The International Journal of Maritime History (IJMH) is the journal of the International Maritime Economic History Association. The IJMH is a fully-refereed, quarterly publication which addresses the maritime dimensions of economic, social, cultural, and environmental history. Truly international in scope, the IJMH publishes studies of a multidisciplinary nature on a broad range of maritime historical themes, including shipping, shipbuilding, seafaring, ports, resorts and other coastal communities, sea-borne trade, fishing, environment and the culture of the sea. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Every issue of the IJMH carries a diversity of material that reflects the breadth and international nature of research in maritime history. Scholars the world over contribute feature articles as well as research notes that inform readers of important new scholarship which has not yet reached the stage of a formal monograph, historiographical essays, and essays on source. A series of "forums" explores important issues in maritime history. The book reviews are recognized as being the most extensive in the field. Each volume also includes "Roundtables" comprising essays by a group of participants who use an important new book as a platform for discussion of a variety of themes, methodologies and perspectives that are suggested by the book; these are then followed by a response by the author.
Previously self-published by International Maritime Economic History Association
The International Journal of Maritime History (IJMH) is the journal of the International Maritime Economic History Association. The IJMH is a fully-refereed, quarterly publication which addresses the maritime dimensions of economic, social, cultural, and environmental history. Truly international in scope, the IJMH publishes studies of a multidisciplinary nature on a broad range of maritime historical themes, including shipping, shipbuilding, seafaring, ports, resorts and other coastal communities, sea-borne trade, fishing, environment and the culture of the sea. Every issue of the IJMH carries a diversity of material including original articles, research notes and book reviews that reflect the breadth and international nature of research in maritime history.
|Catia Antunes||University of Leiden, Netherlands|
|Constantin Ardeleanu||University of Galati, Romania|
|John Barzman||Université du Havre, France|
|Tapio Bergholm||University of Helsinki, Finland|
|Huw V. Bowen||Swansea University, UK|
|Gordon Boyce||University of Newcastle, Australia|
|Jaap R. Bruijn||University of Leiden, Netherlands|
|Maria Fusaro||University of Exeter, UK|
|Ruthy Gertwagen||University of Haifa, Israel|
|Gelina Harlaftis||Ionian University, Greece|
|Ingo Heidbrink||Old Dominion University, USA|
|Graydon Henning||University of New England, Australia|
|Adrian Jarvis||University of Liverpool, UK|
|Jan Tore Klovland||Norwegian School of Economics, Norway|
|Silvia Marzagalli||Université Nice, France|
|Michael B. Miller||University of Miami, USA|
|Kenneth Morgan||Brunel University London, UK|
|Leos Muller||Stockholm University, Sweden|
|Jari Ojala||University of Jyväskylä, Finland|
|Sarah Palmer||University of Greenwich, UK|
|Chris Reid||University of Portsmouth, UK|
|M. Stephen Salmon||National Archives of Canada, Canada|
|Carl E. Swanson||East Carolina University, USA|
|Stig Tenold||Norwegian School of Economics, Norway|
|M. Elisabetta Tonizzi||University of Genoa, Italy|
|Anita M. C. Van Dissel||University of Leiden, Netherlands|
|Carmel Vassallo||University of Malta, Malta|
|William D. Wray||University of British Columbia, Canada|
- Peer review policy
- Article types
- How to submit your manuscript
- Publishing Policies
5.1 Publication Ethics
5.2 Journal Contributor’s publishing agreement
5.3 Open access and author archiving
- Statements and conventions
6.2 Declaration of conflicting interests
6.3 Funding acknowledgement
6.4 Other statements and conventions
- Manuscript style
8.1 File types
8.2 Journal style
8.3 Reference style
8.4 Manuscript preparation
- After acceptance
9.3 SAGE production
9.4 OnlineFirst publication
- Further information
International Journal of Maritime History publishes studies of a multidisciplinary nature on a broad range of maritime historical themes, including shipping, shipbuilding, seafaring, ports, resorts and other coastal communities, sea-borne trade, fishing, environment and the culture of the sea.
1. Peer review policy
Submissions to the International Journal of Maritime History are normally assessed by two reviewers. The journal operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewers’ names are withheld from the author, and the author’s name from the reviewers. Reviewers may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within (e.g.) 4-6 weeks of submission.
International Journal of Maritime History publishes original research and review articles on a broad range of maritime historical themes. The Journal considers the following kinds of article for publication:
1. Research Papers;
(a) Full articles in the range of 6,000-8,000 words
(b) Shorter Research Notes in the range of 2,000-2,500 words
2. Forums. A themed group of papers (usually three or four) with an editorial introduction, not normally exceeding 40,000 words in total
3. Roundtables. Invited panels of reviews of works of particular significance, with a response by the author. Please send Roundtable submissions directly to the Editor via the email given in Point 10.
4. Review Articles. The Editors wish to encourage the following types of review, but request that authors contact them in advance:
(a) General reviews that provide a synthesis of an area within the broad field of maritime historical study;
(b) Perspectives - brief overviews, which are 4-6 printed pages in length including references, that address important new areas of general interest;
5. Book Reviews.
Word limits specified above include all elements (title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, biographical statement, etc.).
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once the authorization of all contributing authors has been gathered. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
- have made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data
- drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content
- approved the version to be published.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.
Please refer to the ICMJE Authorship guidelines at http://www.icmje.org/ethical_1author.html.
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
International Journal of Maritime History is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijmh to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
All papers other than the Roundtables must be submitted via the online system. Roundtable submissions should be sent to the Editor whose details are provided in Point 10 below. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway
International Journal of Maritime History and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
International Journal of Maritime History offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support. Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
International Journal of Maritime History encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
International Journal of Maritime History requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC and DOCX. Templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway. Please also refer to the additional guidelines on submitting artwork below.
International Journal of Maritime History conforms to the SAGE house style. Information is included in the guidelines in 8.3.
International Journal of Maritime History adheres to the Humane Reference Style. Click here to review the guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.
The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
International Journal of Maritime History does not currently accept supplemental files.
Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.
SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway.
At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.
We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in International Journal of Maritime History with SAGE.
A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the editorial office as follows:
International Journal of Maritime History,
Maritime Historical Studies Centre,