Call for Papers

Volume 39

For over 20 years under the senior editorship of the late Elisabeth Mann Borgese, the Ocean Yearbook has published leading edge articles, reports and reference materials devoted to the issues and concerns affecting the world’s oceans. Marine biologists, oceanographers, and specialists in foreign policy, ocean development, coastal zone management, international law, and strategic studies around the world have found the Ocean Yearbook an invaluable tool for research on this vital global resource.  Editorship of the Ocean Yearbook is a cooperative effort of the International Ocean Institute and the Marine & Environmental Law Institute at Schulich School of Law.  Published previously by the University of Chicago Press, the Ocean Yearbook is published by Brill Nijhoff.

The Ocean Yearbook editors – Scott Coffen-Smout, Patrícia Galvão Ferreira, Moira L. McConnell and Sara L Seck are now inviting submissions for Volume 39.  Articles on one or more of the following topics will be considered for publication:

  • Issues and Prospects
  • Ocean Governance
  • Living Resources of the Ocean
  • Non-living Ocean Resources
  • Transportation and Communications
  • Environment and Coastal Management
  • Maritime Security
  • Military Activities
  • Regional Developments
  • Training and Education
  • Polar Issues

Manuscripts should be between 4,000 and 20,000 words in length, written in English, typed and doubled-spaced on letter-size (A4 or 8.5 x 11) paper, with full bibliographic citations in the form of Chicago style footnotes. Citation guidelines can be viewed at Authors and Artwork Guidelines or will be sent on request from the editorial office at  Please note that manuscripts are refereed before acceptance. While every effort is made to respond rapidly to authors, the review process can take several months. Authors are responsible for securing in advance of submission any copyright clearances necessary for the publication of their work.

The deadline for submission for Volume 39 is March 31, 2024.  Please submit manuscripts or any inquiries to the Co-Editor at the address below.

EDITORS: Scott Coffen-Smout, Patrícia Galvão Ferreira, Moira L. McConnell and Sara L Seck

Scott Coffen-Smout, Co-Editor
Ocean Yearbook Editorial Office
c/o Marine & Environmental Law Institute
Schulich School of Law
6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia

tel: 1-902-494-1988
fax: 1-902-494-1316