Dear AIB-L Administrator,

Please kindly circulate this call for chapters in AIB-L. Thank you.


Call for Book Chapters

To be included in a book entitled:


Dr. Muhammad Subhan
Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Eng., MLogM (Malaysia), Aff.M.ASCE (USA), CMILT (Australia)

Publisher: UUM Press
Universiti Utara Malaysia

This is a call for expressions of interest for chapter submissions for an edited book entitled: ‘Maritime Management: Trade, Supply Chain and Security’. You are invited to send an abstract of around 300-500 words to be considered in the book to the editor-in-chief, Dr. Muhammad Subhan (Head of Maritime and Port Management Studies), by 25 May 2017. Please send your abstract only by email to: [log in to unmask]

At this stage, the publisher (UUM Press, Malaysia) has expressed initial interest in publishing this book. The publisher, however, will make their decision after reviewing a final draft of the manuscript including the proposed chapters. It is envisaged that final completed chapters (book final draft) would be submitted by the editor-in-chief to the publisher by 12 March 2018.

The length of chapter will be a maximum of 8,000 words (not including references). Chapters must not have been published or submitted elsewhere for any consideration for publication. Previous presented conference papers or unpublished thesis are welcome after necessary revisions from its original version.

Objective of the book:

Accordingly, this call for book chapters will assemble an edited collection of chapters on maritime management issues in trade, supply chain and security in Asia. The main objective of the book is to provide comprehensive evidence of research, case studies, practical and theoretical papers on the issues and challenges surrounding maritime management and their practical implications. The book will serve as a valuable resource for government officials, academics, researchers, consultants, students and other concerned parties whose works are related to maritime management.

Target Audience:

This book will be a useful reference for academics, students, policy-makers and professionals in the fields of international business and trade, port management, logistics and supply chain, economic planning, spatial planning, maritime security, sea transportation, environmental management, law at the sea and general aspects of maritime management.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

       Maritime Planning
       Maritime Governance
       Maritime Business
       Maritime and Economic Development
       Maritime and Economic Integration
       Maritime and Hinterland Development
       Maritime Technology
       Port, Logistics and Sea Transportation
       Maritime Competition and Competitiveness
       Future of Port, Maritime and Hinterland Development
       Maritime Security
       Maritime Disputes
       Maritime Pollution
       Maritime Strait Development and Management
       Collaborations in Maritime and Hinterland Development
       Environment and Climate Change Issues Associated with Maritime Management

Abstract and Manuscript Submission Information

Academics, researchers, policymakers, post-graduate students, scholars and practitioners are invited to submit their abstract by 25 May 2017. Authors of accepted abstract will be notified within 14 working days on the status of their proposals. For successful authors, the draft of full chapter should be submitted to the editor-in-chief by 12 September 2017 and final draft should be received by the editor-in-chief by 12 January 2018. Full chapters should range maximum of 8,000 words in length. All submitted chapters will undergo a thorough review process after passing the plagiarism check.


       Dr. Muhammad Subhan
       Dr. Mohammad Zaki Ahmad
       Dr. Sabariah Yaakub
       Dr. Salwani Arbak


This book is scheduled to be published by UUM Press, a publisher of the Universiti Utara Malaysia. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

Important Dates                                 Due Dates

       Abstract Submission:                         15 June 2017 (First extension)
       Abstract Notification of Acceptance:    within 2 weeks
       Full Chapter Submission:                     12 September 2017
       Chapter Submission (By invitation):      12 November 2017
       Final Notification of Acceptance:         12 December 2017
       Revised Book Submission (Final Draft):  12 February 2018
       Submission to the publisher:               12 March 2018

Inquiries and submission matters can be addressed to:

Muhammad Subhan, Ph.D
Head, Maritime and Port Management Studies Research Unit
Universiti Utara Malaysia
Office (Tel): +6049288541
Office (Fax): +6049288470
Email: [log in to unmask]

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