​JTMS Winter/Spring 2022 Issue Call for Papers

The Journal Territorial and Maritime Studies (JTMS) is soliciting submissions for its Winter/Spring 2022 issue. JTMS is an interdisciplinary journal of research on territorial and maritime issues sponsored by the Northeast Asia History Foundation with editorial offices hosted by Yonsei University in South Korea. The Journal provides an academic medium for the announcement and dissemination of research results in the fields of history, international law, international relations, geography, peace studies, and any other relevant discipline as they pertain to terrestrial and maritime territorial issues. The journal covers all continental areas across the world, and it discusses any territorial and maritime subjects through the various research methods from different perspectives; moreover, practical studies as well as theoretical works, which contribute to a better understanding of terrestrial and maritime territorial issues, are encouraged.


General Information

Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies publishes two issues per year, one in spring and one in fall. Issues are published at the end of June and January. Authors wishing to appear in the Winter/Spring issue must submit their articles for consideration by September 1st; those wishing to appear in the Summer/Fall issue must submit their articles by February 1st. Peer review may take up to six weeks. Online access to issue articles may take up to two months following publication depending upon the schedule of the online access provider. 

Submitted papers should include four major sections: the title page, structured abstract, main body, and references. The title page should contain the title of the paper, the author's name, the institutional affiliation, and keywords. To be considered, Manuscripts must follow the JTMS style guide available on our website. A length of maximum 9,000 words is preferred for an article, including endnotes, 4,000 words for our essays, and approximately 2,000 words for a book review.  Inquiries may be sent via the email address provided above.Papers about economics, business, culture, history, politics, international relations pertaining to terrestrial and maritime territorial issues and other academic disciplines are accepted for consideration. To submit an article for possible publication in JTMS, please submit your paper as an email attachment in Microsoft Word to the editor by September 1, 2021 to jtms@yonsei.ac.kr. Authors will receive an email confirmation when their articles are received.

For further details about preparing an article and formatting files, see the style guide.


Submit all manuscripts and editorial inquiries about JTMS to:

Lonnie Edge

Yonsei Institute of North Korean Studies

Kim Dae Jung Library

#302, 5-26 Sinchon-ro 4 gil, Mapo-gu

Seoul 121-818

South Korea


New Policies for JTMS Improvement

With the recent Scopus listing, JTMS has decided to implement some new measures to make sure we continue to improve and grow as and academic journal.  In that interest, we are implementing the following new policies.

  • To ensure we maintain a broad variety of authors and articles, authors who publish an article in JTMS in a given year may no longer submit an article in the following year.  This ensures a minimum 1 year gap between author appearances in JTMS.

  • In the book review section we intend to implement in house reviews of book reviews.  This will ensure a minimum standard of academic rigor and professionalism in our book reviews.

As always, the Editorial Board and staff at JTMS are striving to make JTMS the premier journal of history, politics, and security of terrestrial and maritime territorial disputes and we welcome suggestions regarding how to meet that goal.

JTMS Call for Blog Entries

The blog of Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies welcomes submissions for blog entries. This forum is intended to discuss topics related to recent territorial and maritime news, research, and policy.  Authors may submit blog entries of 1000-2000 words (or longer with editorial approval) on these subjects.  It is hoped that this blog will help bring a fresh perspective on how to deal with territorial and maritime issues and the complexities these issues present. 

Those wishing to submit a blog post can send their post to jtms@yonsei.ac.kr along with the author's contact info, bio, and a recent photo.

Book Reviews

JTMS publishes short summaries of all books received and complete reviews of selected books. Authors and/or publishers interested in having a summary or review of a maritime and territorial studies related book appear in our journal should send a complimentary copy to the book review editor. All reviews should be sent to the book review editor, Alexander M. Hynd (jtmsbookreviews@gmail.com) and cc’d to the managing editor, Lonnie Edge (jtms@yonsei.ac.kr).  Book reviews should: give a clear and detailed account of book content, explain the value of the book in terms of the literature on the subject, conclude with the reviewer's thoughts on the book.  All reviewers are expected to maintain at least a minimum level of impartiality, collegiality, and professionalism in their writing of reviews and critiques of authors.  All book reviews will be peer reviewed in house to ensure their quality meets JTMS standards. 


