Maritime Studies (MAST) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed Springer journal on the social dimensions of coastal and marine issues throughout the world. The journal is a venue for theoretical and empirical research relevant to a wide range of academic social science disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, geography, history and political science.
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We invite original research papers, reviews and viewpoints and welcome proposals for special issues that make a distinctive contribution to contemporary discussion around maritime and coastal use, development and governance. The journal provides a rigorous but constructive review process and rapid publication, and is accessible to new researchers, including postgraduate students and early career academics.
MAST is produced by the Centre for Maritime Research (MARE), in a partnership between the University of Amsterdam, Wageningen University, Aalborg University, the University of Tromsø, Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung and University of Gothenburg.
Initially launched as a bi-annual publication on December 4, 2002, MAST joined the SpringerOpen catalogue in 2012. All of the papers published by MAST are therefore open access and freely available. To stay up to date with the latest MAST news and publications, register with SpringerOpen and subscribe to MAST article alerts here .
For an overview of MAST issues and articles published prior to the open access switch (<2012), click here.