Journal of Transport and Shipping

An international multidisciplinary referred Journal the purpose of which is to present manuscripts that are concerned with case-studies, empirical, descriptive, policy-making and prescriptive research linked to actual problems relevant to shipping, trade and transport.



December 2003, Issue 1

Editorial Board

Nikolaos Litinas (chair)*,
John Karkazis (co-chair)*,
Nikitas V. Nikitakos*,
Amalia Polydoropoulou*,
Evangellos Xideas*

Managerial Board: J.Karkazis & G. Proios*

*: Department of Shipping, Trade & Transport, University of the Aegean
Korais 2a str, 82100 Chios,Greece (tel: 30-22710-35200, fax: 30-22710-35299)

Aims and Scope

AWP is an international referred journal the purpose of which is to present manuscripts that are concerned with case studies, empirical and descriptive policy making and prescriptive works that are linked to actual problems relevant to shipping, trade and transport. Other areas of interest include: business and managerial economics, financial management, investments, banking, international studies, long range planning, forecasting and strategic planning, organization studies, systems engineering, technology transfer, conflict resolution and geo-strategic studies. The journal welcomes all points of view and perspectives and encourages original research or applied study in any of the several areas listed above.

Subscription rates

A relatively low subscription rate has been introduced largely covering running costs. Current rates per issue are: 30 euros for individuals and 50 euros for institutions.

Published by the University of the Aegean (Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport)

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Instruction to Authors

December 2003, Issue 1

Manuscripts. Papers submitted should be in English (US or UK) typed in double spacing with ample margins (including a title page with the title of the contribution, name(s) of the author(s) and affiliation(s) as the author(s) would wish them to appear), on one side of A4 paper and numbered consecutively. Articles should normally not exceed 7.000 words, although articles longer than 7.000 words will be accepted on an occasional basis, if the topic demands this length of treatment. The full postal address of the author who will check proofs and receive correspondence should be also included in the title. Articles must be preceded by an abstract, of not more than 150 words, on a separate page. No more than six key words or phrases must be provided.

All contributions are refereed. The corresponding author’s name, affiliation, full address (including telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address and any other contact particulars) of co-authors should only appear in the cover letter. Submission of a paper to this Journal is understood to imply that is represents original and unpublished research and it is not being considered for publication elsewhere. The final version of accepted papers must be submitted both in manuscript form and on a 3,5″ High Density (HD) diskette. The diskette must be formatted with MS-DOS/PC-DOS and the wordprocessing program employed must be Microsoft Word. The version of the wordprocessing program used, must be clearly indicated. Electronic submission is also possible (

References. References should be indicated in the text by giving the author’s name and year of publication in parentheses. If a referenced paper has three or more authors, the reference should always appear at the first author followed by et al. If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited a,b,c, etc should be put after the year of publication. The references must be collected together in a reference list, which should include (in alphabetical order by author) every work cited in the text. The reference list should be on a separate sheet at the end of the main text. The following system of giving references is required.

For books:
Kmenta, J. (1986) Elements of Econometrics, 2nd ed, Macmillan, New York.
For periodicals:
Suykens, F. and Van de Voorde, E. (1998) A quarter of a century of port management in Europe: Objectives and tools. Maritime Policy and Management, 25(3), pp. 251-262.
For edited books:
Lewis, M.K. (1992), “Off-the-balance-sheet activities”, in: Newman P. Milgate M. Eatwell J. (Eds), The New Palgrave Dictionary of money & finance, Macmillan, London, pp. 67-72.
For proceedings of conferences, symposia etc :
Lam, W.H.K., Lo, H.P. and Chung, C.M. (1990) “A unified framework for estimating origin-destination matrices for roadside interviews”. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Survey Methods in Transportation, Washington DC, January 1990.

Footnotes. They should be used only in exceptional cases. If footnotes are used, they should be numbered consecutively with superscript Arabic numerals and should be kept to a minimum.
Figures and Tables. They must have a descriptive title legend, should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals and should be drawn on separate pages. The approximate position of tables and figures should be indicated in the text. Upon acceptance of a paper, author(s) must furnish camera-ready artwork in triplicate for all figures in a professional drawing on white paper (one original in black ink and two photocopies accepted).
Formulae. They should be typewritten. Subscripts and superscripts should be set off clearly. Equations should be numbered serially in the right-hand side and in parentheses. Only equations explicitly referred to in the text need in general be numbered. Lengthy mathematical proofs should be placed in an appendix.
Proofs. They will be sent to author(s), if there is sufficient time to do so. Proofs will be corrected and returned to the Journal within three days of receipt. Extensive alterations or revisions cannot be accepted.
Reprints. Twenty reprints of each paper are supplied free of charge to the corresponding author; additional reprints are available at cost if they are ordered when the proofs is returned.