The Brazilian Institute for the Law of the Sea (BILOS) invites all professors, researchers, students, and Law of the Sea professionals to submit scientific papers to be presented at the VI Congress of the Brazilian Institute for the Law of the Sea, which will be held online* on 27 and 28 October 2022, at the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The selected articles will compose the 6th volume of the book, Law of the Sea: reflections, trends and perspectives, published by D’Plácido.
Papers must be submitted by 30 September 2022 through the link: http://www.ibdmar.org/formulario-de-envio-call-for-papers-chamada-de-artigos/
Only articles written by a Ph.Ds, Ph.D. students, Master’s degree or Master’s students will be evaluated. Undergraduate students may submit articles, as long as a Ph.D. or Master’s degree holder has co-authored the article.
Authors must be registered in the VI Congress of BILOS, at the time of submission of articles.
Each author may submit up to 2 (two) articles. Each article may have a maximum of 2 (two) co-authors.
Under penalty of disqualification, the text of the articles may not contain any means of identification of the author. The author’s identification data may only appear on the cover page and must be inserted in the article submission form.
Articles may be written in Portuguese, Spanish, English, or French.
Title (in Portuguese or Spanish or French, accompanied by its English translation);
Abstract (in Portuguese or Spanish or French, accompanied by its English translation) of up to 800 (eight hundred) characters including spaces;
Keywords (Portuguese or Spanish or French, accompanied by its English translation) from 3 (three) to 5 (five) keywords, separated by semicolons, in lowercase, except when capital letters are so required;
The articles must fit in the following format: Word file (.doc or .docx), size between 15 (fifteen) and 30 (thirty) pages, excluding bibliographic references; A4 format; Times New Roman font, size 12 (twelve); spacing 1.5 (one and a half); top and bottom margin of 2.5 (two and a half) cm and sides of 3 (three) cm. Articles of less than 15 (fifteen) pages will not be evaluated.
Title and subtitles must be italicized in bold. The title must be in all capitals, centered. The divisions and subdivisions of the articles must be in lowercase, in bold, numbered progressively. The introduction, conclusion, and bibliographic references may not be numbered.
Submitted articles do not need to be unpublished. If the article is published, this must be communicated to the Editor (in “Comment to the Editor”) at the time of online submission of the text.
The content expressed in the articles is the sole responsibility of the author, BILOS is exempt from any responsibility.
Direct quotations of up to 3 (three) lines should be included in the text of the article enclosed in quotation marks.
Direct quotations exceeding 3 (three) lines should be included in a new paragraph and should not contain quotation marks. The indentation of the new paragraph should be 4 (four) cm. The new paragraph containing the quote should be preceded by a colon.
Highlighted text in foreign languages must be italicized.
Explanatory notes and research references should be inserted at the end of each page by means of footnotes. The author-data system should not be used.
TANAKA, Yoshifumi. The International Law of the Sea. 2. ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
ANDERSON, David. “Freedoms of the High Seas in the Modern Law of the Sea”. In: FREESTONE David; BARNES Richard. The Law of the Sea: Progress and Prospects. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 327-346.
BAI, Jiayu. “The IMO Polar Code: The Emerging Rules of Arctic Shipping Governance”. The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Vol. 30, Issue 4, 2015, pp. 674-699.
For the acceptance of articles, the conditions of authorship, language, theme, structure, and format of the text will be preliminarily verified by the Editorial Board of the VI Congress of BILOS.
Once the articles are accepted, they will be evaluated anonymously by peers (blind peer review), who will recommend whether or not the article should be approved for publication.
Authors will have access to the evaluation of their articles, without identifying the referee.
The articles approved by the Editorial Board will be presented at the VI Congress of BILOS and will be part of the 6th volume of the book Law of the Sea: reflections, trends and perspectives, published by D’Plácido, a BILOS partner since 2017.
To submit articles, each author must register here, paying the individual amount of R$ 100.00 (one hundred BRL), which will guarantee the following rights:
Evaluation of up to 2 (two) submitted articles;
Presentation online of articles at the VI Congress of BILOS, if approved;
Certificate of participation and submission of articles, if approved;
Publication of articles in the 6th volume of the book, Law of the Sea: reflections, trends and perspectives, if approved;
Discount on the purchase of a copy of the 6th volume of the book, Law of the Sea: reflections, trends and perspectives, once the respective articles have been approved;
Membership to BILOS until 30 September 2023, regardless of whether or not the article is approved.
* The VI Congress of BILOS will take place at the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), also in online format, with lectures and debates broadcast live on BILOS’ official YouTube channel.