Books currently available for review are:

  • Frettingham, Edmund & Hwang, Yih-Jye (Eds.) (2021). Maritime and Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: Faces of Power and Law in the Age of China’s Rise, Routledge.

  • Moore, Cameron (2021). Freedom of Navigation and the Law of the Sea: Warships, States and the Use of Force, Routledge.

  • Bukh, Alexander (2020). These Islands Are Ours: The Social Construction of Territorial Disputes in Northeast Asia, Stanford University Press.

  • Evans, Malcom & Galani, Sofia (2020). Maritime Security and the law of the Sea: Help or Hindrance?, Elgar.

  • Heritage, Anisa & Lee, Pak K. (2020). Order, Contestation and Ontological Security-Seeking in the South China Sea: Governance, Security and Development, Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Ioannides, Nicholas (2020). Maritime Claims and Boundary Delimitation: Tension and
    Trends in the Eastern Mediterranean,

  • Otto, Lisa (2020) Global Challenges in Maritime Security: An Introduction, Springer. 

  • Purcell, Kate (2020). Geographical Change and the Law of the Sea, OUP.

  • Rytövuori-Apunen, Helena (2020). Power and Conflict in Russia’s Borderlands: The Post-Soviet Geopolitics of Dispute Resolution, Bloombury.

  • Forrest, Craig (2019). Maritime Legacies and the Law: Effective Legal Governance of WWI Wrecks, Elgar.

  • Fox, Senan (2019). China, South Korea, and the Socotra Rock Dispute: A Submerged Rock and Its Destabilizing Potential, Palgrave Pivot.

  • Garcia, Zenel (2019). China’s Military Modernization, Japan’s Normalization and the South China Sea Territorial Disputes, Springer.

  • Khan, Mariama (2019). The Gambia-Senegal Border: Issues in Regional Integration, Routledge.

  • Love, Maryann (2019). Global Issues: Beyond Sovereignty, Rowan & Littlefield.

  • Miller, Todd (2019). Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border around the World, Verso.

  • Natoli, Tommaso & Riccardi, Alice (Eds.) (2019). Borders, Legal Spaces and Territories in Contemporary International Law, Springer.

  • Tanaka, Yoshifumi (2019). Predictability and Flexibility in the Law of Maritime Delimitation, Hart.

  • Tran Truong Thuy (Ed.) (2019). Building a Normative Order in the South China Sea: Evolving Disputes, Expanding Options, Elgar.

  • Trilling, Daniel (2019). Lights in the Distance, Pan Macmiillan.

  • Ahmed, Imtiaz (2018). South Asian Rivers: A Framework for Cooperation, Springer.

  • Edmonds, Martin & Tsai, Michael M. (Eds.) (2018). Taiwan's Maritime Security, Routledge.

  • Gray, Christine (2018). International Law and the Use of Force 4th edition, Oxford University Press.

  • Kaul J.L & Jha, Anupam (2018). A South Asian Perspective: Shifting Horizons of Public International Law, Springer India.

  • Miller, Douglass & Garschagen, Matthias (2018). Crossing Borders: Governing Environmental Disasters in a Global Urban Age in Asia and the Pacific, Springer Singapore.

  • Rozman, Gilbert & Liow, Joseph (2018). International Relations and Asia’s Southern Tier, Springer Singapore.

  • Till, Geoffrey (2018). Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-First Century, Routledge.

Deadlines and

Publication Dates


Deadline for Summer/Fall Issue


Publication of Summer/Fall Issue


Deadline for Winter/Spring Issue


Publication of Winter/Spring Issue


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