Maritime Affairs

Maritime Affairs (Journal)

Maritime Affairs is the flagship journal of the National Maritime Foundation of India. The Journal solicits well-researched articles on aspects related to the maritime domain. The aim is to engage in a critical dialogue over issues pertaining to India’s maritime security issues, as well as on other focus areas such as China, Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, the Indo-Pacific, and non-traditional security.

The Foundation welcomes submissions of articles and commentaries. Articles submitted to Maritime Affairs should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Two types of articles are solicited: Full length articles (5000 words) and short commentaries (3000 words).


Articles should be submitted by 28 Feb for the summer edition and 31 Aug for the winter edition every year. A suitable honorarium will be given to the author after the article is published. The articles may be forwarded to 

For further details, please follow the link: Instructions for Authors

To access previously published articles, click here: Maritime Affairs


The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also referred to as ‘The Constitution for the Oceans’, as we know today, evolved from the numerous discussions that were held during the various United Nations Conferences on the Law of the Sea, beginning from 1956. The UNCLOS, in its present form consists of the framework Convention, covering 320 Articles, along with the nine annexes. It was adopted on 10 December 1982 and entered into force on 16 November 1994. The Convention is an unprecedented attempt by the international community to ‘settle, in a spirit of mutual understanding and cooperation, all issues relating to the law of the sea and aware of the historic significance of this Convention as an important contribution to the maintenance of peace, justice and progress for all peoples of the world’.

In order to understand the nuances and various challenges in respect of the UNCLOS and to commemorate 40 years of the Convention, the National Maritime Foundation (NMF) is seeking submissions for its Summer 2022 Special Issue, UNCLOS at 40. The special issue seeks to provide a medium to discuss and seek possible solutions to the challenges being faced by UNCLOS, through well-researched articles (5000-7000 words) under a suitable title covered by one of the five broad themes mentioned in the Concept Note.

Please find the Concept Note HERE.

Submission Guidelines

  • Articles should be submitted by 28 February 2022 and forwarded to both and
  • Authors must also Cc their submissions to:,, and
  • For further details, please follow the link: Instructions for Authors