Journal of Maritime Law is an electronic journal that has been through the process of Pre -Review. This page will explain the Guidelines of Conduct Publications for all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the Author, chief Editor, the Editorial Board, the Partners and Publisher (Study Program of Law Science, University of Maritim Raja Ali Haji). The rules in this page has been in accordance with the COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Guidelines of Conduct of Journal Publication

The publication of articles in the Journal of Maritime Law must go through a Peer-Review process that is important for the development of a coherent and respectable scientific network. This is a form of recognition of the quality of the articles of the author and the institutions behind them. Peer-Review of articles is a form of implementation and embodiment of the scientific method. Therefore it is important to agree on the standards of ethical behavior expected for all parties involved in publishing actions: Authors, Journal Editors, Bestari Partners, Publishers and Communities.

The Maritime University Law Study Program Raja Ali Haji as the Publisher of the Journal of Maritime Law is aware of his duties as a person in charge in every publishing process seriously, both in terms of ethics and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertisements, reprints or other commercial income will not affect or influence editorial decisions. In addition, Raja Ali Haji Maritime University Law Study Program and Editorial Board will assist in communication with other journals / other publishers if needed and needed.

Decisions for Publications

The Editor of the Journal of Maritime Law is responsible for deciding which articles should be published from the articles that have been sent. The validity of the article and the benefits for researchers and readers must be used as a determining factor in every decision making. The editors will base on the policies of the Journal Editorial Board and the legal rules that generally apply such as defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor can negotiate with other editors or Bestari Partners in making that decision.

The Principle of Fair Game

In Evaluating script, editor should be based on intelectual content itself, without looking gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic, citizenship, or politic ideology from the writer itself.


Editor and every Editorial staff is not allowed  to say any information about the script that  have been collect for another person except the wtiter, Reviewer, Potential Reviewers, another Editor and Publisher.

The disclosure and conflict interests

Materials which have not been published in a manuscript filed should not be used in the editor of his own without the written from writer.

Reviewer Task

The Contribution for Editorial Final Decisions

Reviewer helps the editor in making decisions and via communication between editorial and writer, reviewers can help the writer in upgrade the article.


Every Reviewer appointed and felt that he did not meet the qualifications needed to reviewed this particular or knowing that the review would not be completed on time to do the notice to the editor and resigned from the process of review articles.


Every script that have been received for review should become a secret document. The Script can not display or discuss with other people except by Editor Allowance.

Objectives Standard

Review should be objective. Criticism of personal writer is unethical. Reviewer to express their views on a clear and supported by the argument is good, but permitted by the editor.

Recognition of The reference

Reviewer should be indentify the work that have nbeen published and not yet cited by the author. Observation question , derivation or arugment which already researched before must be accompanied relevant quotation. Reviewers shoud be notify the editor if there is similarities substantial or overlap between the script under consideration with the papers of other people taht they know before.

Confidentiality and Importance Conflict

Secret information or idea that obtained by Pre – Review must keep the Confientiality and should not be using as personal gain. Reviewer must not review the manuscript where they have importncae conflict because of competitive, colaborative, or another relations or connection with one of the author, company or institute that connects with reviewed article.

The task of the Writer

Reporting Standards

The research writer must present an accurate report of the research conducted and the following objectives and benefits of the study. The data that is used as the basis must be accurately presented in the article sent. Articles must contain sufficient details and references to allow others to replicate / continue the research. Fraud or intentional inaccuracies in presenting data and references are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Access and Data Storage

The writer requested to give unripe data due to article for editorial and should prepared public access toward the data (Consistent with ALSP-STM Statement on Data and Database), if possble. Witer should save data itself in genuine time after publication within any condition.

Originality and Plagiarism

Each wtiter should  assure that they already write the work that are fully original or self-written and if the writer already using works or quote from other people must assure that it has been appropriately cited.

Article submission for more than one journal.

An author is not allowed to publish the same research text in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same text for more than one concurrent journal is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.

Acknowledgment Sources

The right Acknowledgment from other people’s work should be given. The writer should quote publication which has been proven in the emission of scientific works.

The Mention of the Authors

The mention of the author must be limited to people who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the research submitted. All people who have made significant contributions must be registered as co-authors. If there are other people who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors. The author must ensure that the articles listed are all appropriate co-authors and no co-authors are not supposed to, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article submitted and have agreed to the submission for publication.

Disclosure of Financial Resources and Conflict of Interest

All authors must disclose in their text, any substantive conflicts related to financial resources or the interests of third parties, which can affect the objectivity of the articles sent. All sources of financial support for the project / research in the articles sent must be disclosed.

Fundamental error in published work

When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in a self-published work, it is the author's obligation to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or correct the article.