The International Maritime Transport and Logistics Conference (MARLOG)


MARLOG Journal

The conference organizing committee is pleased to announce that selected papers from the research papers submitted to the conference will be published in the following Journal:

The International Maritime Transport and Logistics (MARLOG) Journal

The journal is an open access; peer-reviewed publishes the proceedings of MARLOG conference. The journal is published once a year based on the articles submitted to MARLOG conference. It has an ambitious plan to include the journal in the international databases and directories, like: EBSCO, DOAJ, and Scopus on the long term. The journal is published and managed by Academy Publishing Center (APC), The Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (AASTMT).

Journal’s Website: http://apc.aast.edu/ojs/index.php/MARLOG/index


Open Access Policy

MARLOG provides immediate open access to all content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. MARLOG grants usage rights to others using the open license CC-BY-NC allowing for immediate free access to the work and permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

Copyright Notice

For Authors

Authors retain copyright and grant MARLOG the commercial rights. All published materials are licensed under CC-BY-NC Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Author(s) have all rights to use author copy in his/her educational activities, own websites, institutional and/or funder’s web sites by providing a full citation to the final version published in MARLOG.

Author(s) have the right to transmit, print, and share the first submitted copies with colleagues.

Author(s) can use the final published article for his/her own professional positions, career, or qualifications by citing the MARLOG publication.

For Readers:

You are free to:

  • Share  — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

As long as you follow the license terms

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • Non Commercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits. 
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Peer Review Process

All papers submitted to MARLOG conference are a subject of double blind peer-review by the technical committee of the conference. The process of peer-review begins by requesting the abstracts from the authors (simple one page abstract) before a certain deadline, then these abstracts are reviewed by members of the technical committee. Abstract notifications are then sent to authors requesting the full paper from the accepted ones. 

The following requested from the authors when uploading the full research papers:

  1. Uploading them before a certain deadline
  2. Remove all the names, affiliations and contact data from the paper to apply the double-blind review system.
  3. Follow the conference template strictly.


After the deadline, all papers are desk reviewed first then they go through a plagiarism check (Maximum accepted plagiarism rate is 20%) Then all papers are sent to minimum two or three reviewers for peer-review.


After receiving the reviewers’ feedback and approved by the head of the technical committee and chief in editor of the journal, these reviews are sent to the authors along with the decisions as follows:

  1. Accepted
  2. Accepted with comments
  3. Rejected.


For both option 1 and 2, the authors are requested to re upload the papers after adding the names, affiliations and contact data to the paper and making sure they follow the template correctly.



Publishing Ethics

MARLOG Statement on Publication Ethics

MARLOG and our editors are fully committed to ethical publication practice. We act in accordance with the principles outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and support the development, and practical application, of consistent ethical standards throughout the scholarly publishing community.

  • MARLOG is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and to supporting ethical research practices.
  • MARLOG adheres to follow the Committee on Publication Ethics “COPE” Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.
  • MARLOG would like to refer reviewers to the Committee on Publication Ethics “COPE” Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers
  • MARLOG would also encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics "COPE" website.
  • MARLOG ensures research has been conducted with the highest standards of rigour and integrity.
  • MARLOG requires the work not to be submitted elsewhere and is not under consideration with any other publication.
  • MARLOG accepts only the work that does not include libelous, defamatory or unlawful statements.
  • By submitting your work to MARLOG you are guaranteeing that the work is not in infringement of any existing copyright.

 The essentials of MARLOG’s publishing ethics for all groups involved in the publishing process are as follows:



 Editors’ Responsibilities:

  • The editor should maintain the transparency of the academic research & record, preclude professional needs from cooperating ethical standards, and always be willing to publish retractions, rectifications, and erratum when required. 
  • The editor should attempt to ensure timely peer review and publication process and should avoid unnecessary delays. 
  • The editors and other editorial board members should not be involved in editorial decisions on their own submitted work. They should be excluded from publication decisions when they are authors or even have contributed to a manuscript. 
  • The editor should give peer reviewers explicit guidance on their role and responsibilities and monitor their performances for quality and timeliness. 
  • The editor should ensure confidential handling of the submitted manuscripts and not disclose any information on submitted manuscripts before their publication.
  • The editor should assess manuscripts for their scientific quality content, in an unbiased manner and free from any decisions based on discrimination of race, gender, geographical origin, or religion of the author(s). The editor should evaluate manuscripts regarding to their academic merit free of any self-interests. 
  • Promoting research rectitude must be preserved. If at any stage the publisher suspects any kind of misconduct in research, it should be investigated promptly in detail with suitable authority; and if any suspicious act of misconduct is observed in the peer review, it should be resolved with diligence. 

Peer Reviewers’ Responsibilities: 

  • Peer reviewers should provide a detailed, constructive, comprehensive, evidenced, and unbiased evaluation in a timely manner on the scientific content of the submitted work. They should judge each manuscript on its merits, without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, academic degree or institutional affiliation of the author(s). 
  • Peer reviewers should play an important role in identifying any ethical concerns or misconduct  in their evaluation of submitted manuscripts; such as possible data fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, image manipulation, any violation of ethical treatment of animal or human subjects, unethical research, redundant or duplicate publication, conflict of interests and notify the journal editor as the possibility of such problems exists. 
  • Peer reviewers should notify the journal editor about any financial or personal conflict of interest and declining to review the manuscript when a possibility of such a conflict exists. 
  • Peer reviewers should respect the confidentiality of the complete review process. 
  • Peer reviewers should indicate whether the writing is relevant, concise & clear and evaluating the originality and scientific accuracy.
  • Peer reviewers must avoid making statements in their report which might affect any person’s reputation. 
  • Peer reviewers are required to only agree to peer review manuscripts within their expertise and within a reasonable timeframe. 
  • Peer reviewers should notify the journal editor in the case of declining the review in any case. 
  • Peer reviewers are required to destroy submitted manuscripts and all related material after they have reviewed them.  

Authors’ Responsibilities: 

  • Authors should make publicly available all the results of their research and are accountable for the completeness and accuracy of their reports. 
  • Author(s) should warrant that the submitted manuscript is from their own original work, which does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity, and it is free from any kind of plagiarism including their own previously published work. 
  • All authors named on the paper are equally held accountable for the content of a submitted manuscript or published paper although having different contributions. 
  • The work should not have been published elsewhere or submitted to any other journal(s) at the same time. 
  • Author(s) must clearly declare any potential conflict of interest. 
  • Author(s) must disclose all sources of funding for the research reported in the paper. 
  • If asked to provide a list of suggested reviewers, author(s) must provide the correct details for suitable reviewers with the appropriate experience to review, ensuring that the suggested reviewers do not have a conflict of interest.
  • Proper acknowledgements to other work reported (individual/company/institution) must be given. Permission must be obtained from any content used from other sources.


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