​JTMS Winter/Spring 2021 Issue Call for Papers

The Journal Territorial and Maritime Studies (JTMS) is soliciting submissions for its Summer/Fall 2021 issue.  In the interest of increasing submissions for this recently launched publication, JTMS is offering authors of articles successfully passing peer review and selected for publication in the Summer/Fall 2021 issue an honorarium of $1000. 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. 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 territorial and maritime issues, are encouraged.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to jtms@yonsei.ac.kr. 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.


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. 

JTMS welcomes research articles (up to 9,000 words) and short papers, commentaries (up to 4,000 words) and book reviews (up to 2000 words) on territorial and maritime studies. Submitted papers should include four major sections: the Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References. The title page should contain the title of the paper, the author's name, the institutional affiliation and keywords. Manuscripts should follow the author-date method of in-text citation; author's last name and the year of publication for the source material should appear in the text. Papers about economics, business, culture, history, politics, international relations 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. 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


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).


Books currently available for review are:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Urbina, Ian (2019). The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier, Penguin Random House

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Bernes, Bousetta & Caroline Zickgraf (2017). Migration in the Western Mediterranean: Space, Mobility and Borders, Routledge

  • Carrera, Blockmans, Guild, Cassarino & Gros (2017). The European Border and Coast Guard: Addressing Migration and Asylum Challenges in the Mediterranean?, CEPS

  • Hai, Do Thanh (2017). Vietnam and the South China Sea: Politics, Security and Legality, Routledge

  • Kassim, Y. Razali (2017). The South China Sea Disputes: Flashpoints, Turning Points and Trajectories, World Scientific​

  • Kim, Suk Kyoon (2017). Maritime Disputes in Northeast Asia: Regional Challenges and Cooperation (Maritime Cooperation in East Asia), Brill-Nijhoff

  • McCabe, Robert C. (2017). Modern Maritime Piracy: Genesis, Evolution and Responses, Routledge

  • Provost, René (2017). State Responsibility in International Law, Routledge

  • Zhang, Hongzhou & Li, Mingjiang (2017). Politics in Asia: China and Transboundary Water Politics in Asia, Routledge

  • Chan, Steve (2016). China's Troubled Waters: Maritime Disputes in Theoretical Perspective, Cambridge University Press

  • Eichstaedt, Peter Pirate (2016). State: Inside Somalia's Terrorism at Sea, Chicago Review Press

  • Fels, Enrico & Truong-Minh Vu (2016). Power Politics in Asia's contested waters: territorial disputes in the South China Sea, Springer

  • Gutirrex, Norman A. Martnez (2016). Limitation of Liability in International Maritime Conventions: The Relationship between Global Limitation Conventions and Particular Liability Regimes, Routledge

  • Kashubsky, Mikhail (2016). Offshore Oil and Gas Installations Security: An International Perspective, Routledge

  • Kennedy, Greg & Harsh V. Pant (2016). Assessing Maritime power in the Asia-Pacific: The impact of American Strategic Re-Balance, Routledge

  • Liss, Carolin & Ted Biggs (2016). Piracy in Southeast Asia: Trends, Hot Spots and Responses, Routledge

  • Moran, Daniel & James A. Russell (2016). Maritime Strategy and Global Order: Markets, Resources, Security, Georgetown University Press​

  • Storey, Ian & Lin, Cheng-Yi (2016). The South China Sea Dispute: Navigating Diplomatic and Strategic Tensions, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute​

Deadlines and

Publication Dates


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Publication of Summer/Fall Issue


Deadline for Winter/Spring Issue


Publication of Winter/Spring Issue


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