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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(1)     Articles submitted to the journal proceeding should not be published or submitted elsewhere for consideration.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)     In the submission proposals, the authors should state their titles, institutions they work, communication addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

(5)     Submissions should not exceed 10,000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography. Turkish and English abstracts as well as Turkish and English titles and maximum 5 keywords should be included at the beginning of the articles. A maximum of 250 words should be used in the abstract.

(6)     Just below the title of the article, the title and surname of the author 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 institution to which the author is affiliated, his title, e-mail address and ORCID ID address should be included.

Example: Ankara University Law Faculty, Department of Maritime Law (e-mail adress) (ORCID ID: 0000-0000-0000-0000).

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

(8)     The main body of the text should be prepared in Times New Roman characters, 11 – point font, 1.1 line spacing, 9 pt paragraph spacing. Footnotes should be prepared with 0.5 cm indentation, Times New Roman characters, 9 – point font, 1 type in spacing and 2 pt paragraph spacing.

(9)     If the citations in the text are less than three lines, the quoted part is written in “…”. If 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 “…”, in times new roman character, 9 pt, text spacing 1.1 spacing, paragraph spacing 6 pt.

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

(11)    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)    Headings in the text should be arranged as follows:


1. Bold and Only Initial Letters Capitalized

A. Bold and Only Initial Letters Capitalized

a. White and Only Initial Letters Uppercase

aa.White and Only Initial Letters Uppercase

(13)    References and citations should be prepared in the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) style. The final version of the relevant reference system can be accessed via The first references to the sources are made in accordance with the examples given below:

For books and book chapters:

Nil Kula-Değirmenci, Türk Hukukunda Deniz Alacaklarına Karşı Sorumluluğu Sınırlama Fonu (1st edn, On İki Levha Yayıncılık 2015).

Yücel Acer and İbrahim Kaya, Uluslararası Hukuk İngilizce Özetli Ders Kitabı (Revised and Extended 12nd edn, Seçkin Yayıncılık 2021) 209.

Kemal Şenocak, ‘Sorumluluk Konusu Olaya Kasten Neden Olma (TTK m. 1477)’, Samim Ünan ve Emine Yazıcıoğlu (eds), Sigorta Hukuku Sempozyumları (1st edn, On İki Levha Yayıncılık 2018) 173.

For the articles, theses and communiqués:

İsmail Demir, ‘Deniz Alacaklarına Karşı Mesuliyetin Sınırlandırılması Hakkında Milletlerarası Sözleşme’de Yapılan 2012 Değişikliklerinin Değerlendirilmesi’ (2015) 31(1) BATİDER 111, 117.

Javan Herberg, ‘Injunctive Relief for Wrongful Termination of Employment’ (DPhil thesis, University of Oxford 1989).

Ben McFarlane and Donal Nolan, ‘Remedying Reliance: The Future Development of Promissory and Proprietary Estoppel in English Law’ (Obligations III conference, Brisbane, July 2006).

For internet resources:

Sarah Cole, ‘Virtual Friend Fires Employee’ <> accessed 19 November 2009.

For legislation:

Turkish Civil Code, Code Number: 4721, Acceptance Date: 22.11.2001, OG 08.12.2001/24607.

For international contracts:

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992.

For Turkish court decisions:

HD, 17.11.1981, E. 1980 / 4528, K. 1981 / 4880 (Access Source).

İstanbul BAM 37. HD, 6.7.2018, E. 2018/426, K. 2018/1194 (Access Source).

İstanbul 17. Asliye Ticaret Mahkemesi, 18.12.2018, E. 2016/299, K. 2018/497 (Access Source).

For court decisions of other countries:

Land, Island and Maritime Frontier Case (El Salvador/Honduras, Nicaragua intervening) (Application for Intervention) [1990] ICJ Rep 92.

Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd [2008] UKHL 13, [2008] 1 AC 884.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954).

For the texts of the decision etc. published in the Official Gazette:

OG 24.07.2001/24472.

(14)    In subsequent citations to a work by the same author, only the surname of the author and then a comma can be used to refer to the relevant page. The following example can be considered at this point.

1Ademuni-Odeke, ‘Port State Control and UK Law’ (1997) 28 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 657, 660.

 5Ademuni-Odeke, 662.

(15)    In case of citing more than one work by the same author, which abbreviation will be used about the work name is shown in parentheses at the end of the first citation and then abbreviated in line with the following examples:

For the books:

1 Gareth Jones, Goffand Jones: The Law of Restitution (7th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2009) 15 (Restitutio).

5 Jones, Restitutio, 20.

For the articles and Communiqués:

2Jeremy Waldron, ‘The Core of the Case against Judicial Review’ (2006) 115 Yale LJ 1346, 1372 (‘Judicial Review’).

7Waldron, ‘Judicial Review’ ,1375.

(16)    The references to be included in the bibliography take the same format as the references in the footnotes, with the following exceptions: the initials of the author should be used instead of the name of the author, and these letters should only be followed by a comma after the last initial letter, without comma separation. The surname of the author must come before the initials of the name.

In reference to the footnote:

Elizabeth Fisher, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism (Hart Publishing 2007).

In the bibliography:

Fisher E, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism (Hart Publishing 2007)

(17)    References should be arranged in alphabetical order according to the author’s surname in the bibliography. If more than one work by the same author is cited in the bibliography, the author’s works should be listed in chronological order (from the oldest) and alphabetically by the first word of the title within a year. After the reference to the first work, the author’s name should be replaced by a dash. Works by more than one author should be listed alphabetically under the name of the first author, after that author’s works as a single author. If the first author has co-authored more than one work, the co-authored works should be listed alphabetically after the last name of the co-author. If more than one work by the same first author and co-author is cited, the works should be listed chronologically and the name of the co-author should be repeated each time.

Atamer K, ‘1976 Sınırlı Sorumluluk ve 1992 Petrol Kirliliği Sözleşmelerinin Tatbikatı’na Dair Yasal Düzenleme Taslağı ve Gerekçesi’, Bilgi Toplumunda Hukuk – Prof. Dr. Ünal Tekinalp’e Armağan, vol 1 (1st edn, BETA 2003) 849 (‘Sınırlı Sorumluluk’)

—— ‘Yeni Türk Ticaret Kanunu Uyarınca “Zarar Sigortaları”na Giriş’ (2011) 27 BATİDER 21 (‘Zarar Sigortaları’)

—— ‘Deniz Ticareti Hukuku’na İlişkin Tartışmalı İçtihatların Yeni Türk Ticaret Kanunu Uyarınca Değerlendirilmesi’, Ticaret Hukuku ve Yargıtay Kararları Sempozyumu XXVI, Bildiriler- Tartışmalar, 14 December 2012 (1st edn, Banka ve Ticaret Hukuku Araştırma Enstitüsü 2013) 211 (‘Tartışmalı İçtihatlar’)

—— Deniz Ticareti Hukuku, vol 1 (1st edn, On İki Levha Yayıncılık 2017) (Deniz Ticareti)

—— ve Süzel C, Yeni Deniz Ticareti Hukuku’nun Kaynakları, Milletlerarası Sözleşmeler ve Açıklamalı Çevirileri, Bibliyografya, Mahkeme Kararları (1st edn, On İki Levha Yayıncılık 2013)

(18)    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.

(19)    Submissions found suitable for DEHUKAMDER will be sent to at least two independent reviewers in a blind procedure. 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.

In case one of the referee reports is accepted and the other is rejected, a third referee can be appointed for the article or the editorial board can make the decision on this subject without re-appointing a referee.

(20)    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.

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

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

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