp. 127–130.

    8. The full references must be listed on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript. They should include all authors' last names in capital letter and initials, year of publication, “title of article” (between double quotation mark) or book (italic), the full title of the journal (italic), volume and page numbers, and for books and other documents, the publisher's name and place of publication. References should conform to the following style:

    Book) FLYVBJERG, B., BRUZELIUS, N. and ROTHERNGATTER, W. (2003), Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Edited Book) METTAM, G.R. & ADAMS, L.B. (1994), How to prepare an electric version of your article, in JONES, B.S. and SMITH, R.Z.(eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, N.Y. : E-Publishing, Inc., pp. 281–304.

    Article) SILCOCK, D. (2003), “Preventing death and injury on the world's roads,” Transport Reviews, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 263–273.

    9. Figures and tables might be inserted in the manuscript and numbered consecutively. Captions, scales, source details and other critical wording should be included.

    10. Corresponding authors can now receive their article by email as a complete PDF. This allows the author to print up to 10 copies, free of charge, and disseminate them to colleagues. A copy of the journal will be sent via mail to corresponding author after publication. Additional copies of the journal can be purchased at the author's preferential rate of 25.00/US$50 per copy.

    11. Copyright: It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to the Korean Association of Shipping and Logistics (KASL). This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors retain a number of other rights under the KASL copyright policies. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

    Note to Authors: Electronic submission is preferred. Please make sure your contact address information is clearly visible on the front sheet of the paper you are sending to Managing Editor.

    Authors should submit their articles to: Dr. Hyuk-soo Cho, email:


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