Manuscript Submission Guidelines for Authors

Basic Organizational Structure of an Article

Contributions as well as questions should be sent to the Executive Editor of the “Asia-Pacific Journal of Marine Science&Education”. Electronic copy of the manuscript is always preferable but also a hard copy or CD-disk with it may be sent to the following address:

Office of «Asia-Pacific Journal of Marine Science&Education»
Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy Maritime State University
50a, Verkhneportovaya st., 300b (building 9)
Vladivostok, Russia 690059
Phone/fax: +7 (4232) 301–275
E-mail: or

In a covering letter, the author provides the names and contact addresses of three appropriate referees who have not been associated with the work or research being submitted, although the Editors will not be bound by such reviewers.

Also the author must confirm that the material is original, is not submitted elsewhere, and has the full written approval of all co-authors to submit. Submission of a manuscript implies the transfer of the copyright for the accepted article to the journal. However, the author retains the right to disseminate his/her own work.

At last the author sends a brief biographical sketch, plus a recent CV with mailing and e-mail contact information.

Submissions selected by the editorial committee are peer reviewed (2 to 3 reviewers). The review period is up to 1 month. The edited manuscript will subsequently be returned to the author for a rewrite period if necessary that should not exceed 2 weeks.

Text should be in English and have font size 12, be single-spaced in MS-Word program with a left-hand margin of 30 mm. The length of the text body supposes not to exceed 6500 words in 6-10 A4 pages. Optimally less than 12 printed A4pages including tables, photos, illustrations, formulas, diagrams and graphs. Although articles longer than 6000 words will be accepted on an occasional basis, if the topic demands this length of treatment.

Translated material, which has not been published in English, will also be considered.

The text manuscript should be accompanied with an abstract (about 10 lines), keywords (no more than 20 arranged in alphabetical order) and a list of references at the end.

Additional information as photos, illustrations, diagrams and graphs, if any, should be referred to as figures and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and appended after the reference list or submitted in separate files in TIFF, JPEG, GIF, EPS or PDF format with clear indication of where the author would like to place figures within the text. Different formats may be accepted on prior agreement. Ensure that bitmap images, such as scans or digital photographs must have resolution at least 300 dpi. Color reproduction is available if the author is willing to bear the additional printing costs. All equations and mathematical formulas should be typewritten. Equations should be numbered serially on the right-hand side by Arabic numerals in parentheses.

Footnotes are to be avoided, but if necessary they must be numbered consecutively in the text and typed under a horizontal line at the foot of the page concerned.

When using an acronym or abbreviation in the manuscript, please spell it out in full the first time.

All measurements should be given in the metric system. When other units of measure are preferred, authors should include metric equivalents. In a sentence overloaded with numbers it is permissible to give certain categories in numerals and others in words. Avoid starting a sentence with a numeral.

By submitting an article for possible publication, authors are expected to agree to the ‘Transfer of Copyright’. This transfer enables the publisher of MSUN to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not relinquish the author’s proprietary rights. The transfer of copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article only.

On acceptance, contributions are subject to editorial amendment, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication. One set of proofs will be sent to the first named author before publication, which should be returned promptly to the Executive Editor by e-mail if the proposed amendments are minor. If the proofs are not returned by the date requested, the article may be dropped.

One copy of the issue and up to twenty offprints of each paper will be provided free of charge to the first named author of main articles. Additional copies of the issue or offprints may be purchased.

References, appended to the end of articles, are listed and numbered in the sequence corresponding to the order of citation in the text. The citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets at the end of the sentence. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. Where there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range.

The following format is required for bibliographic citations:

Books: Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Place published: Publisher.

Non-English book: Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work. Place published: Publisher (native language). [The data mentioned above in transliteration]. Translation.

Example: Иванов И.И. (2000). Подводная робототехника. Москва: Медиапресс. (Russian). [Ivanov I.I. (2000). Podvodnaya robototehnika. Moskva: Mediapress]. Ivanov I.I. (2000). Underwater robotics. Moscow: Mediapress

Journals: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of periodical, volume number, pages.

Newspaper: Author, A. A. (Year, add month and day of publication for daily, weekly, or monthly publications). Title of article. Title of periodical, volume number, pages.

Dissertation: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of work, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department, Institution, Location.

Website: Author, A. A. (Date of publication). Title of article. Retrieved month date, year, from http://Web address.