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Principles of Publishing

Journal of Sea and Maritime Law

Principles of Publishing


(1)     Articles submitted to the journal proceeding should not be published or submitted elsewhere for consider­ation. Submissions, if accepted for publication, should be copyright – owned by the Ankara University National Center for the Sea and Maritime Law (DEHUKAM) (digital / electronic media included) with all its publication rights and cannot be published anywhere else without DEHUKAM’s consent.

(2)     Articles submitted to the journal must comply with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). For more information: /

(3)     Submission proposals should be sent by e-mail to, with the copy of the proposed article attached.

(4)     Submission proposals should include the names and email contacts addresses of all authors.

(5)     Submissions should not exceed 10,000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography. Turkish and English abstracts as well as Turkish and English main titles and keywords should be included at the beginning of the articles. Abstract sections are to be written in 10 – point, Times New Roman, and not more than 250 words.

(6)     Just below the main title of the article, academic titles and surnames of authors should be indicated, aligned to the right of the page, and a footnote with a star should be placed at the end of the surname. In the footnote with a star, the academic title of the author, department, faculty, university, e-mail address and ORCID number should be clearly included.

Example: Professor of International Maritime Law and Policy, Department of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ankara; Senior Researcher, the Ankara University National Center for the Sea and Maritime Law (DEHUKAM),;, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1573-6171.

(7)     Submissions should be prepared in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Word 5.1 for Macintosh format.

(8)     The main text of the paper should be written in Times New Roman, 11 – point, 1.1 font spacing, 9 pt. paragraph spacing; all the footnotes should be prepared in Times New Roman, 9 – point, 1 font spacing, 2 pt. paragraph spacing and indented in 0.5 cm.

(9)     If the citations made in the text are less than three lines, the quoted part should be written in “ditto mark”. In case the quotations are more than three lines, they should be written as a separate paragraph indented 1.5 cm from the right and left, in “ditto mark”, 9 – point, 1.1 font spacing, 6 pt. paragraph spacing.

(10)   Foreign words in the article should be specified in italic font.

(11)   Regardless of the footnotes, reference to names in the main text should not be shortened unless neces­sary. When shortening is necessary, the name should be given as a whole and the shortened version should be added in parenthesis next to it.

(12)   References and citations should be prepared in the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) style.

First references to sources should be made according to the following examples:

For the high court of appeal’s decisions: 11. HD, 17.11.1981, E. 1980 / 4528, K. 1981 / 4880 (Access Source)

For books: Gareth Jones, Goff and Jones: The Law of Restitution (1st supp, 7th ed., Sweet &; Maxwell 2009) 15.

For articles and Communiqués: Jeremy Waldron, ‘The Core of the Case against Judicial Review’ (2006) 115 Yale LJ 1346, 1372.

Francis Rose, ‘The Evolution of the Species’, Andrew Burrows and Alan Rodger (eds), Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks (OUP 2006) 13, 25.

(13)   References to the same author’s publication should be shortened in accordance with the following example:

Waldron, 1372.

(14)   When making references to the same author’s multiple publications, the abbreviation to be used should be specified at the end of the first reference in parenthesis and should be shortened for example:

For books: Gareth Jones, Goff and Jones: The Law of Restitution (1st supp, 7th ed., Sweet &; Maxwell 2009) 15 (Restitutio).

Jones, Restitutio, 20.

For articles and Communiqués: Jeremy Waldron, ‘The Core of the Case against Judicial Review’ (2006) 115 Yale LJ 1346, 1372 (‘Judicial Review’).

Waldron, ‘Judicial Review’, 1375.

(15)   If the article refers to a legislation for the first time, this should be specified with the date, number and with the access information (date and number of the Official Gazette, if any) added to the footnote.

(16)   Any resource, which is obtained from the Internet, should be specified with the date of its access, for example: Sarah Cole, ‘Virtual Friend Fires Employee’ <; 05/index.html>; accessed 19 November 2009.

(17)   Submissions that are found unsuitable for DEHUKAMDER publication, will be returned to the author(s) for corrections and / or resubmission, before being sent to the referee.

(18)   Submissions found suitable to DEHUKAMDER will be sent in blind to at least two independent refer­ees. In line with the reports from the referees, it is either decided to publish the submission, or to ask the author for corrections within the framework of the reports, or to reject the submission, and the author is notified of the situation as soon as possible.

(19)   The Editorial Board, taking into account the volume of articles to be published in the relevant issue, may decide to publish the articles which have received a satisfactory report from the referees in subsequent issues or to shorten them by the author, taking their length into consideration.

(20)   ‘DEHUKAMDER’ pseudonym may be used for reference to any of its published articles.

(21)   All translations included in the journal have been provided by a translation agency and the authors are not responsible for the translations.

(22)   The listing of articles in the journal will appear in the alphabetical order of the authors’ last names.