Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This Journal publishes studies on Maritime and Marine Sciences subjects.Our Journal covers various topics of marine technology production and development such as; aquatic ecosystems and populations, marine pollution, fisheries, aquaculture, genetics and biotechnology studies, geological, biological, physical and chemical oceanography studies, naval architecture and marine engineering subjects, offshore systems, underwater and coastal structures, renewable energy generation together with maritime transportation, maritime management and logistics, underwater archaeology and maritime history subjects.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Articles submitted for publication are evaluated by national and/or international reviewers, accept-decline decision is taken by the editorial board. Names of reviewers evaluating the articles aren’t informed to the authors (Blind peer review). The names of the authors not to be seen by the reviewers (double-blind peer review) is left to the preference of the authors. The authors using this preference should delete the lines of name and adress in the article. Depending on the reviewers reports, the decision of major revision or minor revision can be given to the articles which aren’t seen enough. The articles which aren’t reached intended level or aren’t seemed enough in terms of scientific perspective are declined.


Open Access Policy

TRJMMS is an open access journal. The term open access gives the right of readers to read, download, distribute, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles free of charge. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. According to BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative); By “open access” to peer-reviewed research literature, its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free access to articles. 


TRJMMS Article Submission Policy

  1. Turkish Journal of Maritime and Marine Sciences publication language is either Turkish or English, however publications submitted in Turkish should have an English abstract. This Journal is published twice a year.
  2. Submitted work shouldn't have been published before (except as oral and poster presentation), the copyright of the work shouldn't have been transferred to anywhere and the work shouldn't be under review in another journal for publication.
  3. The type of the submitted work (original research, brief report, technical notes and review) must be indicated.
  4. It will not be published elsewhere in English, in Turkish or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
  5. It is important for the submission file to be saved in the valid format of the template of word processor used.
  6. References of information must be indicated.
  7. To avoid unnecessary errors, you are strongly advised to use the ‘spell-check’ and ‘grammar-check’ functions of your word processor.
  8. Author(s) is/are fully responsible for his/her/their works published in the Journal.
  9. A work submitted to the Journal is forwarded to the publishing committee by the editor and evaluated by two or more referees selected by this committee. A work must be approved by the publishing committee and the referees in terms of both scientific content and writing format in order to be accepted for publication. A work rejected for publication is returned to the author(s). A work for which the referee or the editors requested any revisions is sent back to the author(s) for correction according to the given comments and suggestions. Author(s) has/have to convince the publishing committee and the referee(s) about the comments and the suggestions he/she/they disagree(s) with while giving the necessary explanations. Depending on the revision by the author(s) and/or the referee reports for publication, publishing committee decides whether the work is accepted or rejected.
  10. A work accepted for publication is sent to the author(s) for the final control before publishing in order to rewrite it according to writing style and format of the Journal. Finally, author(s) approved version of the work is queued for publishing.
  11.  A person may have two works, as a first author, at most in the same issue.
  12. Articles submitted for a possible publication in the journal have been checked with iThenticate or Turnitin program to compose similarity report since July 1, 2017. This report is sent to the editorial board to be checked. If the program detects more than 20 percentage similarity except that the references, the editorial board requests the revisions from the authors. If the necessary changes does not make in 30 days, the article is declined. If the similarity rate is very high, the article is declined, too.
  13. Authors are obliged to comply with the TRJMMS Submission Policy.
  14. TRJMMS does not charge any article submission or processing charges.

All authors of the article must sign the “Article Copyright Transfer Agreement” stating that they are transferring the publishing rights of the paper to Turkish Journal of Maritime and Marine Sciences and send it to the e-mail address, (trjmms@hotmail.com), together with the final version of the article.


Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism can take place in two forms:

  1. Author(s) deliberately copy someone else’s work and claim it as own work.
  2. Author(s) copy their own previously published material either in full or in part without providing appropriate references called as “self-plagiarism” or “duplicate publication”

Every manuscript submitted for publication to TRJMMS is checked for plagiarism after submission and before being sent to reviewer for evaluation.“iThenticate” or "Turnitin" is used to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscript. Depending on this report, the articles can be declined or can be submitted to the editor to be evaluated.

ISSN: 2564-7016