The Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya is pleased to announce the launch of a new, open-access journal, SAMUDERA-Journal of Maritime and Coastal Studies (SAMUDERA-JMCS) is an online journal covering research activity in the broad area of maritime and coastal studies. The journal is providing authors with a more convenient and efficient process to communicate research findings and discussions to the global maritime and coastal research community. The journal aims to promote and amplify the voices and ideas of the research community, SAMUDERA-Journal of Maritime and Coastal Studies will put your work at the heart of the conversations taking place in the social science, humanities and scientific research community today.

A streamlined double-blind peer-review process, overseen by a panel of experts, ensures a fair and regular publication experience. All published article enable research results to be freely communicated between authors and readers where the copyright of the original work remains with the author.

The large Editorial Board of SAMUDERA-Journal of Maritime and Coastal Studies is interdisciplinary and multinational that the journal will serve. This journal which is a fully open access format enables the manuscripts to be easily accessed by the other researchers. The journal is free of charge, which the authors only will be responsible for managing their copy editing manuscript with the suggested professional editor(s).

We welcome your submissions via the journal's submission and peer review website at Please visit the Journal’s website to learn more about this journal at